Month: April 2019

[#reviseandrevive] A Change Would Do You Good

For my #reviseandrevive prompt today, I want to focus on what happened during my first draft that needed to change. And to do that, I have to take you on a trip down the many paths I take during my writing adventure. So keep all your arms and legs inside and buckle up… I don’t …

Ya Can’t Please Everyone, So Ya Got To Please Yourself

For this month’s WriYe Blogging Circle, we go straight to the root of the problem: Why did you start writing?Bonus:How has your writing improved since you first started? What would you still like to improve? So, let’s get back to the beginning. Why do I write? Why wouldn’t I write? It’s where I belong, playing …

[#reviseandrevive] Baby, Now We’ve Got Bad Blood

The WIPWednesday progress for today involves drama. All good stories have drama of some sort, and it’s that tension that keeps a reader flipping pages. In The Final Rose,I have a few dramatic scenes that I got excited while writing and am equally excited to rewrite. So here’s a glimpse of what happens when Task …

[#reviseandrevive] Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered

Those are the three things that my favorite character, Ikala, makes the rest of the cast of The Final Rose feel. It’s part of what keeps her always at the forefront of my mind when I think about characters I’ve created in the past years. Her personality, talents and character arc are one of my …

[#reviseandrevive] More Prompts, More Problems

Here are your Week 3 prompts for #reviseandrevive : Week Three April 15 – How did your plot go wrong the first time? How are you fixing it up? Or was it the characters that ruined it last time? April 17 – #WIPWednesday: What was the hardest scene to write? Give us a final product …

Still in Peaceful Dreams, I See the Road Leads Back to You

(Today may be a two post day because I have the #reviseandrevive prompt about which I plan to write). As I think I have harped on about enough, this year is dedicated to shaping up and querying my novel, The Final Rose. The very first draft was written in 2011. The second draft, after it …

[#reviseandrevive] I’m a Lover and I’m a Sinner

A brief introduction to Task Tannes, the MC of my novel. Task is a thief who is cocky, self-assured and selfish. These are scenes from the first chapter (draft two, so pre-revision). Just a small excerpt: […] Anyone that came into White Nymph Tavern before noon was bound to be lost to the cups or …

[#reviseandrevive] An Introduction

This year is the year I’ve decided to get serious with my writing. And to do so means editing, revising and eventually publishing. Last month was editing – developmental on my side – so this month is putting those edits to work in my revision. My novel is the same I was doing last month …