Today and yesterday, I did some much needed world-building research. I battled impostor syndrome, FOMO, and self-rejection. Battered, bruised, and laced with scars, I reflect on a slice of what's going on in my writer's life. 🙂 During and of course in between researching, I took a lot of notes, revised some wobbly, messy bits. … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 29 and 30
Hello there! On June 27th, I wrote 548 words. Today, I wrote 352 words.
On the 24th, I wrote 708 words. On the 25th, I wrote 845 words. It was my deceased brother's birthday and each year it's a struggle. He would have been 44 years old. Today, I wrote 1,084 words. Little by little, it's coming together.
Kelly Peterson is a West Chester University graduate with a B.S.Ed in English and Literature. She worked as a Junior Literary Agent for two years before moving to Rees Literary Agency, continuing to champion her authors and the manuscripts she loves. Kelly seeks manuscripts in various genres within Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult age ranges. In Middle Grade, she loves fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary that touches on tough issues for young readers. Her Young Adult preferences vary from contemporary to high fantasy, sci-fi (not the space kind) to paranormal (all the ghost stories, please!), and historical all the way back to rom-coms. Kelly is proud to continue to represent Adult manuscripts in romance, fantasy, and sci-fi. She is very interested in representing authors with marginalized own voices stories, witty and unique characters, pirates, witches, and dark fantasies.
Kelly is excited to be expanding her client list and finding new…
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Today I wrote 663 words. I plan on writing a little bit more tonight, but I want to do it in my notebook and then transfer it later. I want a break from this screen. 😀
This entertaining and enlightening post will help writers to not only strengthen, but also focus their prose with dominant impression, (no, no, NO to laundry list) thus keeping their readers engaged through purposeful detailed writing. When it comes to dominant impression, I don’t know why, but I’m getting Chekhov’s gun vibes meets the literary elements of mood . . . and I am loving it! Well worth the read! 🙂
No, I’m not talking about your dirty clothes. Today’s post is about a necessary writing responsibility called description.
Do I hear groans? Quick! How many of you skip descriptive passages when you’re reading fiction? It can become boring pretty fast sometimes, and it’s slow. It puts the story on pause while the writer evokes some lovely–or clunky–imagery.
So if it has all these things going against it, why am I even bothering to bring it up? Why not ditch description altogether? Didn’t Elmore Leonard advise fiction writers never to include the things that readers skip?
However, we shouldn’t ditch description completely. Why? Because our stories need it. Description helps orient readers to our story world, particularly when your setting is purely imaginary. After all, remember that your fans have never been to the planet Faraway unless you describe it to them.
Secondly, description shows readers what our characters…
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Yesterday was Father's Day. I wrote off and on throughout the day in between other stuff (giving my husband some much needed free time to himself), producing trickles of words every now and then on the pages of my handy, dandy notebook. I have yet to transfer the words from paper to computer. Today, I … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 21 and 22
The first time I dipped my toes in this intimate and imperative style was while reading "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. Oh, and prior to that time was when my mom read "The Monster at the End of This Book" told by lovable Grover. In my high school honors class, I remember reading another second-person … Continue reading Seduced by Second-Person Point of View
On Friday, I wrote only a couple hundred words for my WIP in between submitting work to markets. On Saturday, I wrote a couple hundred more and editing the first five pages. Though I haven't been meeting my daily minimum word count goal, I'm glad that I'm still writing every day. Every word counts. 🙂 … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Days 19 and 20
This! All.Of.This! “In the end, Kaga is what saved this drama for me. When he was trying to laugh through his tears at the end when he still brought Ayumi and Koshiro together despite his own feelings and everything he’d done, that was the one moment I had feels. Somebody give this guy a medal and a a really big hug for me. Oh, and I don’t know if I’m the only one, but doesn’t Daiki Shigeoka look like Yamapi? Like, A LOT?” I bawled watching Kaga when he was smiling through his tears. He’s so endearing and candid. “Switched” is definitely a bizarre drama. Overall, I think that most of the characters were written in an ambiguous way — no one was completely neat and tidy, black or white, evil or good– it was many shades of gray and hot messiness. I don’t know if I’ll write a review for this Japanese Drama, but this is one of the best reviews on the Internet and I’m pleased to share it. 🙂
SPOILER WARNING: DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED THE SERIES YET!!
(宇宙（そら）を駆けるよだか / Sora wo Kakeru Yodaka)
I found this series on Netflix and I decided to watch this while I’m also still watching With You (next on my list). Plus it’s been a while since I watched a Japanese drama and I believe this was on my list for later anyway.
(Edit: fake news, I mistook it for a Chinese drama named Flipped)
After watching this series, at first I didn’t intend on writing a review because I felt too much frustration about it. I didn’t feel like there was anything nice I could say. However, after reading some other more positive comments and reviews, I felt like this was the whole purpose of me starting to write reviews and express my thoughts and there are still some general positive comments I can make. I will try…
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