Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 27

They say August is a very slow month for "traffic" (internet traffic) (I'm not sure who the ominous "they" are), probably because after weeks of summer heat (at least here the Midwest) our brains are just mushy-mush. At least mine is feeling like that at this very moment as I sit on the floor in … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 27

I’m Querying?? Yes. Yes, it’s finally happening.

I took the plunge. I am now querying HER NAME WAS A GHOST (Aka, Silver) *screams* *buries face in pillow* *screams more* *runs around* *blow horns* *bangs pots and pans* *sits down spaced out wondering what the heck is happening* To repeat that again: I am now querying literary agents. For this past like YEAR … Continue reading I’m Querying?? Yes. Yes, it’s finally happening.

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 26

I'm writing this on Thursday (because I have time). I discovered that Canva has "book cover" templates, and while I have no use what so ever for making book covers, I just got all starry eyed and wasted some time. And made this: IT'S SHINY. Though, it is a little more "perky" than the novel … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 26

The Shallow End of Point of View (let’s build the TENSION)

POV (point of view) is something that is discussed A LOT when it comes to writing/stories. Because it IS that important. You gotta make sure you pick the right POV(s). You gotta make sure it's in voice of the character. If you go for deep POV, you gotta make sure you're doing that right by … Continue reading The Shallow End of Point of View (let’s build the TENSION)

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 25

It's Saturday morning (last Saturday morning if you want to know). I wake up late (as does everyone) because last night we went to see Fellowship of the Ring (EXTENDED BABY) at the drive-in and I didn't get to sleep till around 2:30 (probably was pushing 3am). I was sitting in the back of my … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 25

July Wrap Up: Lord of the Rings, Photos, and more and more editing

HEY BABY IT'S AUGUST. Usually August is like one of my favorite months. There are fairs and festivals to go to, the last hurrah before the fall dance season starts (which started in July because...well COVID) and plus the countdown to my birthday in September to there's that. Now August is just like....ah, whatever. But … Continue reading July Wrap Up: Lord of the Rings, Photos, and more and more editing

How NOT to write a good person who made a big mistake or acts as the antagonist in a story

Time for Bernadette to make a point about writing while ranting about movies *cracks knuckles* (if you want more of this, visit here, here, and here) How NOT to write a good person who made a big mistake or acts as the antagonist in a story First off, Frozen/Frozen II. Elsa and Anna's parents. (They … Continue reading How NOT to write a good person who made a big mistake or acts as the antagonist in a story

Writing Struggles with J.R.R Tolkien

I was organizing my bookshelf last Saturday afternoon, as one does on Saturday afternoons. I picked up a book (as one does when organizing a bookshelf, completely abandoning the project originally started.) It was Humphrey Carpenter's Tolkien, a lovely '77 edition. Started reading it and found some quotes that are just GOLD and thought we … Continue reading Writing Struggles with J.R.R Tolkien