Monday, November 29, 2010

D.A.R.A Holiday Workshop and Luncheon

Happy Holidays everyone. I've been working hard at my POV problems in Love and Honor. I hope everyone is working hard on their projects. The Dreaming In Dallas conference is just around the corner and we all should be prepared.  A few months ago I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to go to the conference, but now I can. It's going to be a life changing event that I hope to see all my fellow writers out there. 

To get on the right track, D.A.R.A is hosting a holiday workshop that is sure to be out of this world. If you are not a member I would highly recommend joining.

For more information please check out the following link.
I hope to see you all there!

Happy Writing!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Writing stories about romance is a passion of mine. One thing I've learned about myself on this publishing journey is that I'm really not a technical writer.  I have poor grammar that I'm having to go back now and check out closely. My grammar issues deal with using too many pronouns and the wrong adjective's. I suppose it could be worse. These are things you have to pay attention to once you've gotten  your story together before you go to the publisher.  Don't feel discouraged if you too are having these issues. I'll tell you one writer who also has pretty bad grammar and has overcome it to be a New York Best Seller.... Steven King.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Do you use people in your life as characters in your book?

When you write who do you have in mind? Is it someone famous or someone in your life right now?

People say write what you know. I don't always believe this to be true. I write about fantasy to escape and engulf myself in a fantasy world. My characters look like movies stars but a lot of the characteristics of my characters are drawn from people in my life.  My characters are not just one person but an mesh of the best and worst quality's in everyone.  How do you develop your characters?

Are your character's personality based off yourself?  I do not base my characters on my personality. I do put myself in their shoes this is how I can write my characters feelings. This is my favorite part of writing. I love emerging myself into my character, become one with them.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Your creative Passion Unleashed

I've heard many people say that they are not creative. Creativity is a low burning flame inside everyone. It just needs that small spark...a match to ignite and engulf. Once your lucky enough to find that spark you will be overwhelmed with creativity and passion for your writing. The match if you will can come in all kinds of forms. It is also different for other people.  No one can tell you what your spark is, you will just have to find it.

Personally I go through creativity spells I call them.  Dry spells...or Wet spells haha! I find my spark in many different forms. can even come in the form of a look from a stranger.  I never know when that spark will ignite my creativity. 

Since my "down time"  I've had a hard time finding that spark. Last night I watched my favorite TV show and unexpectedly had a scene spark my flame. One of the main characters made  speech that was the most touching thing I have heard in a really long time.

" I just have to say something. You have to just listen to me. I love you Elena. And it's because I love you that I can't be selfish with you. I don't deserve you but my brother does."  then he softly kisses her fore head. Slowly stokes her cheek and runs his fingers though her hair.
"God I wish you didn't have to forget this, but you do"

The passion you saw in his eyes...his tone. It was breathtaking, so much so that I cried. You could feel his emotions in his words. This engulfed me with thoughts about my characters in my new book. Some people may have saw that scene and not get the same feeling. Sparks are different for different people.

What ignites your flames?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Roller coaster of Life

Hi Everyone!!!

Life is like a roller coaster. Everyday people experiencing ups and downs...twists and turns. I am no exception.  My personal roller coaster made me doubt myself and my writing talents. I was "MIA" not only from my blog but also my twitter and D.A.R.A meetings.  The lows I was faced with made me seriously think about giving up my dreams, my book. But like a Phoenix I pulled myself out of the ashes. How could I let my dream die! I have had this dream for years. I am angered that I let myself get so low. I have come so far I can not give up now.
I am still faced with adversities but I'm not going to let it stop me. I will find new inspirations and new fantasies to fuel my creative flames. I will not let the dips of my roller coaster keep me down any longer. I will fly again.