Kristina ställde en intressant fråga i en kommentar igår som fick mig att fundera. Hur skapar jag karaktärer och hur gör jag för att lära känna dem?
För det första så tänker jag mycket på karaktären ifråga. Jag funderar över hur den skulle reagera i olika situationer, hur den uttrycker sig och hu...Read more of this blog post »
So far I’ve re-written the prologue through chapter 12. What is worrisome and fun and exasperating all at the same time, is when I come to a page that doesn’t have any marks on it. Did the editor miss something? Did I do something wrong and actually write a page correctly? How’d I do that? How ca...Read more of this blog post »
I am! And thanks so much to everyone who’s responded so far—there’s been a great deal of interest in this, so much so I’m a bit overwhelmed to be honest, but other commitments have drained my time, energy and motivation to the point where I don’t feel like doing anything other than sleeping by th...Read more of this blog post »
Sheldon Yellen, the CEO of privately-held disaster-cleanup company Belfor Holdings based in Birmingham, MI which generated $1.5 billion in revenue last year, once allegedly worked for reputed mobsters in the Motor City including a stint as a teenage boy cleaning toilets at the Southfield Athletic...Read more of this blog post »
“What’s your favorite book?” “What’s your favorite movie?” “Who’s your favorite music artist?” These are tough questions, and I can never give a single answer to any of them. But how about this one: “Who is your most favorite character in any story medium — book, movie, folk story, whatever?” Alt...Read more of this blog post »
Like most girls raised in the South (or GRITS, as we’re sometimes known), I was raised to be compliant. Smart, sure. Sassy, even. But when push comes to shove, don’t.
Don’t challenge the status quo. Don’t challenge your elders. And whatever you do, for the love of God, don’t make others uncomfort...Read more of this blog post »
When I got hired at my company, the human resources department interviewed me and sent me into my now boss’ office for a “final interview.” He asked only one question, if I knew how to “run interference” for my supervisor. I answered, “Absolutely, I’m the mom of a football player, and k...Read more of this blog post »
Sounds like you might be referring to an epilogue. In which case… write an epilogue! :)
*Note: This image is fan art of Vanessa’s book: The First Act. This isn’t what happened in the interview*
CB: Today is an exciting day because we have an interview with author Vanessa Mulberry! Vanessa is an author who actually wants to be featured on the Annals of Gentalia site, which is amazing...Read more of this blog post »
I was sure I’d fail all my B-School interviews.
I was living in a small town when I got my interview calls with no access to coaching classes or the Internet.
On the day before the first interview, I went to a coaching expert in Calcutta. He told me I spoke too fast and my answers didn’t have any m...Read more of this blog post »
Tetsung is the youngest son of Magga alon gar Shoho, one of the leading rice merchants of Western Jin-Sayeng. His family’s estate–which mostly consists of about three hundred oxen square of rice fields–are situated in the Sougen plains, north of Fuyyu. The Shoho family is an old, proud family, on...Read more of this blog post »
This post is part of a series to augment The Worldbuilder's Handbook available for free download.
This and other world-building workshops are gathered in my Worldbuilding Directory for you to explore.
Many worldbuilders choose to invent l... Read more of this blog post »
Hai nascosto tanto bene i tuoi sentimenti
che neanche tu riesci più a ritrovarli
Sepolti come un tesoro
In qualche punto della tua spiaggia privata
Intorno alla quale hai eretto un muro
Che vigili a vista
Con sentinelle sparse lungo il perimetro.
Non abbassi mai la guardia
Non permetti a nessuno di avvic...
There was a combo English/Japanese print version of volumes 1 and... Read more of this blog post »
Pokud jde o blogspot, jsem takovej kutil mamlas. HTML absolutně nerozumím a na většinu věcí tu chodím způsobem pokus - omyl anebo ideálně přes různé návody. Problém je v tom, že často mi dělalo docela problém najít návody na určité věci, případně jsem vyhodnotila, že v češtině snad k nalezení an... Read more of this blog post »
I sat at Caffe Greco, staring as the raindrops dissolved into puddles. It was a picturesque day—if people still used that word. I didn’t know. I didn’t know anything about this place.
I tried to think about how I got here, how or even why. There were so many things he hadn’t told me...Read more of this blog post »
Elizabeth Ashby, Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffans
Three authors team up to deliver the tale of a dog-watcher and amateur sleuth tackling the murder of her best friend’s husband in Passion, Poison and Puppy Dogs. Sound familiar? Sure, it’s been...
How I Plot (vlog)How to Manipulate Pace
What other tips would you add for manipulating pace in a WIP?
Struggling to get your WIP's pacing right? @Ava_Jae vlogs s...Read more of this blog post »
As you know, I was bitterly disappointed when Satalyte shut up shop as it might have meant the end of my admittedly short career as a published author. However, my friend the Dragon is in the process of publishing The Dagger of Dresnia under his own label, and hopefully The Cloak of Challiver wil... Read more of this blog post »
“You come back immediately,” he orders in a tone that leaves no room for argument. “Don’t wait at the car.”
“Okay.” I nod my chin in the direction of the computer screen. “What are you doing?”
“I’m screwing with his system as you requested,” he says with a smirk as his long fingers run across t...
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The Answer is to Write
If you’re afraid you can’t write, the answer is to write. Every sentence you construct adds weight to the balance pan. If you’re afraid of what other people will think of your efforts, don’t show them until you write your way beyond your fear. If writing a boo...
Last Thursday I heard the wonderful news that Kindle Press chose Darkness Falls for publication! I am so excited to work with their editors and help this book reach more readers. I’ve already sent in my revised copy, and it’s with their editors right now, getting the final polish. Hopefully I’ll...Read more of this blog post »
Mainly because I feel like I'm doing something wrong with it. I like the art, and ZanVarin did exactly what I asked him to...but something feels incomp... Read more of this blog post »
I know yesterday was Tuesday, but it felt oh so very Monday-ish. It felt specifically Monday-ish because it was raining and I couldn’t find an umbrella. I have this special skill where I carry my umbrella into work, because it’s raining in the morning. But then, and this is the important part, I...Read more of this blog post »
No matter what field or industry you work in, one thing that all leaders share in common is the necessity of having an extensive toolkit at their disposal. Of course, while there are various technical skills and aptitudes that are required for leadership positions in various industries, one thin...Read more of this blog post »
By Kairee Erwin on February 21, 2017
The story is even crazier this time around. Bones decides to try and allow Reggie to have his girlfriend even Bones loathes the idea. Winter worms her way into their life and is determined to find a way to understand them...Read more of this blog post »
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Locke & Key: Alpha #1 IDW Limited variant cover by Alan Robinson. Colors by Jay Fotos
This is my favorite teaser and one of my favorite parts of the book. I love Josh's growth in book 3. This stunning image was taken by Wand... Read more of this blog post »
I have been so frustrated with this book, because it took forever to get it written, edited, and formatted... Read more of this blog post »
I’m so very excited to share Lance with you! I think he’s my favourite Pucked boy, maybe because he’s just a little bit broken (but don’t tell Alex). Thank you so much to my team and to all my readers and the blogging community for all your support for this […]
The post PUCKED OFF IS NOW LIVE! app...Read more of this blog post »
Please find herewith a short movie in which I describe what Agile is.
It is in Dutch with English subtitles. It was created for Xebia with the Xebia marketing wizzy Ted Stravers, and recorded and processed by Higher View:
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