5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About My Young Adult Lakeview Novel Series…

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About My Young Adult Lakeview Novel Series…

With the approach Of Scream’s release on July 25th, I thought I’d let you in on a couple fun behind the scene writing facts. 1. The lead female characters are named after our real daughters, Blakely (age 19), Leigh (age 17), and Halle (age 15). 2. Not only did I go to a boarding school, but our daughter’s do too. In fact, Lakeview Academy is modeled after the school my daughter’s attend, called Shawnigan Lake School. Google it....

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Really Great Writing Advice – My First Re-blog

Really Great Writing Advice – My First Re-blog

When I saw this piece on Facebook, by Cody Delistraty, I knew I had to re-blog it. The writing advice and author quotes are just too good. My personal favorites are #1, #6 and #9. Happy Reading -S 21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors A lot of people think they can write or paint or draw or sing or make movies or what-have-you, but having an artistic temperament doth not make one an artist.Even the great writers of our...

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Describe Each Day of the Week as if it was a Person.

 This has been the funnest writing exercise I’ve done to date. I dare you to give it a go. You’ll be laughing at the difference a day makes. Here’s my week… Monday          I am the little old lady at the pool who drags her ill fitting flip flops across the wet tile before slipping into the cold chlorinated water for my morning swim. I know I’ll feel better after I force myself to do something that I’d rather not...

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Getting into Character

Getting into Character

Perfecting the characters you write can be a difficult task. I often write profiles, search Pinterest for images that get my brain swirling, or simply indulge in multiple days of people watching. When you’re writing middle grade historical fiction the last option is a little more difficult. In an attempt to channel characters in my most recent release, ARRGH!!!, I walked around with a tricorne hat on my head. My husband didn’t even notice. I...

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