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She looked around. She couldn’t believe that she was actually there. She had made it to the Superbowl. She might only be a bystander, but it was still such an amazing feeling that she was able to enjoy. She had … Continue reading

The Clouds Beckon

Untitled Maggie felt herself being pulled up. She had been expecting the pull, had been ready to welcome it. Now that the time was upon her, she wasn’t ready for it. She didn’t want to leave her family. She didn’t want to leave anyone behind. In her world, when one reached a certain age, they were drafted into the service of the Master in the Sky. No one had seen the Master. No one was seen after they were drafted. Not everyone was drafted. Tests, lots of tests, were given. It was nearly impossible to purposely  fail them, though a few had tried. Read more Random Fiction!


A Night in the Palace by Carole Mortimer My rating: 3 of 5 stars “Chapter 4, and he has announced he’s keeping her hostage, basically, until her brother returns his sister … whom the brother eloped with … did you … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Fiction Writing Notes

There were more but I didn’t get them all because I was too busy actively listening!

Writing Tips

  • Don’t be afraid to let the story take you where it will.
  • Microsoft OneNote for characters
  • Writing about people you know leaves you with preconceived notions which writes you into a corner.
  • It’s easier to write with a vague start (for a character)
  • Listen in on conversations
  • Let the characters be chatty
  • Let the universe be your co-author – Chris Baty
  • Silence does not help your word count.
  • You have to leave some things said sometimes.
  • Think some aspects in advance, even if you’re pantsing.
  • World Building:
    • Where/what it’s like compared to Earth
    • Time period
    • Society
    • Races
    • Ethnicities
    • Religions
    • Cultures
    • Politics
    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Currency
  • It’s not about the writer completely. It’s about the reader.
  • Know your secondary characters as well as your main characters.
  • Practice, practice, practice

31 Days: NaNoWriMo


06: Meeting the Main Character

This is always the hardest part for me. I know I need a male and a female (romance/chick lit, kind of a requirement, since I write hetero).

I don’t know who they’re going to be. I need to work on this.

07: Setting

I was talking about this with my husband. There are so many choices. So many places to choose. I don’t know what I want to do!

Ugh! This is why NaNoWriMo can be a bad thing for me!