I'm in my room that has tan walls which look like a light pink color when the sun hits them just right. I'm sitting in a blue lazy chair that's falling apart and has absolutely no cushion left. I look across from me and see a stack of books that are for my next semester of … Continue reading Inspirational Things
It takes me several months to write 100 pages in one of my books. I started my book Hurdles... three weeks ago and I'm already on page 90! I am so excited! I realize that some writers can write 100 pages in a day or two, but this is a record for me. This book … Continue reading A Writing Record!!
Throughout the years I've learned that you need to write for yourself. Your book is your book and no one else's. Write whatever the hell you want and the right people will read it and love it. You can't please everybody, so why try? If you write what you want to write, you will be … Continue reading It’s Your Book
via Daily Prompt: Mope It was a Sunday afternoon and the Wailend family just got home from church. Jessie, the youngest, never enjoyed going to church. Maybe it was because her parents forced her to get out of bed and put nice clothes on. Or maybe it was because they wouldn't let you bring her … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Mope
I started my new book Hurdles about a week and a half ago and have been writing everyday non-stop. But I woke up this morning and could not think of a single thing to write. I finally got writer's block. I know exactly what I want to write down, and I know exactly how I … Continue reading It Finally Happened…
Here's a spoiler about me; I have a habit of killing off my characters. For some reason, I like to write really sad moments that make the reader cry. Sometimes the death is necessary in order to move the story forward, but then my readers hate me for it. So I'm asking the writer's of … Continue reading Are Character Deaths Necessary?
Pa remained downstairs for a while longer. He was used to staying up late, usually reading. He drank the rest of his tea even though it was cold. Then he picked up Dana’s half-empty glass and carried both mugs into the kitchen. He threw away the tea bags and then dumped out the excess tea. … Continue reading Hurdles… #6
I can't tell you how many times I've done this exact thing. While I'm riding in the car, or in the shower, or working, I'm always thinking about my story. I'm always imagining different things that could happen. Will they fall in love? And if they do, what will happen? Will someone die? How will … Continue reading Watching, Not Writing
I found this image in a blog post a few days ago and really fell in love with it. The only problem I have with it, though, is that she's not wearing any pants. For you artists out there, would it be possible to create something similar, except this time you give her pants? Or … Continue reading Calling Out to All Artists!
I saw this on Pinterest the other day and really related to it. I think this is SO important to remember when you're writing a villain or a character opposite from yourself. And it's so important to remember when you're reading a book, too. Just because a character is written a certain way doesn't mean … Continue reading Authors and their Characters