Miscellaneous

When it’s written

This year I am writing a novel. I don’t know much about editing but eventually this journey is going to reach that stage! I am thinking that some initial things to look for when I start editing are: Character consistency Tense – I had initial found myself writing in the past tense but decided that… Continue reading When it’s written

Miscellaneous

Essential features but not the detail

This year I am writing a novel. Today I am going to share with you something about my writing method during this process. I have gotten myself into the habit of writing my chapters based on a chapter outline. So, when I finish writing a chapter I take a few minutes to jot down what… Continue reading Essential features but not the detail

Miscellaneous

As Characters Whisper their Secrets

“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.” – Henry David Thoreau This year I am writing a novel. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” ― Carl Sandburg This writing journey forward has been anything but linear. This is my first attempt at writing a fictional novel and I am truly enjoying… Continue reading As Characters Whisper their Secrets

Miscellaneous

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

This year I am writing a novel. The boys often ask me to draw with them. Drawing was something I loved to do but it isn’t something I made a lot of time for over the years. Lately when they have asked me to sit and draw with them I have used it to my… Continue reading What came first, the chicken or the egg?