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Tuesday Critique: Being Brave

Here's another excerpt from my Nanowrimo 2013 novel, Enter.  In this piece, Eliora and Ethan discuss being brave.  As always, please feel free to share your honest thoughts on it! 🙂 “Do you have any idea how fascinating you are to me?”  I blink.  Now it’s my turn to blush.    “I mean, I have… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: Being Brave

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Tuesday Critique: Astra and her Mother-in-Law

We've all heard of the overbearing mother-in-law.  Imagine if you were a queen and your mother-in-law was queen before you.  This is my picture of how it would go, taken from my Nanowrimo 2013 novel, Enter.  As always, please feel free to let me know what you think. Atossa did not wait until Astra’s visit,… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: Astra and her Mother-in-Law

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Tuesday Critique: Eliora Arrives at the Harem

In this second excerpt from my Nanowrimo novel, Enter, the main character Eliora arrives in the harem of King Xerxes in Susa.  Please feel free to let me know what you think.  🙂 The first glimpse of a future home is always fraught with meaning.  Which room would be mine?  What would become my new… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: Eliora Arrives at the Harem

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Writer Wednesday: Building Blocks of Plot

It's been a long time since grade school story writing, and since nanowrimo is coming up soon, I think it's time to brush up on plot. First of all, where does a story come from?  Where do you get that seed from that starts a book?  What are the building blocks that go into making… Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Building Blocks of Plot

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Writer Wednesday: 10 Reasons to Nanowrimo

It's almost time to start Nanowrimo again.  What is it, you ask?  National Novel Writing Month.  During November, over 300,000 people undertake to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Here's why I think anyone who's ever thought about writing a novel should do this. 1. It's a great reminder to write daily. 2.… Continue reading Writer Wednesday: 10 Reasons to Nanowrimo

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3 Things I Learned from NaNoWriMo

 Ok, so now that I've had a month to recuperate, get sick, recuperate again, have Christmas, and recuperate again...now I want to take a look back at what I learned from the whole NaNoWriMo experience #1  I can get blood from a stone!  Writer's block?  What's that?  Despite several moments of fearing I wouldn't finish my NaNo,… Continue reading 3 Things I Learned from NaNoWriMo