January 2017 I’m a little behind on things here…but that might be a running theme this year when it comes to posting. Books Read First read this month was Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Clearly, middle grade fodder, but it is pure fun and I loved how many classic books are scattered throughout. The only […]Read more "January 2017"
Comparisons As Buddhists say, “Comparisons are the root of all evil.” And despite bad judgment, the rule to follow for parents of multiple children. So, too, for an aspiring ‘anything,’ this is a golden rule too quickly forgotten. We draw comparisons between ourselves and every expert we come across. It is best not to put […]Read more "Revisiting Bad Writing: Comparisons"
8 -Chewy- “First of all, I have to thank you,” she said, her eyes glowing with praise and moonlight. “The way you got rid of Gangnim for us was wonderful. He was a bother to no end, and we can’t thank you enough.” Chewy furrowed his brow. “We?” “Why, of course! We pin-holders,” she said, […]Read more "Chapter Thursdays: Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring / Chapter 8"
24 It took a second or two for his eyes to adjust, and then before him, Chewy saw a long dark hallway with a glowing rectangle at the other end. He walked slowly, studying the walls. There was something holding him in, keeping him on the path toward the light ahead, but when he reached […]Read more "Chapter Thursdays: Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter / Chapter 24"
Weak Verbs Weak verbs are probably the worst flaw to correct. For that reason, the best time to tackle them is in editing. While you’re in the midst of writing, the last thing you want to do is slow down your momentum to come up with another word for ‘move,’ and yet that’s exactly what […]Read more "Revisiting Bad Grammar: Weak Verbs"
23 Chewy motioned to the Gills that he’d take the call in the living room. Alone, he asked his grandfather to continue. “I don’t know where exactly to start,” he said, his voice coming through all static-like, “Let me first say your grandmother died.” Chewy was confused, not only by how this had anything to […]Read more "Chapter Thursdays: Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-dang / Chapter 23"
You’ve never heard of Chewy Noh? Well, at first, when he came, we thought nothing of him. He did well on tests, but so what? Even after his mom got sick, nobody paid attention. That is until the great gym fire. Afterwards, no one could say for sure it was because of Chewy, but we […]Read more "Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring"