Category: Fiction Writing Process

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

Discovering the Source of our Fears – Wounds to Wins Series

Discovering the Source of our Fears – Wounds to Wins Series

For every emotional wound we hold on to, there is a fear associated with it. Sometimes we don't realize where our fear stems from until we dig into our past to understand it, and decide not to place blame or make excuses for the broken people we are today. The song "fear is a liar" … Continue reading Discovering the Source of our Fears – 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

One Stop for Writers Emotional Wounds Thesaurus – Sharing as I Create Deep Characters for my WIP – PART 1

While seeking ways to create different, yet deep character traits for three sisters in my current WIP, I started to explore One Stop for Writers Emotional Wound Thesaurus. I had just ordered the Emotion and Negative and Positive Trait Thesauruses for reference, but didn't know how powerful using these three resources could be until I … Continue reading One Stop for Writers Emotional Wounds Thesaurus – Sharing as I Create Deep Characters for my WIP – PART 1

10 Take-Away Moments from Mount Hermon Writers Conference 2017

10 Take-Away Moments from Mount Hermon Writers Conference 2017

It's been ten days since I left the 2017 Mount Hermon Writers Conference. Yesterday morning was the first time I've had a chance to write since I was on the airplane.  I could give you excuses, but excuse or not, I needed to allow myself time to decompress. So, before I venture into my world … Continue reading 10 Take-Away Moments from Mount Hermon Writers Conference 2017