National Novel Writing Month ended last week. I did not quite make the goal I set for myself but I did accomplish much. Being a discovery writer had its advantages and disadvantages. For those who aren’t sure what I’m talking about, let me explain. A lot of writers use outlines, very detailed, they go through… Read More Discovery Writing
My usual Monday post is a day late. I had the day off from my 9-5 job and concentrated on my writing. Being Thanksgiving week, time for writing will be tight. I will be squeezing out every moment I can. I am happy to say I made good progress yesterday. I hit 40,000 words total… Read More Thankful Week
I finally decided to start a twitter account yesterday. I’m 46 years old and I’ve made my first tweet. I will admit I was apprehensive about doing this, even though there are so many articles for authors that will tell you how important it is. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks, ‘what… Read More I Tweet, Therefore I Am
There are a good many writers out there that are adjective happy. Snow…cold snow…bitterly cold snow. How many ways to make a noun sound more exciting. Hi, I’m E.J. And I’m an adverb-a-aholic. I seem to think every action needs a descriptor. ‘Just’ seems to be my favorite. I took it out of my first… Read More Adverb-a-holic
We are about halfway into the story, so I thought it was time to share another scene with you. Main characters are always running into obstacles, it’s what we do to them, but when that obstacle is a fear the we force our characters to grow. Keep in mind, this is first draft work. Rika… Read More Chapter 11
What kind of word is that you ask? For those not in the know, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. I do not officially participate myself as I am a believer in writing quality story when your muse is cooperating. I do not discount the program though and would encourage anyone with a… Read More NaNoWriMo
I don’t think anything is as exhilarating as knowing someone read AND enjoyed your book. The story you so lovingly dumped your heart and soul and time into, and someone liked it. Thank you for the kind and intelligent review.