Here it is! The nation Zenetra and company live in. Isn’t it lovely? Below is a quick introduction of characters. The Noire Family Xareen Noire – mother of Xuxa and Zenetra, deceased Xuxa Noire – missing older sister Zenetra Noire – main protagonist, cadet-in-training…
Even though it’s Wednesday, I still don’t have any editing tips and tricks to update you with. I do, however, have plenty of free copies of both Explorations of Scarlett Burn AND The Lost City of Al-Kimiya.
After three to four years of hard work, countless bouts of writer’s block, and hundreds of rounds of self-editing, two of my nine works are finally available to the public.
Writing is about being creative, but creativity is not limitless. I’ve hit a dry spell for both my creative writing as well as my weekly Wednesday updates on this website/blog. A part of that is not getting any real dialogue or feedback via this site but another, larger part is the joy I feel about it, or rather – the lack of it.
Whether you’re a self-publishing author or going through a publishing house, the first chapter of your story is vital. Readers want to be hooked from the first page.
Have you ever been in a class where the teacher asks for each student to read one paragraph aloud? Embarrassing for the students who have trouble with public speaking. I was one of those students, and eventually, one of those teachers.
Within a paragraph, there must be variety. And by variety, I mean sentences in different forms. Different forms of sentences create rhythm. We want rhythm for flow, but we also want to vary that rhythm to create contrast. Why is contrast good? Contrast creates…
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 When Scarlett came to, she was floating in a large well. Below her was water, gloopy and dark green with chunks of algae in it. Above her was air. Air, and a domed ceiling…
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Last week we stacked words within a sentence. Now, let’s look at stacking sentences within a paragraph. It’s basically the same: put the most striking imagery at the end to make the passage memorable.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 The City of Phae was in the southern region of Naiaca, nestled in a valley at the edge of a jungle. A river upstream fed the freshwater lake. It was hot and muggy, even inside the…
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