This is a great explanation of Deep POV!
Writing is like anything else. The trends and fashions change along with the audience. For instance, Moby Dick spends an excruciatingly long time talking about whales, namely because the audience of the time probably had never seen one and never would. If we did this today? Sure, feel free to walk around in a literary gold-plated cod piece, but er…
Epics were also very popular. Follow a character from the womb until death. FANTASTIC STUFF! Why? Because no one had HBO, Pinterest or Angry Birds. Books were a rare indulgence usually reserved for a handful of literate folks with the money or connections to get their hands on…a book.
Also, since writers were paid by the word, their works were padded more than a freshman term paper. Their motto? No modifier left behind. These days? We have to write leaner…
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Here’s some fun from Kristen Lamb …
A lot of “stuff” has been going on in my life lately. Hard stuff. Heavy stuff. The kind of stuff that just makes me want to write massacre scenes….except I am so brain dead I had to google how to spell “massacre.”
WHAT AM I DOING???? *breaks down sobbing*
I am supposed to be an
adult an expert okay, maybe functionally literate. Fine, I give up! I have nothing left to saaaaayyyyyy. I am all out of woooords *builds pillow fort*.
I figured it’s time for a bit of levity. Heck, I need a good laugh. How about you guys?
We writers are different *eye twitches* for sure, but the world would be SO boring without us. Am I the only person who watches Discovery ID and critiques the killers?
You are putting the body THERE? Do you just WANT to go to prison? Why did you STAB…
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I never experienced bullying until I was an adult, at a new job, surrounded by people who didn’t think I’d fit…
This is an awesome ‘tight’ list of things to help …
When I used to edit for a living, I earned the moniker The Death Star because I can be a tad ruthless with prose. Today I hope to teach you guys to be a bit ruthless as well. Before we get started, I do have a quick favor to ask. Some of you may know that I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so I’ve taken on our dojo’s blog to see if we can try out new and fun content and am using the moniker Dojo Diva.
I posted about how hard it is to begin and the fears that can ever keep us from starting. The way others try to stop us from doing anything remarkable. I’d love to hear your thoughts and stories, so I hope you will stop by and get the discussion going.
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Today I’m sharing a wonderful post by Lori Day.
Aging while female is not your worst nightmare Continue reading “Surprised by what you see in the mirror?”
I’m excited to announce that Voices is available on Kindle today!
This is book number four of the Intrepid Womens Series.
Here we are in the fall already, and yes, I’m still doing my gratitude journal, but it’s over on facebook.
I end every day with a post, just a few sentences stating what I am grateful for that day. I sleep better by concentrating on the positives. They stop the negative loops that can keep one awake at night and miserable.
And no, the gratitude doesn’t have to be earth shattering. Sometimes I’m simply grateful for having spotted pretty blue flowers living in the ditch alongside the road.Continue reading “Time, how quickly you fly by!”
Welcome to my brand new blog!
To get things started, I’m participating in a blog hop called,
The Tasty Summer Reads Blog Hop
Its purpose is to introduce readers to great new summer reads! We’ll share a bit about our books, answer 5 simple questions, share a recipe and links to the other blogs.Continue reading “Summer, 2013”
I began this project on a bit of a whim, but it’s stuck. I like how it makes me feel to end my day by thinking back over the good stuff.
Tonight, I’m also thinking back over the whole year, remembering