I'm considering today my first day of the year. It's the first day my hubby goes back to work, and therefore the first day of a regular-ish schedule. I got up at 7:30. Thirty minutes later than planned, but hey, I got up! I figured out how to work the treadmill my parents got. Took … Continue reading Hello 2015!
2014 in Review
Let's see, 2014. It was a pretty good year. My hubby graduated, I worked, hubby got a job at my work, then I took a break from working to write. We had good times with friends. Lots of ideas were thought of, over fifty-thousand words written, and some doodles were drawn. I learned a little … Continue reading 2014 in Review
A Few Reminders on Making a Character Real
All true! How do you make a character feel real? Make them their own unique human being, and let us see their heart.
Things I Need to Remember to Teach My Children – General
Okay, so the other day it dawned on me that I should make a list of things I don't want to forget to teach my children someday when I have them. I had a handy list my mom passed out during a Relief Society lesson she taught that covered a bunch of the general stuff. … Continue reading Things I Need to Remember to Teach My Children – General
Writing Notes #1 – Darlings & Beginnings
Hi! So, Writing Notes posts are going to be things I recently learned and don't want to forget. This week I learned about killing your darlings from listening to Writing Excuses Season 1 Episode 3. For some reason I hadn't quite understood this concept up until I listened to this podcast. Before I thought killing your … Continue reading Writing Notes #1 – Darlings & Beginnings
Springtime Wander #3
May 30, 2014. I went for another wander at work when the wildflowers were blooming bright. So many flowers!
Description Part 2 – Voice
The way an author describes things also tells us much about the viewpoint character. For example, in Inkheart the author introduces a mysterious character from the viewpoint of the twelve year old girl Meggie. "How old is she now?" Dustfinger smiled at her. It was a strange smile. Meggie couldn't decide whether it was mocking, supercilious, … Continue reading Description Part 2 – Voice
Partial Solar Eclipse – Oct. 23, 2014
Oh! Dudes! I totally forgot about making a solar eclipse post! Well, I took pictures, so I gotta post about it. October 23rd was an ordinary day until one of my coworkers mentioned there would be a partial solar eclipse that afternoon. I got all excited. I've had the chance to witness a couple partial … Continue reading Partial Solar Eclipse – Oct. 23, 2014
Description Part One – What is description?
Hey there! I thought I'd talk to you about description today. For this series of discussions, I am pulling from the books Description by Monica Wood and Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. Both books I have read. Granted, all the books I'll reference on this blog I'll have read. It's hard to reference things not in my brain's … Continue reading Description Part One – What is description?
Winter Wander #2 – January 30, 2014
It was snowing that day, so I wanted to get pics of fresh powder. So I wandered out of work with my camera. 🙂