Posts Categorized: Writing Ruminations

FORMATTING

Today’s writing tip isn’t really about writing, but it is an important part of the process if you are wanting to self-publish a book. (And it’s also the part of the process I’m entrenched in this week). My cover artist has assured me I will be receiving a draft of the cover for SECOND SON… Read more »

WRITING RUMINATIONS: OUTLINING

I hate outlining. When I was in high school, we had to write several research papers. Our teachers all followed the same formula to try and help us break this process up into nice, easy, bite-sized pieces. You know the drill: 1. Come up with a topic 2. A week later: Write a thesis statement… Read more »

Writing Exercises

I have always enjoyed various writing exercises. So this exercise is one in describing a “mood.” The goal is to use vivid imagery and all 5 senses to give the reader an accurate “feel” for the emotions of the character. The following three snippets are each describing a different emotion… see if you can figure… Read more »