Category: Current fiction project

Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series

This post is inspired from the Emotional Wound Thesaurus entry described as "Becoming a Caregiver at an Early Age). As I work through describing each wound related to my fictional novel-in-progress, A Cord of Three, I'm seeing how some of the wounds I've assigned to my sisters are self-inflicted, while others are out of their control. … Continue reading Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series

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