Tag: Existence

Sep 20 2017

Fractions of Existence is Now Available

Once they were humanity’s exalted protectors— now they are being hunted. Xavier will weigh all human life against Gwendolyn’s ignorant happiness. The good news is that her choice can blow his away. Omnipotent beings find each other while playing an online game. Xavier has been searching for Gwendolyn, his true mate and the missing member …

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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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