If you can touch one life, make a difference for one person then you have led a successful life. I am just one author who has benefited from following Sarra Cannon’s Heart Breathing YouTube channel. I fell in love with her honesty, her openness and her willingness to share the bad as well as the good parts of being a published author. As an indie … Continue reading Just one Author
As I look back over this past year, the good and the bad, I know that I am blessed. We’ve known some heartaches, lost some friends and loved ones but at the end of the year I count more blessings than not. I hope you can say the same.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year! Continue reading Holiday Season
Point of View is a tool, and like anything else it takes time to learn to use it well. Continue reading Whose Head Am I In?
Am I in a place on earth in the twenty-first century, or have I been transported to some unknown time of yesteryear? Continue reading A Memoir with a Purpose
I have told this story before to sell books but my telling it now has another purpose, to honor a friend. Adrienne Dunning was a fantastic, funny and feisty woman who lived up to her hair color. She died in a tragic accident the morning of July 5th. We’d just started making plans to return to Murfreesboro for a second writers’ retreat. It was nearly … Continue reading Remembering Adrienne
How many of us feel we’ve waited too long to make our dreams come true? Continue reading If Not Now, Then When
Dear Writers: In 2021, Haunted Pamlico and the Pamlico Writers Group are teaming up again to sponsor the second-annual Haunt Season Writing Competition. We’re seeking poems, ghost stories, creepy tales, science fiction or horror fiction related to the haunting season, which peaks in October. We will accept prose entries of 2,000 words or poems of unspecified length by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll take submissions from May … Continue reading Writing Competition
Your Point of View character is the most important element in telling/showing this scene because it is through her eyes that we see and FEEL the battle. Continue reading Excerpt from Red Steel
Writing a Fight or Action Scene Some of these ideas can be used to write other scenes, especially romantic action scenes but without the fighting unless you are into that, no judgement here. Like sex scenes, fight scenes are often added to a story to make it more interesting but if you do not engage the reader prior to the scene or make the scene … Continue reading Tips and Hacks for Writing a Fight or Action Scene