Story setting ideas: 6 effective setting examples and tips

Story setting ideas: 6 effective setting examples and tips, another helpful blog by NowNovelhttp://www.nownovel.com/blog The best book setting ideas are effective. In a novel where the author performs careful worldbuilding, the story setting enriches plot events with atmosphere and mood; context and contrast. Here are 6 story setting examples and tips we can glean fromContinue reading “Story setting ideas: 6 effective setting examples and tips”

False Agreements and How They Drive Characters in Your Fiction or Memoir

False Agreements and How They Drive Characters in Your Fiction or Memoir, by Mary Carroll MooreWhat I call the “inner story” in fiction or memoir just refers to the transformation of a character or narrator through a series of outer events. It’s pretty simple, but its success depends on something called “false agreements.”   WithoutContinue reading “False Agreements and How They Drive Characters in Your Fiction or Memoir”

History Revisited…. tell myself ‘must note in diary’

I had forgotten I submitted a written interview to this website. Must  remember to check it out on 20 April 2017 History Imagined’s Getting into Character feature.  The response to our call for submissions has been a little overwhelming, but I will try to be as accommodating as I am able regarding dates.Your novel soundsContinue reading “History Revisited…. tell myself ‘must note in diary’”

One Step Forwards, Two Steps Back -thanks again Mary Carroll Moore

I published in September,  Now re writing to re publish in January. And it isn’t that bad. Learning the craft is a lot about what my writing is about. One Step Forwards, Two Steps Back–Getting Your Work Out in the World  – thanks for your blog Mary Carroll Moore It’s been an up and downContinue reading “One Step Forwards, Two Steps Back -thanks again Mary Carroll Moore”

Anyone else published then re published as the original was severely flawed?

I know I was told to edit, edit, edit… really I did edit, repeatedly I did it and did it! Doing so until the story was that familiar I could quote it. Certainly making it easy to promote it,  as the key aspects flowed from my mouth unbidden But the sad part was – theContinue reading “Anyone else published then re published as the original was severely flawed?”

How come waiting is this painful?

Today I feel deeply for everyone who is or has gone through the long wait when a loved one is having a medical  operation. Today I understand the emotions, the fear, the length of a day. The grinding down. As today one of my brothers has had a serious operation where the result is unknown.Continue reading “How come waiting is this painful?”

So you haven’t spoken to your sibling in years…

Happy new year friends and family, may 2017 be the year to… The year to do what?  Yes, perhaps New Years resolutions are set each year by many, seriously set or in jest. Yet there is one resolution I encourage you to set as it is the most healing, revealing and important as it willContinue reading “So you haven’t spoken to your sibling in years…”

Deepen Your Story with Character Misdirection

Hi everyone. Once again K.M. Weiland has brought ideas for those of us writing and learning the craft. This blog offers many valuable insights. DECEMBER 26, 2016 by K.M. WEILAND | @KMWEILAND  Deepen Your Story With Character Misdirection Top 10 Writing Posts of 2016In childhood, stories are always about exactly what they appear: “See Spot.Continue reading “Deepen Your Story with Character Misdirection”