Golden Nuggets ~ Words I Was Meant to Hear ~ #amwriting #writing

     Golden Nuggets Words I Was Meant to Hear It’s that time of year again for sharp pencils, pens and paper. Graduate students can’t live without these necessities as we jot down those important nuggets. I just got back from 10 days in Coupeville, Wa for my MFA Creative Writing residency where each semester we kick…

Eavesdrop on Your Character ~ Writing Exercise ~ #writing #WW

Writing Exercise ~ Eavesdrop on Your Character with a Cell Phone Rules: One-way conversation on a cell phone to show how your character talks. You can include postures and gestures outside of dialogue . ~ The library is quite. Vella sits staring at a computer screen flipping through microfiche articles. Suddenly, her eyes widen. She grabs her pen and…

Golden Nuggets Thrill My Ears #amwriting #writing

    Golden Nuggets Thrill My Ears “Treat world building as another character.” ~ Nicole Persun I’ve found that whatever lecture, class or discussion I go to there’s always that tidbit of information that is meant for me to hear in that moment I need to hear it. I write them in the sidebar of my…

Fidalgo Island Writers Guild Celebrating Young Writers #FIWG #yasaves

  I know my posts have been far and few this spring, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. Along with classes, work and writing, our writers guild had its  1st Annual Young Writers Contest. Fidalgo Island Writers Guild Celebrates Young Writers      A sunny Spring day made this occasion all the brighter. The celebration…

School’s Out For Summer by Lara Dunning #amwriting

     School’s Out For Summer Ahhh Alice….let us both heave a sigh of releif. My life has just gotten less hectic, well not really. School’s out for summer, but now I’m ready to put everything I learned into editing my entire novel. I can already see how my writing has improved. The MFA program is definately taking…

Write an Ominous Scene #writingexercise #fridayflash

After reading Knots on a Counting Rope our professor had us write an ominous scene with tension from our story. Writing Exercise ~ Ominous Scene I hunkered down in the corner and gripped Grandpa’s book.  Soon she would be here and I had no means to fight back. On the wind I could feel her anger raging….

Ssshh, It’s So Not A Secret #FIWG #community

Fidalgo Island Writers Guild Out on the Town!      After spending 10 days at residency stuffing my brain full of writer know-how I had the perfect event lined up to unwind. And so, FIWG, you all know what that stands for by know right? stepped out on the town and hosted a table at the Rotary Club of Anacortes annual…

My Young Adult Novel is Finished!!! #wip #amwriting #amediting

  Whew! I Made it to the End! It’s done. The story most of you know as Vampire Trackers is finished. I’m so stoked to start a more in-depth editing phase. Although, I did quite a bit of editing as I went along, but I know the second half will need a good eyeball. After cutting 30,000…

Yes, I am Thankful ~ Happy Thanksgiving !

  Image via Wikipedia My List of Thankfuls I have a roof over my head I have time to foster my own creativity I have someone to share my life with I have family nearby I have friends to laugh with I have writers to commune with I have a job to pay the bills…

Playing Catch-Up

     Playing Catch-Up        With the Waggoner Cruising Guide 2012 deadline approaching my early  mornings and evenings have been filled with phone calls and fact checking. It’s been a really good experience and reminds me that there is so much out there in the world that I want to explore.  Above is a picture…

Today Was a Good Day #writing #amwriting

Today Was A Good Day      Sunday rocked! I set my “work” aside and just wrote. The result at the end of the day – I had finished the last chapters of my young adult manuscript. When I began writing that morning I thought I’d write a scene or two, but the more I wrote the more…

While the Hubs is Away the Wife Be….Writing #amwriting #writegoal

Image via Wikipedia While the Hubs the Wife Will Be… Writing      The next few months I will be walking around my house alone, well, almost alone. I’ll have some roomies to keep me company. What I won’t have is my husband, who is off to remodel his parents home for 4-6 months, maybe longer. A normal…