When You’re Bored, Where Does Your Imagination Go? That’s Your Next Story.

One week till CampNano and I simply must start a new story. CampNano starts April 1st and, much like Nanowrimo in November, it’s a race to finish a book by the end of the month.  Only instead of it being a set 50K words in a month, you get to chose your own tort… I … More When You’re Bored, Where Does Your Imagination Go? That’s Your Next Story.

WritersLife Wednesday – Jim Butcher’s Pep Talk From Nano

CampNano starts in one week!!! Head explodes and I suck it up and prep anyway 🙂 Here’s a Pep Talk from one of my favorite authors, a sarcastic pain in the ass if his writing is any indication.  Everything below is from http://nanowrimo.org/pep-talks/jim-butcher and I do not mean to claim any of it as my own, though … More WritersLife Wednesday – Jim Butcher’s Pep Talk From Nano

Trivia Thursday – Famous Political Quotes

This is a series I’m doing every Thursday.  I’ll give you 3 to 7 questions on the law, literature, writing and/or science, and you answer them in the comments below. I’m holding you to the honor’s system.  No cheating, yes, that includes Googling and reading prior comments before you answer yourself. 🙂 For every answer … More Trivia Thursday – Famous Political Quotes

WriterLife Wednesday – Step Two, The Mini-Synopsis Assignment

I posted Step One of Dr. Amie’s Plot Fixer Elixir – The Blurb and now, I’ve finally done my own assignment.  My drunken cat plot of a first book needs some serious work.  I’ve finally decided to switch it back to third person (I went third to first and that just didn’t quite work, so it’s going back), … More WriterLife Wednesday – Step Two, The Mini-Synopsis Assignment

Coffee Prompt Monday

Case of the Mondays?  Try these writers prompts to swing you into the week. 1. Have a Dr. prescribe her patient coffee (couldn’t help it, it’s literally right there 🙂 2.German tank rolls down the streets in a parade in the US. 3. There’s a bioweapon that’s feeling chatty today. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt … More Coffee Prompt Monday

Shared Post Friday – History Repeats Itself by Barefoot Clown

Every Friday I’m going to share a post or three from people who got questions right on Trivia Thursdays.  Yesterday, Dave got all the questions right on the quiz yesterday, and he also has fantastic tastes in blogs judging by his blog roll (he has me, my boyfriend and three of our friends). He does … More Shared Post Friday – History Repeats Itself by Barefoot Clown

WritersLife Wednesday – Veronica Roth Pep Talk From Nano

Hey guys, for the writing tips and tricks today, I’ve dragged up one of my favorite pep talks from Nanowrimo last November.  This doesn’t just apply to writing during the mad dash that is Nano, but writing any time. (Everything below is a direct quote from this page: http://nanowrimo.org/pep-talks/veronica-roth and I do not claim credit for … More WritersLife Wednesday – Veronica Roth Pep Talk From Nano

Step one in Dr. Amie’s Plot Fixer Elixir – The Blurb

I gave myself (and you, dear readers!) a challenge here: https://authoramiegibbons.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/first-novels-beginnings-how-to-fix-em/ to fix the drunken cat plots of your first (or second, fifth, whatever) novel.  If you’re editing it now and say it’s fine, or you’re working on your novel, then just consider these tips to help you get it right and keep your plot … More Step one in Dr. Amie’s Plot Fixer Elixir – The Blurb