Once there was a girl. Her heart was the warmest in the land. She loved and was loved by all. Her life, though not perfect, was a happy one. Her family and friends knew her as a girl who had a smile for everyone. But they did not know she had a secret. She was… Continue reading Fighter
My current wip is giving me trouble so I decided to take a break. Of course this means a new character popped up. Actually she's an old one that I never really developed. In my last job I came across a name that sparked an idea for a children's mystery novel. This is odd because… Continue reading Ideas and Things
I started a story almost a year ago and had more than half of it outlined when I hit a snag with my bad guy. I hate villains who are evil just for the sake of being evil. There needs to be a valid reason, at least valid to them. I figured out why my… Continue reading Funny How That Works
A lot of my main characters write. Or know someone who writes. Or read a lot. The reason for this is it's how I keep track of ideas. Every writer knows that the moment you get words on a page, approximately 56,792 other ideas pop up. If I can't use it in the story, and… Continue reading Random Writer Confession
I have a story trying to take form in my mind right now. All I know is that it involves three sister witches (totally not a Charmed rip-off, my sisters are triplets, totally different, gosh). I have a vague idea of one of the big issues they will have to face, how and why they… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
When I was younger, I used to pretend I had wings. I would imagine soaring through the clouds, racing the sparrows and resting in the trees. This is one fancy that never left as I got older. I have made up stories in which I suddenly discover the way to my true home. I have… Continue reading Wings
I used to be a pantser. I would have an idea and would just write. All I would have is the general idea for a plot, the opening page, the ending, or a scene in mind that I would write to. I was interested in the idea of outlines and brainstorming but it was always… Continue reading Plotter vs Pantser