Tag Archive: Existence

Jul 05 2017

An Antagonist Honey-Do List

Thanks to Tyrean Martinson who offered this writing prompt. Writing Prompt: If the villain/antagonist of your story created a “honey do” list, what would be on it? Does your villain/antagonist have a significant other? The villain/ antagonist in my story is actually a group of people (unless you want to go into the subplots of …

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Jun 23 2017

A Myers-Briggs ESTP Personality has this Superpower

I found this site while on Pinterest. I’m an ESTP. According to the site, this means I have super agility. Actually, that makes a lot of sense. (I’ve been a fantastic tree climber since I was old enough to stand.) It also says I’m good at finding logical solutions and that I’m good in a …

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Jun 01 2017

Author Procrastination

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Why am I procrastinating? That’s the subject of today’s exercise. What will happen when I complete my Fractions of Existence book? When there’s no more editing, reasonably speaking, to do? I will have to …

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May 31 2017

Ideal Reader

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. The task at hand is to identify my ideal reader. For the Existence series: 1- Someone who will buy, read, and review my books. (That was kind of obvious, wasn’t it?) 2- Someone who …

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May 29 2017

Using Character Archetypes

There’s a great blog post about Lesser Known Archetypes over at http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/05/three-more-lesser-known-archetypes/. I examed my Fractions of Existence book to see how I used these. The Penitent – “that character who’s seeking cleansing, forgiveness, and redemption from a dark past” In Fractions of Existence, that archetype is represented by Xavier. The trouble is, Xavier doesn’t …

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May 22 2017

Can Fiction Create a Reason for More Peace and Less Violence

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. This is another goal setting exercise, but this time it seems to be to determine why a set goal is important. I’m going to start by working with a goal from my previous post. …

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May 11 2017

#BoutOfBooks 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT post 4 Fictional Dating Profile for Heath

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins …

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Apr 27 2016

#atozchallenge W is for Writers #WriteTip Wired for Story by @LisaCron

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples W is for “Wired” and “Writer’s” Book: Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence by Lisa Cron @LisaCron My dice roll: 221 (ebook …

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Apr 26 2016

#atozchallenge V is for Villains #Writing Character Traits @RayneHall

#atozchallenge V is for Villains #Writing Character Traits @RayneHall Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples V is for “Villains” Book: Writing About Villains by Rayne Hall @RayneHall My dice roll: 371 (ebook location out of 1091) Lesson: villain character traits …

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Apr 25 2016

#atozchallenge U is for Understanding POV #Writing Point of View #WriteTip

#atozchallenge U is for Understanding POV #Writing Point of View #WriteTip Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples U is for “Understanding” Book: Point Of View: Understanding Which P.O.V. is Best for Your Story and Using it Effectively by Alfie Thompson …

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Apr 23 2016

#atozchallenge T is for Story Tension #Writing #WriteTip

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples T is for “TENSION” Book: HOW TO DEVELOP STORY TENSION: 13 Techniques plus the Five Minute Magic Trick Guaranteed to Keep Your Readers Turning Pages by Amy Deardon My dice roll: 117 (ebook location …

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Apr 22 2016

#atozchallenge S is for Save the Cat #Writing #Logline #ElevatorPitch

#atozchallenge S is for Save the Cat #Writing #Logline #ElevatorPitch Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples S is for “Save” Book: Save the Cat by Blake Snyder My dice roll: 300 (ebook location out of 2914) Lesson: Logline (Elevator Pitch) …

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Apr 20 2016

#atozchallenge Q for Quick Guide to Character Flaws #Writing @RoseFblog

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples Q is for “Quick” Book: Write Away: Quick Guide to Character Flaws by Rose Fischer @RoseFblog My dice roll: 72 (ebook location out of 193) Lesson: Character Flaws Figure out what keeps getting a …

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Apr 19 2016

#atozchallenge P is for Plot #Writing Outline the Journey of the Hero by @stephaniedraven

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples P is for “Plot” Book: Plot Your Book In A Month…With Scrivener by Stephanie Draven My dice roll: 578 (ebook location out of 2246) Lesson: Outline the Journey of the Hero You do not …

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Apr 18 2016

#atozchallenge O is for Orson Scott Card #Writing Openings #WriteTip Beginnings @orsonscottcard

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples O is for “Orson” Book: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card @orsonscottcard My dice roll: 95 Lesson: Beginnings of novels Beginnings of novels must reveal information that promises an …

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Apr 16 2016

#atozchallenge N is Novelsmithing #WriteTip Animal Characteristics to Describe People @SheppardDavid

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples N is for “Novelsmithing” Book: Novelsmithing, The Structural Foundation of Plot, Character, and Narration by David Sheppard @SheppardDavid My dice roll: 1646 (ebook location out of 2581) Lesson: Use characteristics of animals to describe …

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Apr 15 2016

#atozchallenge M is for Manuscript Revision by @hollylisle #WriteTip for Weak Words

Click for my theme details  26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples http://hollylisle.com/one-pass-manuscript-revision-from-first-draft-to-last-in-one-cycle/ M is for “Manuscript” Book: One-Pass Manuscript Revision: From First Draft to Last in One Cycle by Holly Lisle @hollylisle My dice roll: 6 (ebook/pdf location out of 8) Lesson: Weak Words Is …

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Apr 14 2016

#atozchallenge L is for Writer’s Lab #Prompt Protagonist Failure

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples L is for “Lab” Book: The Writer’s Lab: A Place to Experiment with Fiction by Sexton Burke My dice roll: 112 Lesson: Writing Prompt about a protagonist who fails A protagonist normally achieves a …

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Apr 12 2016

#atozchallenge J is for James Scott Bell #Writing Plot Ideas from Issues that Outrage @jamesscottbell

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples J is for “James” Book: Write Great Fiction – Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell @jamesscottbell My dice roll: 39 Lesson: Ways to get plot ideas This section of the book gives 20 …

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Apr 11 2016

#atozchallenge I is for Insecure #WriteTip #IWSG Use the Zodiac @JunetaKey #CharacterSheet

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples I is for “Insecure” Book: The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond by Alex J. Cavanaugh, J. L. Campbell, Susan Gourley, Joylene Nowell Butler, L. Diane Wolfe, Lynda R. Young, Michelle …

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