How do you make a reader feel like they’re RIGHT there in your scene in the same location as your protagonist? Go there. Bring your writing journal or computer–whatever you use to store your writing in, pull up a chair in an inconspicuous spot, and use your five senses. See, smell, hear, taste, and touch […]
When I was a little girl, my mom made my five brothers and me go to our room every Good Friday between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. We weren’t allowed to go outside and play, watch television, or have fun. Mom wanted us to remember Jesus, His journey down Calvary, and His crucifixion. I’d […]
Which are you? A Peeta or a Gale fan? Why? What makes these characters different? How are they the same? In your opinion, (and I want to know) what personality traits make the perfect hero? What makes you cheer for them? Why do you want them to win?
The Hunger Games, Part One (Caution: Potential Spoiler Alert!) I read The Hunger Games in two days. How long did it take you? I gave it a ten. (Ten is the best.) But, minutes after I read it I called my book-group friend, and said, “I can’t see the movie. I’ll feel like President Snow […]
Take the Weekly Challenge. I dare you! What is this man feeling? Here’s your challenge: Choose one of the following emotions (or pick one of your own) and write a scene that shows this emotion without stating what the emotion is. Limit your response to less than 150 words and post it in the comments […]