The Terror and Thrill of Reviewing My Novel

Now that I have enough of Trinian, An Epic Fantasy put together to send into the world for review, I'm getting germinal feedback. I love it! But it's also terrifying. My sisters, who are geniuses with artwork, have already taken a stab at illustrating a couple characters, and my best friend Sophia has started marking … Continue reading The Terror and Thrill of Reviewing My Novel

Thoughts on Endings and Trinian, 2nd Draft

Sorry for my weekend extended absence. I spent all weekend, and some bleed through into Monday, finishing Trinian, An Epic Fantasy's second draft. I just sent it out for review, and I can't believe my project is actually out there, being read by other eyes! I'm all tingly. I still have a few middle scenes … Continue reading Thoughts on Endings and Trinian, 2nd Draft

The Art of an Artist – To Ever Improve!

As I've been editing the final draft of my latest novel, Trinian - An Epic Fantasy, the editing process affects the way that I watch and read other stories. What I mean is, as I edit and pay attention to character development, all I notice when I watch a movie is the character development. And … Continue reading The Art of an Artist – To Ever Improve!

How to Increase Drama by Lengthening Sentences

A paragraph with sentences that vary in length is far more powerful than sentences of all the same length. For example, Short: I watched him leave. The pain of his loss squeezed my heart. It burned my skin. I wanted him back. But my pride rooted me to the floor. I was too weak. I … Continue reading How to Increase Drama by Lengthening Sentences

3 Tips to Improve Sentence Structure

The best way to make your book interesting - after having a good, solid plot and characters - is to improve your sentence structure. Lately books are all the same. The sentences are short. They're sweet. They all start with a subject. For example, I watched him leave. The pain of his loss squeezed my … Continue reading 3 Tips to Improve Sentence Structure

It’s Not ORIGINAL – How to Write an Organic Story

My new series on Writing! So excited for this debut video - I've been wanting to do this for awhile. I'll still be publishing the Disney series. One writing video a week, and one Disney Video every other week. If you want to see when I publish new videos, you can subscribe to my channel, … Continue reading It’s Not ORIGINAL – How to Write an Organic Story