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A month ago, I talked about why writers dislike their own writing. Today, I'm taking a different tack. I'm sharing some of the sentences that bring me satisfaction when I re-read my manuscript. Since Eleanor is a character-driven novel, I have grouped the sentences by character. Hope you enjoy! About Eleanor 1) She had speaking eyes and a late-blooming … Continue reading 11 Sentences I’m Proud Of
Do you ever feel like you're stuck in the past? You might be a victim of the reminiscence bump. But don't worry, the right kind of literature can save you!
We all do crazy things for love. And we write about our characters doing even crazier things for love. Where should we draw the line? Where does a character cross from deliciously flawed to just plain dysfunctional? And when we indulge in over-the-top romance, are we improving ourselves by strengthening our ability to empathize or sabotaging ourselves by … Continue reading 7 “Romantic” Book Characters Who Are Actually Just Creepy
Thanks to my hometown library's vast collection of eBooks, I've finally started reading books that were written in the twenty-first century! They sound strikingly different from the eighteenth century PDFs that I've been subsisting on since I moved to Brazil, where books written in English are a rare find. Part of that, I know, is … Continue reading When Habits of Speech Attack!
Last night, I hit 11,300 words in my new novel. (Asking yourself what happened to Eleanor? See this post). Writing a first draft is always a weird process for me. On one hand, the first draft is probably my most exhilarating draft. It is raw ideas splashed across a page. It is something created from … Continue reading Why do writers dislike their own writing?
Recently, Aubrey Leaman, from If Mermaids Wore Suspenders, nominated me for a blog award. While I don't do blog awards (they remind me a little of the 90s email forwarding craze), I was psyched that she thought of me. I felt like the fangirl who catches a rockstar's guitar pick when he flicks it into the audience! Aubrey … Continue reading Questions from a Rockstar Blogger