Category Archives: Word Smithing

Writing in all its forms. Practice, tips, resources, and frustrations.

Totally Totally TRUE!

I just have to repost this awesome illustration! Soooo true!           I found this little gem from Google+ Writing Resources group. The post is about how to avoid cliches and it is also totally true, but … Continue reading

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terribleminds

In my pursuit of a better novel, I have often played The Google Game and searched out questions. Like: “writing tips for horror” and “how to write a novel synopsis” and “proper formatting of dialog” and the latest “how to … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month!

In honor of National Poetry Month I thought I would share more of my own poetry and perhaps some of my favorites. I would love any responses to my poems, and suggestions for poets both old and new that you … Continue reading

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Where the main character IS the evil one!

I have been trying to spice up Tabeth some more by developing the characters in more depth and I came to realize that my main character, Tabeth herself, is also the main ‘evil’ in the book! What is your main … Continue reading

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Rewriting techniques

Last time I was talking about my rewrites I was looking into totally outlining my book due to timeline issues that had cropped up. Well that proved more than my lazy @ss was willing to do, so instead I use … Continue reading

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Where to start?

Semester break, and I am sitting here trying to decide if I should work on my novel or the serial story that I have here that I never finished. Oh bother! Just write something already!!

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Adverbs; to use or not to use that is the question!

I recently joined a community on Google+ (Writer’s Discussion Group) and posted my excerpt from Tabeth. I wanted some feedback on it to judge just how much revision I still have to do. This is a passage that I feel … Continue reading

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Flash NON-Fiction

Flash Fiction generally refers to the fiction of around 100 words or so. This is a FLASH that is coherent enough to give the reader a true sense of not only what is going on, but some of the emotion … Continue reading

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Wet Noodle Whipping

Well, last week was a bust. Our furnace broke and we are running on space heaters. brrrrrrrr Not freezing, but can you say double sweaters and throw blankets? Check that with school starting this week and you a got a … Continue reading

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Logistics of a timeline

Well I am still working on the chapters running up to the ‘big romantic first contact!’ chapter, and I am finding issues with my timeline. Sigh… logistics are a bother! I find poor Kris wandering in a sewer in search … Continue reading

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