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Five Warning Signs Your Story Needs Revision

We can have the best story ideas in the world, but to be blunt? There’s a lot to be said for delivery. While these problems might seem picky, there are some fundamental errors that can weaken the writing. 1,569 more words

Kristen Lamb

theabstractdetail reblogged this on The Abstract Detail and commented:

Extremely helpful article, really like the focus on streamlining and strengthening prose.

Cannot quell the urge for a Sequel

Don’t get confused by the title.  I am simply trying to give in to my urge of writing the sequel for Now, Returned to India. Actually, not one, not two, but three sequels. 179 more words

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Day Four: The Effort Counts

In spite of having an errand-filled day, and having more errands to do today, those three pages got written for my current novel. I was positive nothing but a few paragraphs would be written, and have maybe a page and a half worth of writing completed by bedtime. 241 more words


Lost in Wonder [7]

“I don’t like this.” Amelia whispered as they crept through the castle.

“Why do you always say things after you’ve had the chance to complain about it?” Maddox asked annoyed yet again by Amelia’’s complaining. 3,566 more words


Lost in Wonder [6]

“Please.” A weak voice said.

Amelia opened her eyes, she was still surrounded in darkness, and she was still asleep. The area was empty before she closed her eyes, and she knew it would still be empty.


Painting, Cleaning, More Cleaning, and Fiction

We’re gonna need some back story to get this told right.

Let’s start with the fact that Trevor and I aren’t the most cleanly people. Between dinner experiments and neither of us being home for more than six hours a day, chores just don’t get done. 683 more words