It’s Officially Official

March 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm (BROKEN, The Craft) (, , , , , , , , )

What’s on iTunes : Give it to Me by Timberland ft Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado

I am excited to announce that I am represented by Agent Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary Agency!! Mandy is also a published author – she wrote Prada and Prejudice, which is in its 6th reprint!! So I wanted to stop by and make the announcement! And I leave you with eye-candy.

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I’m Blogging today …

January 11, 2011 at 8:08 am (Other Webpages, The Craft) (, , )

I’m blogging today over at Bluestockings & Knickerbockers. Check it out….

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Talking about Playlists

June 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm (BROKEN, The Craft, Writings) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I’m talking about my playlist for BROKEN over at my official website – HERE

Check it out and let me know what you think about some of my inspirational songs.

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New Post Is Up

April 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm (The Craft) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I just posted on world building. Check it out HERE.


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Origins of Writing

February 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm (The Craft) (, , , , , , )


Hey check it out. I’m up over at Victoria Janssen’s blog. This month she asked a few fellow writers to talk about when and how their passion for writing originated and developed. I’m up today!!
Check it out HERE.

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Plotster vs. Pantster

June 24, 2009 at 9:53 am (The Craft, Writings) (, , , , , , )



Up until recently, I’ve always considered myself a pantster. (If you’re clueless to the terms a plotster is an author who meticulously plots each aspect of their novel while a pantster just writes, letting the story flow as it comes to them)  I felt like I could just let the muse direct the story through me onto the paper.  Wow, I was wrong.  I realized that some kind of plotting or outlining is needed.  Otherwise, you find yourself banging your head when the story plots repeat or the direction gets lost in the prose.  I found out the hard way. I’m in the middle of editing my YA story Broken, and after issues with writing a synopsis, character motivation and too much of this going on, and too much nonessential scenes – I realized my faux pas.  I’m going to have to plot this puppy. So I bought foam board, and thank goodness Staples had a monster pack of Sticky notes and Sharpies on sale.  And I did what I should have early on – I plotted Broken.  And do you know what I found? I could see the whole picture and see where I could tighten scenes that weren’t flowing.  I could move a scene and see how it made the rest flow stronger.  And I came up with a better opening!!!!

So what do you?  I know this question has been asked before.  But if you plot and outline, what methods and techniques do you use?  Or if you like to fly by the seat of your pants, how do you keep it all organized?

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