What is writing for you? This year I am writing a novel. It is February 27, 2021 and I am words deep in writing a fiction novel. This week though I am going to share an excerpt from my unpublished memoirs. I wrote my memoirs in November of 2016 during NaNoWriMo. This little excerpt talks… Continue reading To grow, to transform, to become.
This year I am writing a novel. As I was bleeding the words for a big scene in the novel I was introduced to a new character. I use the word “introduced” because this wasn’t a character that I had originally planned for, but it was one who became pivotal for advancing the plot. So,… Continue reading Surprise Appearance Required
This year I am writing a novel. When you are drafting a piece of writing, long or short, do you use a working title? At what point do you come up with a working title? How do you come up with a working title? For me, at least this time, I know that I would… Continue reading The Nameless Files
This year I am writing a novel. This is my working synopsis: The main character is estranged from her crazy family. She went off on her own trying to figure out where she fits in and who she is. She struggles with fitting into her family and feels as if she can’t find herself as… Continue reading Synopsis
CadyLuck Leedy is hosting a Life in Colour Photo Challenge in 2021. I think is sounds like a great challenge; January is Brown. The rules can be found: here. Here is my Life in Brown photograph. I am calling it Quietly Confident. Brown is a background colour that allows that colours around it to shine.… Continue reading Life in Colour Challenge – Brown
The cake is moist and sweet. Each bite reveals vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and the crunch of nuts. The drizzle settled down into the layers of crumble right down into the cake and it adds a rich caramel-y flavour. It all blends together to create a delicious flavour. It even looks pretty on my plate.… Continue reading Coffee News over Coffee Cake & Coffee
This year I am going to write a novel. I shifted from character development to some scene work. My main character’s childhood home is going to play an important part in the story so it goes without saying that I need to do some planning and development around it. This is going to be my… Continue reading The process of being mentally stimulated.
This year I am going to write a novel? Well, here we are at week three and I am already stuck. I drafted up about 750 words as a start to my introduction chapter. I took a break and now I can’t seem to find the thread I was travelling on. “It’s not the fear… Continue reading Fixed and Unable to Move
This year I am going to write a novel so let’s talk schedule. First off, is my goal time. I have given myself 1 year to finish my rough draft. Now, how do I make that happen? I would love to be able to do a NaNoWriMo kind of schedule but realistically I can’t. There… Continue reading Chart showing dedication to the cause
This year I am going to write a novel. The coffee is on, my pen is posed and this week’s thoughts are on an opening line. Here are a couple of my favourite story openers in no particular order: Alice Sebold’s The Almost Moon – “When all is said and done, killing my mother came… Continue reading The Opening