Category: Current fiction project

What are you afraid of? Walking through to the other side of fear — in fiction and real life

I use the question "what if" as a brainstorming tool for possible plot ideas for future novels. But another question it's harder to answer, but can make for a great dramatic story is, "What am I afraid of?" For my WIP "A Desperate Housewife" the question I had asked was what is my greatest fear … Continue reading What are you afraid of? Walking through to the other side of fear — in fiction and real life

Short-term Character Arc as Set Up for a Series

Depending on the type of story, the timeline of a character's arc process varies. For my particular WIP based on three sisters overcoming the onset of major life changes, the present-day part of the story only takes place over a weekend where they all attend their grandmother's 80th birthday party. Although I plan to incorporate … Continue reading Short-term Character Arc as Set Up for a Series

When You Fail to Do the Right Thing – Wounds to Wins Series

This wound is one of the more difficult ones for me to demonstrate through my characters in A Cord of Three  (working title for my current WIP).  To start, I need to determine what the "right thing" means. In this world where what is right is subjective at best, and being redefined daily at worst, how … Continue reading When You Fail to Do the Right Thing – Wounds to Wins Series

Using the Emotional Wound Thesaurus and More to Prep for NaNoWriMo

When I discovered the list of Emotional Wounds on http://www.onestopforwriters.com last year, I was beyond excited. One of my novel projects would involve the POV of three sisters facing life-changing events and I needed to get to know each of these characters personally and separately in order to give each woman her own voice, struggles, … Continue reading Using the Emotional Wound Thesaurus and More to Prep for NaNoWriMo

The Emotional Wound Thesaurus – Book Review

Because the fiction I write is based on my own past and overcoming emotional wounds, the discovery of The Emotional Wound Thesaurus was all the more important for me to learn to develop unique and layered female protagonists. Even though the conflict and themes of my current and future novels will somewhat reflect my own … Continue reading The Emotional Wound Thesaurus – Book Review