Jane's first experience of networking had been a nightmare. Stuffed suits shoving floppy business cards into her hand and eyeing her up as their latest prospective client. She still shuddered at the memory.
So, I've decided that I'm going to write a book. I think it will be an interesting journey, a way to keep me busy, and a potential income stream in the future.
The coffee was good, Harriet had to admit, and Daniel made it well though the conversation left a lot to be desired. He had prattled on for almost three quarters of an hour about the flowers in the park nearby and how he loved that the gardeners there made sure something was in bloom all the year round.
I am currently going through what I would class as the worst type of writer’s block. This is when I know exactly what I want to write and I just need to get these points and ideas out of my system but I just don't know how.
Fight scenes, in my opinion, are one of the most important parts to any book. It doesn’t have to be flashy or over the top, but it does have to be well written. Why? Because shoddy writing ruins the flow and excitement of it. Here are a few things to remember when writing a fight scene.
My wife and I are a part of a church plant in a small town in my little valley. If anyone knows anything about planting a church, it's that your numbers are small when you start. With small attendance, comes a tendency to know everyone. So, this couple comes for the first time and nothing exceptional happens. I am an introvert (INTJ, if you're interested), and I struggle with anxiety and depression regularly, so there wasn't a chance I was going up to talk to them.
I’m driving down the highway with the FM radio blasting or ignoring the stinging of floral soap in my eyes in the shower when it hits me—the perfect story idea. The sudden idea simmers in the forefront of my mind for a moment, then two, then three, and I realize that it’s the best idea I’ve ever had. It has romance and tragedy and action and maybe a bit of magic thrown into the mix, because, hell, why not? I’m grinning like an idiot as my heart races with excitement. Then I think, I'm a genius!
Writers are a specific group of people that some do not understand. So, here's how to better understand better. (This is personalized opinion, not the truth.)
Fiction is made up of many elements, each element as important as the last. The plot structure is one such need to be fulfilled in the story. Short story writing is something I want to try my hand in again because I have ideas that need to go somewhere. My novella, “A Return To Honor,” took 23 long years to write since 1996 when I structured the outline and put it away since I was perpetually stuck. I sent it to Tor.com where I’m 160 in the queue, having no idea if they will see it or not. I do not want to send simultaneous submissions here.