Category: Fiction Writing Process

A midnight epiphany — am I supposed to write time-slip novels?

A midnight epiphany — am I supposed to write time-slip novels?

I've been reading them from the start-- probably as far back as 2009. My first attempt to draft No Eye Has Seen started with me reading several "time-slip-like" YA novels. At the time, I was writing "Momma Jane" (original title) as a YA and was taking a course in writing children's fiction. The two books … Continue reading A midnight epiphany — am I supposed to write time-slip novels?

TOP 10 — #1 The Back and Forth of Finances

TOP 10 — #1 The Back and Forth of Finances

Starting New Rhythms... This morning I woke up late after having a bit of insomnia. In part, I blamed the two cupcakes (sugar, chocolate, gluten and all!) that were leftovers from my granddaughter's 1st Birthday Party on Sunday. Second, my 17-year-old hadn't sent me a Snapchat saying he was home from work (our agreement so … Continue reading TOP 10 — #1 The Back and Forth of Finances

Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – 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

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