Chapter 1 I felt a strange apprehension when I stepped out of the shuttle into the sunlight and it sent a shiver down my spine, but the feeling quickly subsided as I looked around me. This place was magnificent! It was a tropical jungle paradise. Tall trees surrounded us on all sides. The only break … Continue reading Excerpt of NEW Chapter 1 of Tamisan
This is very inspiring. And it reminds me to stop complaining...
Hey everyone! I’ve just organised a free promotion on Amazon for Tamisan from the 15th July 2017 to 17th July 2017. I’d love it if you took advantage of this and grabbed a copy. If Science Fiction Paranormal Romance isn’t your cup of tea, maybe you could tell someone you know about it. I’d also … Continue reading Tamisan FREE on Amazon for three days!
Now that I’ve gotten moving out of the way, I’ve also worked on fixing a few things on my novel, Tamisan. You may be wondering why I’m fixing stuff on a novel that I have already released, but I realised that there was some problems that needed to be resolved. First – and this isn’t … Continue reading Moving is over – now back to work and Tamisan
We really need to think about what we're doing and where it's all heading. We can be more positive. I totally agree, Sara.
This is the sad truth, and I think out here in Australia, we're falling prey to the hatred too. Maybe it can be stopped, but people have to want it to stop, and that's the problem. So many people are so caught up in their hatred of one another and of everything, that they fail … Continue reading Budgie’s Journal #49 – Make America Kind Again
This is great advice that every writer can use!
Let’s get brutally honest for a moment. Writing — I mean really going for it — is terrifying!
Each and every time you sit down to put words on page, you’re actually transcribing a little piece of you: your wildest dreams, your deepest desires. So what if you don’t like what you see looking back at you? What if your reflection exposes you to be not the creative genius you’d hoped and imagined, but a failure and a fraud?
And that’s just the first cause of anxiety… (Who wouldn’t want to be a writer?!) As if looking at your own work wasn’t cringe-worthy enough, if you have any hope of publication, at some stage you will have to cast your story (that hard-laboured insight into your soul) before the eyes of complete strangers! Or worse: people you know!
To some extent, the anxiety is only natural: the nerves, the…
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If you follow my blog, you may have noticed that I haven't posted for a while. I'm in the middle of moving house and it has sucked up all my time and energy. I hope to be settled soon and back to work as usual. I'm moving to a nicer, quieter neighbourhood, so writing will … Continue reading Moving house
For me, it's not so much that I have the unfinished stuff that I've given up on. It's the unfinished stuff that's waiting in a queue for me to finish the stuff I'm doing and start on them...
CS Lakin really knows her stuff. I have found her website invaluable.
Hello, lovely people, I hope you are well? You are? Great! I know I am, it’s Friday after all! The last few days I have been outlining my scenes so that I am ready for Camp NaNoWriMo in July.
I’m reading an amazing book by CS Lakin called The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction which I have found invaluable. Lakin gives a scene checklist which I recommend you get your hands on.
I have used this to ask myself set questions per scene, and they are helping me so much I thought I would share them with you. Let me know what you think!
What is the action or revelation that is the high impact crux of this scene?
What new information will this scene tell the reader?
What is the purpose of the scene?
What do I want the reader to know by reading this scene?
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