The challenge was to write the worst novel opening and I failed. Personally, I would not want to read 300 pages of this, but it was voted to good to be bad. My mistake was writing it in first person present; my playwright instincts kicked in. I still think it’s a terrible opening for a …
Starting on Monday, I will begin posting my writing. I have many plays, screenplays, teleplays and other stuff in my archives. I will post them from time to time. I need to figure-out how to format the plays for a blog, but that’s my issue.
I will be revamping my menus as well. My work will be found under Fiction.
Unless you are an established writer or have made inroads into a niche, you need social media. Agent queries need to include information about your writing platform. They want to see you already possess the know-how to participate in the promotion of your work. Some even request you include a marketing plan. “I don’t need …
In honor of National Dog Day, here is a slow motion video of my seven month old Standard Poodle puppy, Charming, playing with a ten week old Rhodisian Ridgeback puppy, Maggie belonging to my friend Sue.
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill I am excited about this book for two reasons; it is my first read from the Little Free Library in my neighborhood and it is a new writer for me. Both these things made me open this book with glee. Heart-Shaped Box is a ghost story about an aging, Alice …
I know it’s hard to believe, but NaNoWriMo is just around the corner.
For those who don’t know NaNo is National Novel Writing Month. You write 50,000 words in the month of November. This year I will be using Scrivener and working from an outline. I am starting now!
I’m going to finish my story, “The Dying Time,” and then create a story synopsis of the first book of The Ridgeback Gang Series “Southern Sue and the Obnoxious Step-Dad.”
A story synopsis is about four pages written in story form that tells the story from beginning to end. It may not be the finished product, but it is a great place to start. From that synopsis I will break the story into parts and then into chapters. This is very easy to do in Scrivener. I will be creating screen shots as I work for a future blog post on writing with Scrivener.