Category Archives: The Writing Process

“Hello, Little One” – from Last Leaf Falls

I think I’m finally getting closer to finishing this work-in-progress! Advertisements

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Reaching for Light

“Write a post in response to today’s one-word prompt”: REACH I’m once again using the one-word prompt to share a scene from my work-in-progress, Last Leaf Falls. Let me tell you…you don’t realize how often a word is used until you … Continue reading

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This is my Fight scene ♫ ♫

“Write a post in response to today’s one-word prompt”: FIGHT I don’t always make good use of all the daily prompts available out there on the interwebs. But I came across this one and thought I’d use it to share … Continue reading

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Facebook Page for My Writer-Self I obsessed over whether or not to start a “writer page” on Facebook for my writer-self. I know you’ve all been waiting for it, and by “all” I’m referring to you Mom, (just kidding, my … Continue reading

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Free the Muse with Music –Tip for Writer’s Block

Great advice to be found in “Stomp Writer’s Block. Let Loose!”. Music often saves me. When you’re facing a writer’s block, this post suggests you let loose with some tunes—cynical neighbours and cats be damned. “I pick a song that … Continue reading

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Music as Writing Inspiration

What do you listen to for writing inspiration? Check out this goosebump-inducing mix, composed by Adrian von Ziegler:

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The Importance of Choosing the Right Music for Your Book Trailer

A little while back, I posted a link to my cheezy amateur book trailer. I chose a song by Austra, called Hurt Me Now. Something about the song captured the darkness and desperation of my protagonist’s story. It’s always amazed … Continue reading

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Book Trailer Fun

Creating a visual with music helps you step into your story world I made a cheezy amateur “book trailer” for my work-in-progress…. I had never used Windows Movie Maker or anything before, so it was kind of an experiment. Made … Continue reading

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Want More Conflict in Your Novel? Go DM & Balance the Party

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Recently, I’ve added homeschooling The Spawn to the list of what I already do. Blog, write books, teach, run two small businesses and keeping a house clean, the yard mowed, and my family…

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Is writing an innate talent or a learned skill?

Answer? Who cares. In her post,  “Do I have writing talent? You’re asking the wrong question,” Suzannah Windsor Freeman asks, “What if we agreed to stop wondering ‘Do I have talent?’ in favour of another question: ‘How can I improve my writing?’ … Continue reading

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