"I knew it contained magic and over the next few days the story of Miri and P.A.W.S. emerged. I told the story to my children initially and they encouraged me to write
Each of the 17 short stories in Claiming One, plus many others I’ve written are crafted to be their own little worlds. Which means multiple ways of starting each story. If you have an idea for a story, try several of these starts. See which one
It seems like first drafts fall into the trap of ‘get the movements down first’. And they read like ‘story-notes’ more than they do first tries at
Make this place come alive. Then do this for every instance when we're now in a new location of your story. Show it to
The easiest thing was motivation. There was never a day where I didn’t want to write more. What was most difficult was keeping it simple.
You’re not getting reviews you thought should, ones from strangers, and not from your friends who support you. Friends and family will write a 5-star review in spite of knowing, 'meh, this could have been better'. You’d be crushed seeing that under your
Are you explaining movements or motions to us by reporting them? Or showing them happening once a scene is slipping from narration into in-scene actions? Are you telling us a report of the actions a character takes? Or explaining how they move? Or are
Part of it is in the continuing of the work beyond the month of excitement and bringing these novels into full sized completed drafts of works -But things don’t end
"He took it apart and looked inside, questioning the bits in search of answers to the whole.