(C) 2020, JJ Shaun Looking back on my blog, I realize that my Sunday posts frequently regurgitate what I wrote earlier in the week. First Reader has pointed this out to me on more than one occasion. This observation has given me plenty of food for thought. As I ruminated on the issue, I made … Continue reading Watch This Space
It’s been a wild couple of weeks. With all that’s happening in the “real world,” I’ve had a difficult time concentrating on the characters tiptoeing through my imagination. But as things calmed down to a dull roar last week, I watched a scene unfold with the twins as they discovered a hidden cavern. In this … Continue reading Using Life to Create Fiction
When asked how he writes, author Stephen King answers, "one word at a time." And that is precisely how stories are built—one word at a time. I struggle to stay focused on my writing, partly because I get bored quickly and partly because I spend a lot of my day job staring at words on … Continue reading Write That Story
Young Aeryn grows up on the island of Trivent in the archipelago called the Dragon's Snout Islands. She is the thirteenth child, and seventh daughter, of a sheep farmer in the Lowlands on the island. A big-boned girl, she is teased and tormented by some of her siblings for her size and strength. Not long … Continue reading Introducing: Aeryn Mateyus
I sit in front of a blank page and ask myself, “now what?” I’ve made a commitment to post to my blog more regularly, but what does that mean, really? To start, I can brainstorm topics and try to glean some sort of order to them, then write a couple thousand words on each, and … Continue reading Now What?
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