Monday, July 31, 2017

Are You Afraid To Let People Know That You're A Writer?

I know that this picture isn't from the same scene as the quote is from, but if you're familiar with Anne of Greene Gables, you may remember that Anne was a writer! When you're beginning to write, it's hard to tell people that you like to write. To that I say, DON'T be afraid of what others think!!!!

And when it gets hard, and people make fun of you, DON'T GIVE UP!!!!!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Using Descriptive Words

When you're writing a scene, there are two BIG mistakes you can make with describing stuff.

ONE - You don't describe ANYTHING outside of dialogue. If you fail to describe anything from the setting, it will seem to your reader like your characters are acting against a blank wall.

Mistake TWO - You describe WAY TOO MUCH! If you describe the clock ticking on the wall, the breaking china, the screeching cars outside, the phone ringing, the blaring music and the noise from the other customers, your reader will miss the fact that your main character is trying to ask his friends for help in solving a murder mystery.

So balance what you describe in your writing. Take advantage of describing touch, taste, hearing, taste, and smell. Just make sure you don't describe all of them in one scene!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In Case You're Wondering . . .

  So, I know that some of you ordered Mission of a Lifetime and haven't received it yet. DON'T panic!!!! The reason it hasn't arrived yet, is because the publishing house is having some issues with the printer. It should be up and running soon, and your books should be shipped to you soon.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Act it out!

      When you're stuck with writer's block, don't be afraid to step away from your paper and pen (or computer screen, as the case may be) and act out a scene! I often do this when I'm trying to figure out if a scene is realistic. One time, I had one of my sisters tie a friend of mine, and me up. Then we proceeded to try to untie each other with our teeth! So acting out a scene may be the thing that gets your story moving again! (DISCLAIMER - Don't act out dangerous scenes! Like falling off a cliff, or fighting a bear!;):))

Sunday, July 9, 2017


    MISSION OF A LIFETIME was officially released on July 1st!!!!!!
         Paperback copies are available for purchase from Amazon, and digital copies are available from Barnes and Nobles, CBD, and Amazon!!!! With me being at camp, I haven't had much time on the internet, so I apologize for announcing this so late!!!! I would love to hear what you think of the book, and when I get home, I plan on doing some book signings. If you have any questions or comments, I'd LOVE to hear from you!!!!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy Independence Day!!!

I hope you enjoy your time with friends and family these next few days. Don't forget that Liberty and Freedom come from God!!!!