prompts, WordSmith Musings, writing

Writing Prompt #19

It was a dark and stormy night. She was thrilled. This was her favorite kind of weather. It was the sunny days you had to watch out for. She shivered at the thought. Interested in getting your short story published? Submit your short story from this prompt using my contacts page and have a chance… Continue reading Writing Prompt #19

Tips and Tricks, WordSmith Musings, writing

How to Write Thrilling Suspense Into Your Novel

Suspense is one of the best ways to keep your readers hooked...but poorly done suspense can make your story fall flat or become way too predictable. Follow these five tips to write exciting and thrilling stories.

Book Review, writing

Tahn: A book review of the exciting novel by LA Kelly

I picked Tahn out of the many books my husband owned and sat down to read it. I needed something that promised a good love story, some heart-warming moments, phenomenal action, and faith that meant something. Tahn delivers on all accounts. Set in a medieval world, we meet Tahn, a legendary mercenary. As he kidnaps… Continue reading Tahn: A book review of the exciting novel by LA Kelly

Sunday Story Segment, writing

Hero : Asena Ch. 13

Feel free to check out the earlier chapters of Asena first.    “What are you doing here?” I asked. My eyes were wide and my hands balled into fists. This could not be happening. Not now.  “Can’t I just stop by?” he asked, his charming grin that had let him pull a thousand cons sliding… Continue reading Hero : Asena Ch. 13

Sunday Story Segment, writing

Bluffing : Asena Ch. 12

The next chapter in Asena is here and the spunky detective has some surprises in store for her! It has been a while since the latest update so feel free to check out the earlier chapters of Asena first.    My office usually felt like a second home. I had slept here many nights and… Continue reading Bluffing : Asena Ch. 12

Book Review, WordSmith Musings, writing

Whatcha reading? Narnia edition

This month I've dove back into the classic Narnia series. I read them when I was about 12 or so and really enjoyed them. At the start of the New Year, I was trying to figure out what to read next (a daunting question as I stare at the numerous books on my shelves that… Continue reading Whatcha reading? Narnia edition