Often, I am asked what Scrivener does that other word-processing applications don’t do. That’s a boggling question since I haven’t discovered its complete capabilities.
I don’t have an interview today. Not for lack of trying, I just didn’t get any back yet. I will answer questions you leave in the comments. Ask me things about stuff. As long as I wouldn’t mind my mom reading it I will answer.
It took a lot of emotional energy to get the application for Ossabow Island Writers’ Retreat done and sent in. In the end it all worked out.
Need a little nudge to get started on a chapter? Sometimes the only way for me to move the story forward to write other things that I have no intention of including. Sometimes it things end up in the backstory. Other times, I toss it on the junk pile so
Do you remember the opening credits of Murder She Wrote? As I got older I noticed the changes in her writing process: Typewriter, word processor, PC. I watched that show for a very long time. When I started scribbling stories, I used a pencil and school supplies borrowed from
I met Tiberius, you guessed it, on Twitter. If you are not there, you are missing out. We were discussing proper ways to get your favorite author to fix stories and how we personally wanted to be “persuaded”.
We absolutely bonded over our love of video games. Games like Final Fantasy and World of Warcraft have offered her inspiration. She is a bit shy, but is relatively chatty about fantasy stories and writing advice. Her blog has some awesome information about editing and dialogue.
On her bio page she has an obsevation I needed to read.
Backstory is important. Your character may not have been created until the story began, but without backstory, that character will lack motivations for her actions and reactions. They will be flat. When you read a book, you get hooked in pretty quick. The author has two big ways of doing
She offered me advice on some love/sex scenes I was debating deleting. After thoroughly exploring her blog, I had to introduce all my friends to her. She is funny and witty and left me giggling for hours.
Jewel and I met one night on Twitter; it was beautiful. Two moms, the right hashtag; then magic, and me giggling so much that my husband started reading over my shoulder.