We are currently in the northern part of Nevada. It is so hot here we don't need the water heater turned on to get hot water for showers, washing dishes, etc. Likewise, our society (including our politicians) are so heated up with their own agenda that we have people fighting and killing each other over … Continue reading No Hot Water Needed
Well, we are home everywhere we go since we take our home with us. Yesterday we took an excursion into Memphis to see some sights. We got up late due to not being able to sleep well the night before. By the time we got there and found the downtown welcome center it was almost … Continue reading Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home
Free book (until Nov. 19, 2018), the history of king David brought to life in the form of an historical novel. Well written. Reblogged from https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com
Book Title: The Edge of Revolt
Author Name: Uvi Poznansky
Sale dates: 11/15/2018-11/19/2018
Regular price of book: $3.99
Sale price of book: $0.00
Category: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
★ At times startling, as times awe-inspiring, and at all times fine reading, this is a welcome addition to the growing library of one our more important writers -Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer
★ Quality above compare, this novel is written by a master wordsmith who knows how to tell a story… This one is up for one of the best for the year for fiction. -Dennis Waller, Top 500 Reviewer
★ Ms. Poznansky gives voice to her characters, with rich emotions while etching their actions into our minds. Each scene is painted into existence by her words with a clarity that causes reality to fade -Dii, Top 500 Reviewer
David loves his sons. The last thing…
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Hormone Facts and Benefits Progesterone functions as a Serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI), having the net effect of increasing levels of serotonin in the CNS which may explain why depression improves in some patients and why some PMS symptoms are satiated. Progesterone restores Thyroid function which can be hindered by Estrogen monotherapy. Proposed mechanisms are decreasing … Continue reading Health and Hormones Part 2
Chris, thank you so much for sharing this information. Reblogging on thekingskidchronicles. Reblogged from https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com
on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
Here are six new agents seeking to expand their client lists. Tia Mele is looking for MG and YA. Justin Brouckaert is seeking literary and speculative fiction. Timothy Barry represents memoir and fiction. Kelly Oden is interested in literary and speculative fiction. Anne Tibbets represents adult science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, and horror, with the occasional crossover YA. Amy Stapp is interested in women’s fiction, mystery, suspense, historical fiction, young adult, and select narrative nonfiction.
Always check the agency website before submitting. Agents may switch agencies or close their lists, and submission requirements can change.
This is going to be a series of posts because there is just too much information to put into just one. I went to a doctor last week to see if he could order some tests that would determine the cause of my lack of energy, loss of enthusiasm, short-term memory lapses, etc. I informed … Continue reading Health And Hormones: Part 1
This mid-term election year has been one of the worst I have ever seen. I don't know about you, but I am so completely disgusted with bi-partisan politics, I'm ready to throw just about everybody out and start over--regardless of party affiliation. Neither side wants to give an inch. Many of those that have been … Continue reading United We Stand
Something has been bothering me for a long time. Someone has to have the intestinal fortitude to just spit it out. I'll try not to ramble, but if I do, it will all come together at the end. Please be patient. We live in the twenty-first century. I grew up in the twentieth century, a … Continue reading Sexism in the United States
This is a very helpful post (at least to me, with only two novels under my belt, and struggling with the rewrite of the first one) about developing characters and how many to include in a novel. Reblogged from https://writenook.wordpress.com
We’ve talked about killing off characters more than once on this blog…but today we’re discussing how many characters you should keep ALIVE to complete your tale.
First of all, you need yourprotagonist. Usually there is only one of these but sometimes there are more. It takes a certain type of writer to have more than one protagonist.
Character count: 1
Next up, we have the deuterangonist. Or more commonly known as the sidekick. Let the confusion start here. Limit your sidekick to a single being, or two. To this we say: have fun. They’re very important characters who need to be just as well-crafted as the protagonist. If you’re still getting the hang of writing, stick to one.
Character count: 2
The antagonist becomes our next character to focus on. Don’t be fooled though; the antagonist doesn’t always have to be another person. Your protagonist…
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M. L., thank you so much for sharing this. I’m almost finished with the rough draft of the re-write of my first novel and am stuck on trying to tie the clues together. Whether or not this solves my problem, I know it will help with the next novel. Thanks again. Reblogged from https://uninspiredwriters.com
Good morning writers, I hope you’ve had a great week.
I took a little time out this week, and took myself to Edinburgh for a few days. It’s an amazing city, and my aim was to spend some time alone, plotting novel 2 ahead of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).
Whether you’re planning to take part in NaNo or not, you may sometimes find yourself struggling to turn an idea into a full plot. I know do. So I’m going to share with you my method for turning a fledgling idea into a full story outline. (Please note, this is not a guaranteed guide, it works for me but may not work for everybody.)
Take a look at the following eight steps, to turn your novel idea into a plot:
1. Spend some quiet time thinking
The first thing I do when I have the stirrings of a new…
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One of the simplest formulas I’ve ever read on plotting. This is something I can do. Ryan, thank you so much for allowing other writers/authors to share this guest post. Reblogged from https://ryanlanz.com
by Steven Capps
Let’s discuss plotting. Not the evil, “let’s take over the world” kind, though I guess that does fit. I’m talking about the events that create a story. Specifically, I’m talking about the events that create my stories and how I go about developing them.
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This is a great post about killing some of our favorite characters in order to keep with the theme of the story. It isn’t easy to kill off the characters we work so hard to create, get to know, and care about. But “we all gotta go sometime.” Reblogged from https://aurorajalexander.wordpress.com
“There are two kinds of people who sit around all day thinking about killing people…mystery writers and serial killers. I’m the kind that pays better.”
― Richard Castle ―
I’m not a mystery writer, and I keep hoping not too many of my characters in my book will end up dead. Let’s say, the one or other tragic death is barely to avoid, but I’m working on it. Now, by thinking about it: as a fantasy writer I do have the chance to kill as many of the bad guys as I want; does that count too?
Above I purposely used the term “too many of MY characters…”. When I started to write my series I knew one main character. The more I worked on this woman, and with her, the more I got a liking of her. She is someone special. At first, I didn’t know exactly where she came…
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