Talking Trash

NaNoWriMo has me typing my fingers off, so you are getting repeats. I selected this one based on the football-related graphics.  Enjoy! — DLH

The internet, especially social media sites like Facebook, open up a world where arguments run rampant and you might find yourself trying to defend a person or an idea for hours or days at a time. Why? Because the other person started it. And you are going to finish it.

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Let’s Build a World

NaNoWriMo has me typing my fingers off, so you are getting repeats. The story I talk about here is the one I am writing for my NaNo project! Enjoy! — DLH

If you have been to a Build-A-Bear workshop, you know about the details that go in to creating something using available materials. You bring a basic plan then you add options that work for you. World Building is much like that. Continue reading “Let’s Build a World”

Who am I, Really?

National Novel Writing Month is moving apace, and you are getting repeats! Enjoy! — DLH

Writers dislike several things. Most of us struggle to write a synopsis. We don’t particularly like query letters. We have to push to get a character sketch done properly. And we wish someone else would take our first drafts and make them perfect. Continue reading “Who am I, Really?”

KEEP WRITING

November means NaNoWriMo and that means my blogs will probably be repeats until December. Sorry/Not Sorry because I am having fun with NaNo! Hope your writing is going along well, too. — DLH

I can’t steal the slogan, Finish the Damn Book, because that is a Cherry Adair thing. Good news, you can even join in on Facebook! Really cool, huh? Well, as long as you are going to finish the damn book. And keep popping in to update your goals. See, you do need to actually do something here. Continue reading “KEEP WRITING”

November Word of the Month

I grew up in a very white world. I recently realized that Thanksgiving is a white male Christian holiday. I understand why Native Americans choose not to celebrate it, especially with their entire culture reduced to a cartoonish sidekick role. Followed by lots of hate and bitterness and war. So our word for this month is marginalized. Continue reading “November Word of the Month”

Authors As Hooks

On Google or Pinterest or any writer’s site, you will find much information about hooks. Every chapter should end in a hook, every opening sentence has to hook your readers, every word over 6 characters must be followed by, say it with me, a hook! Ask a question in your first sentence and don’t answer it for a few chapters. Imply your Point of View Character is a Martian and then just move on. Write a happy person who doesn’t seem to understand full sentences. These could be hooks if done correctly. Continue reading “Authors As Hooks”