All meetings currently hosted at the Kadena Base Library in the conference room (on the right side as you head toward the back of the library from the front desk). December 16th, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Writing Discussion NaNoWriMo is over! At this meeting, we'll talk about writing processes, helpful tools, the group's … Continue reading Upcoming Events
As promised, the NaNo post. Keep in mind that this is the first time I participated and only found out about NaNo in September of this year. Now that we have ventured past the initial "thank-the-tiny-gods-that's-over" phase, or for you comic fans--I like to refer to this as The Infinity War--we can proceed with settled … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Good, the Bad, and the Writing
Something new from the Sci-Fi novel I'm working on.
At our bi-weekly Okinawa Military Community Writers meeting, Kyle led off the discussion with an exercise in developing the main idea of a short story, novella, or book. He posted about this and covered the 5 Ws that can help a writer summarize the story they intend to write. I hope to build on that … Continue reading Plots and Plans
Tackling one-sentence summaries for new ideas or completed works.
For lovers of dark fantasy, epic fantasy, heroines, or antiheroes, I am pleased to announce The Bearer of Secrets, the first volume in the Dark Legacy series. The ebook has been released on Kindle and KindleUnlimited. The following is the back jacket blurb: In a land healing in the wake of the Wizard's War and … Continue reading The Bearer of Secrets
Yes, you read that title right. Exposing the character can risk the attachments the reader has made to your protagonist, but also increase their value. Risk makes life exciting and frustrating all at once. Maybe you put your heart on the line and come away with ache. Perhaps you like the thrill of gambling? Risk … Continue reading Risk the Reader; Expose the Character
Let's talk about some of my favorite things, but like my aversion to simple and repetitive dialogue tags, my opinion seems to be in the minority. Perhaps I am a little old fashion, but there isn't anything wrong with that. I believe in holding doors open for a lady, paying for that first date, and … Continue reading An Old-Fashioned Opinion: Prologues, Epilogues, & Epigraphs