Category Archive: Novel

Dry Spells or Learning about my personal writing process

I had a writing hiatus. It was much longer than I expected it to be.  It was a scary dry spell of no writing.  It came after a plateau.  And a problem with… Continue reading

Current Project: First Flame

My most recent project is a middle grade secret history.  I am having so much fun with this story.  I may have discovered that I love writing for this age group.  Why is… Continue reading

First Scene: Introducing Characters

This is the result of my homework assignment in Creating 3D Characters.  The story has 4 main characters – 2 in Jarra and 2 in Thoradin.  This scene is a few chapters into the book… Continue reading

Creating 3D Characters: Week 4

The Character Arc By now we have made some decent characters, explored those characters, created bios, interviewed them and written scenes.  Now we have to think about how our characters are going to… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2012

It’s that time of year again…NaNoWriMo!  That is, National Novel Writing Month. I have a story. I have characters. I have an outline. I have no time for NaNo this year 😦 The… Continue reading


This is a scene from Fragments of the Soul, a novel I wrote in 2011.  I used this scene as a dialogue scene assignment for my Creating 3D Characters Workshop.  It was critiqued… Continue reading

Biography of Sorcha

My first attempt at a Bio for one of the main characters in my novel. CHARACTER BIO TEMPLATE Name:          Sorcha  Torteval Age:      22            Birthplace:  Thoradin Height:      5’ Weight:        115lbs Hair color:           black Eye… Continue reading

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