This is my dream job if I ever win the lottery, I will build a little café on the water where I can talk to authors about books and writing. Today I’d like to welcome Alexa Sommers to my virtual cafe. Alexa: Thanks for having me, Sherri. To keep in the spirit of the virtual setting, I’m answering these question from my lakeside deck and … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Alexa Sommers
For years I have suffered a debilitating disease of UNABLE to Plot. I’ve taken classes and courses, bought books and listened to other authors, but when it comes down to plotting and outlining, I freeze up. This year for NaNoWriMo, after listening to several YouTube videos and webinars, I decided to give it another try. In the past when I thought of outlining my story … Continue reading What Happens When a Pantser Plots?
My secret weapon isn’t so secret: Sticky Notes and Note Cards, color coated of course. Now many of you probably use Scrivener or some other program. I do have it on my desk top in my office, but I haven’t fallen in love with it yet. Plus, since I also write on a cheap laptop with not a lot of memory it cannot handle something … Continue reading Sticky Notes and Note Cards NaNoWriMo Prep 2
I have searched the web for programs, YouTube videos, blog posts, and webinars to help me get ready for NaNoWriMo. The one thing I’ve noticed is they are not geared to pantsers. I know, I know, if I’m a pantser how can I “get ready” for NaNo? Well, when I was preparing for my very first NaNoWriMo in 2015 I knew I had to have … Continue reading Preparing for NaNoWriMo As a Pantser
Hello Suzanne, welcome to my Creekside Café. I am so excited to have you here. Suzanne: Hi Sherri! Thanks for having me at your virtual café. What’s your drink? Mine is a vanilla latte, if you please. Sherri: In this heat, I think I’ll have an iced cinnamon cappuccino, extra cinnamon, light sugar. They freeze the coffee and cream into tiny ice cubes so it … Continue reading Sipping Lattes with Suzanne Tierney
Hello Lila Mina, it is so nice to have you here at my Creekside Café. Lila: Its lovely to be here! I wish we could meet for real in a place like this. Sherri: Oh, me too, if I ever win the lottery! Until then, I love meeting writers and readers here in my virtual café. I love your name, Lila Mina. Where does … Continue reading Creekside Chat with Lila Mina
November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). For those who have never tried NaNo, it is an amazing experience. You push yourself to see how much you can write in a month, the goal is to finish a novel. A couple of years ago I tried it and succeeded with over 60,000 words. It was hard work and the month of November isn’t the best … Continue reading Nanowrimo Inspiration