Tragedies and the Loss of Innocence

I don't know how to describe my feelings about this WIPpet post. The events that occur in the scene I will present break my heart but mostly because I know what has happened, and what will happen. Hopefully for the rest of you, without all its context, it won't be too disheartening. But more on … Continue reading Tragedies and the Loss of Innocence

You asked for more (WIPpet)

Because for the last few months I haven't been particularly generous with my WIPpet contributions, here is a slightly longer excerpt. Be happy and join us! So today is the 15th and I have for you the beginning of chapter 15. Once again, not a happy part of the story. Kara has gone to war … Continue reading You asked for more (WIPpet)

Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!

Opening lines. As I write these words, dramatic music fills my head with lots of dum-da-dums and cello/timpani combinations. The words or the notes you begin with shape the mood of your entire story. I'll admit, I've never been particularly good at them, probably due to my tendency to give plotting a very wide berth. … Continue reading Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!