Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #9

If you need to re-read your story to remember exactly what has happened, don’t re-read more than three to five pages. Instead, try to write descriptive headings for your chapters or section breaks (you can make them clever later). Read the headings and don’t get sucked into your own story or the desire to edit… Continue reading Quick Tip #9

Tips and Tricks, writing

Starting Your Story: Tips For That First Sentence

We’ve all been there. The best novel idea is bouncing around in your head and you’re staring at a blank piece of paper, trying to figure how to break the ice and start putting words to paper.  Oh, that feeling is rough. It’s like, “C’mon, I’ve got gold in here, I just need that first… Continue reading Starting Your Story: Tips For That First Sentence

Tips and Tricks, writing

Guest Post: An Edit Vs a Re-Write: My First Draft Problem

By: Jeremy C Kester In the spaces where I’ve done my research, I’ve found quite a number of other writers who would argue that in every story I do, once I complete my first draft I should crumple it up, throw it out, and start fresh. The idea is predicated on advice to ignore quality… Continue reading Guest Post: An Edit Vs a Re-Write: My First Draft Problem

Original Work, writing

Footprints

Characters: Mallory-waitress at Hal’s DinerPaul- Mallory’s eight year old sonRon- Paul’s friendGeorge- Paul’s imaginary friendReggie- waiter at Hal’s Diner Setting:Winter. A block in a small town. A street with fresh snow on it. Stage left is the street corner. The street goes through center stage. Stage right is Hal’s Diner. Inside Hal’s Diner, booths and… Continue reading Footprints