Category: Current fiction project

Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

The last time I think a really felt I belonged in this world I was seven years old. My life was simple, predictable. The world inside and outside of my rural Loveland, Colorado home allowed endless opportunity to let my imagination run wild. I was safe, warm, fed, and secure. My first day of kindergarten, … Continue reading Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series

This is in no way a reflection of my own upbringing! But I realize that may not be the case for everyone. Knowing there's a good chance my mom or dad may read this, looking back on my childhood with adult eyes, there were moments I thought my mom or dad didn't care -- but … Continue reading When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series

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