Effrontery – definition: shameless or impudent boldness : barefaced audacity Whilst deciding on my response to this word, I came across this wonderfully brave blog post. http://lovebeloved.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/the-audacity-to-be/ I am...―
Qualm – definition: an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct When creating the protagonist and antagonist in our stories, we give each opposing views and/or values. This is the basis of the conflict that carries our readers ...―
If you talk to several authors, the conversation is often similar. Their eyes will glaze over. They'll appear to shift their focus to an inner guide. "I was driven," they will murmur. They'll declare, "It's a lot of hard work," then softly say, ...―
I took a look back at my blogs and found this one. In the midst of writing The Sanctum, my soul was screaming. I've come a long way since then. I'm proud to say this novel has also come a long way, and will be released as an e-book within a few...―
Sometimes it cannot be helped, people get nosy over other people's lives. ∙ We like to talk and discuss about others - the negative and positive. ∙ The positive I encourage, because to talk about the positive things inspires us....―
Previously, in Acting Up ~ Week 01: Addy vs His Triggers ~ A polite request… Under normal circumstances I’m not a fan of the ‘read more’ button. Normally, I reserve its use only for posts of epic length and/or boredom...―
By Beate Boeker Nancy asked me to share some writing tips with you, and I thought I would focus on one aspect that every writer encounters – how to keep people apart. In a mystery, you start with a few key people: The heroine or hero, the...―
Consistency. It's important in baking ∙ Come and get your cake lumps! ∙ --but it's equally important in writing. Are your characters consistent? Does each person behave in a way that makes sense in light of everything they've done so...―
(Last year I signed up for the 2012 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. I met some great writers, so I thought I'd do it again this year too. Basically, you write a blog post every day in April except Sundays, going through the alphabet.) ...―
My characters need work, so I've been working on some profile worksheets. The kind that have interview questions and the physical trait descriptions you have to answer and fill in. I suppose the more you know about your character is the realer ...―
Lurch – definition: a sudden swaying or tipping movement, a staggering gait. I don’t know about you but my immediate thought is of Lurch from the Addams Family. Although he is not a main character he is well known and takes an integral...―
There is an expectations about clowns. Juggling, silly, fall down, play with balloons, sad, happy, don't talk, talk in a squeaky voice, are only men, are fat, are skinny, etc. You can name a bunch, the clown is an iconic character. People know ...―
Currently around a half of organizations ranging in size from SMEs to large multinationals ...
∙ One of the few things I consider when buying a frock is the print. Growing up, I ...
My first thought when I saw the topic for this weeks Photo Challenge: Curves was the ...