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And so we begin.

Began writing Under Empty Stars yesterday. Since I’m over a chapter in I can get the page done for it. I’ll wait to share it until next week because my newsletter people will get first look at the cover. Advantage of it. I plan to share exclusive content from the making of the story too, just for my subscribers. I’m waiting until a couple of the books have released before I start.So far the story is tumbling out of me. It’s just a matter of slowing my thoughts down enough so I can type out the words that are coming. This particular book is really exciting because there is going to be such a change in the storyline, and all the characters are taking on a new life. Story bits are coming out in the entire universe that I hadn’t had a clue about when I was writing the first two books. Can’t wait to see if this really is the last book or if it’s about the two main characters in my head.Hope of the Future was an introductory to this new world we inhabit, the future, what came of the world a…

Finished Anora this morning

Very pleased that I finished Anora. Although it was left open for a series, I don’t think it will be one. I’m going to have to fix everything and remove the series name. I’ll keep the cover and the series name just in case, but I have no plans to expand.The dogs were acting up while I was trying to write — typical, eh? — and finish so I purposely pushed past the 11 o’clock hour. I only had a little bit more to go and really did want to try to finish the end. Normally I rush the end, and then the details will just get a note {note: big end} in the sentences as I just did there.But this time I decided to hold my ground with my creative brain and not rush the process. I took my time, went until just about 11:30 with the writing, then finished the book at 81,970 words.Over the 80K I thought I’d end at. That’ll go up in editing.Today, I started the read through for Ancient Scars. After this I will send it to Jeanie for the first check on story issues, plot, etc. Then I can get into deep ed…

Heart facts

Since a scene in Ancient Scarsdeals with how much blood a heart can produce with each beat, I had to search that out. Turns out the answer is that it can produce up to 5 liters of blood per beat. Quite a bunch there.Here are some other interesting facts about the human heart –http://ift.tt/1dIRVUGAnd here is another – http://ift.tt/1FqXTai


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How To Think Sideways course is open

If you’re looking for a great writing course to take, Holly Lisle has opened up registration again for her HTTS course. I took this course and learned a lot of things.I willllll say straight out that like most writing courses, you may or may not get everything you’re looking for out of it. This may or may not be the course for you. There are a lot of lessons, but I gained quite a bit of new knowledge.If you’re really only just beginning to write, this would be an even better course for you to take because you’ll go from the very beginning of generating ideas all the way through publishing. But even if you’ve been writing for a while, this course may have a lot of new information to learn. If you’ve seen my tagline “Ready for a heart-pounding life-changing experience to challenge your mind & the way you see things?” this is where I learned it from. And as a writer, I try to learn new things constantly so if you can afford it, why not take it anyway?Using this link will earn me a fe…

How to write Horror

For a long time I’ve been struggling with this topic. My short stories generally go in that direction whether I plan it or not, but it was attempting to turn them into novels that made me scratch my head. Mostly because I didn’t really understand what made my shorts such good horror stories. So as we all do, I went online and tried to find the information.Fat good that did me.The information I found was generally the same thing:write what scares you, inject fear into the page. Same ol’, same ol’. It wasn’t until I beta read for a friend of mine that it hit me. The next morning it was a slap in the face moment. I’m not sure really what the trigger was. I was making my coffee, getting ready to eat meh oatmeal, and boom. Out of nowhere, I realized it: he took my by the hand, led me into his cozy little kitchen, then like a magician triggered that oh god, no response inside.I won’t give away his story, but I’ll useTrust Your Instinctsfor explanation purposes since it features a cozy littl…

Story creation – characters

Stone, Stone, Stone. How you do fascinate me. As I edit DAUGHTER OF THE RED PLANET (play with story notes now that the editor has the book) and ANCIENT SCARS, I discover a whole new plot line with one particular character. I have a load of scenes percolating for when I write the third in the series (now technically 4th, I suppose) book, UNDER EMPTY STARS. During this whole time, one character has been a standout individual who in fact says VERY little through the actual books. In DAUGHTER OF THE RED PLANET he really doesn’t say much at all, he’s just therrrrreee.At this moment I am piddling with the story notes yet again because Stone arrives in my thoughts. The amount of dimension this character has is incredible. And by piddling with story notes, what I’m doing is writing his history in a way. I don’t outline the story, I don’t work out his details when I’m writing, I just write a small note on what he’s told/shown me, then on the weekends, I expand it. Or as Chuck Palahniuk states,…