Tagged: relationships

A good book is more than just a well-written story

The book Dulcinea and The Death Code is ready to see the world. It is not perfect, but it is fun… believe me! The target audience is teens from 12 to 20-years-old and old young adults (maybe you?). I don’t know if this book is good enough for so called “YA” fiction, because I don’t read #youngadult myself. Ouch! 😱  But if you’d like to check out the novel written...

Finish the Story – The Recruit – Part 13

Welcome to “Finish the Story” prompt, by Teresa. The idea is that Teresa gets things started and then tags another blogger to write the next section. Ortensia72 tagged me to write part 13.  Here you can find the full story (all 12 parts in 1 place) – Ortensia72 Or you can visit every blog and meet 12 amazing people:  Part 1 by Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith Part 2 by Kristian at Tales From the...

“The Story Grid”, Shawn Coyne #takeawaykeys

What your characters say they are is NOT who they are… What they do is the key. Shawn Coyne 1. Think in 5 principles, the bricks for any successful story:  TIME, SUBSTANCE, STYLE, STRUCTURE, CONTENT. 2. Learn your genre – there’s a great collection (with examples) of differences between each genre. I can’t mention them all (only some), but read further or go, grab the book! 3. Your hero. If...

The value of humanity: does a single life matter?

Guest post by Sami Reed Cleaver – Click to connect Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another. Carl Sagan We worry about the number of reacts on Facebook. The number of followers on Instagram. Buying a house, getting a car, finding love, passing exams – we worry about something ALL...

Mistakes you make … 

Allow yourself to make mistakes. There will always be times in your life when you fail, but you can make that failure into a success by choosing to learn from it. Tomorrow is another day. Try again. Avina Celeste Here’s the lesson to learn – #takeawaykeys  (Masterclass: Atwood + Gaiman united) 1. Know your hero. Make a sheet for each character (his or her life month by month).  2. Research after...

Dare to be – short story #scifi #romance

Time: 2099 Heroes: Kanslan – female (means “feeling” in Swedish) Skrecken – male (means “fear, terror” in Swedish) Djuret – male (means “animal” in Swedish) or Känslan/Skräcken/Djuret Place: Imorgon – city (means “Tomorrow” in Swedish) New words to check: Trunk – bed Jen – a memory pod for uploading thoughts/images Nimbus – radiance around the body Palaver – some kind of council Scanner – installs to scan personal compatibility Ward –...

But on paper, things can live forever

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child. Vladimir Nabokov NEWS ALERT 👮‍♂️ I wrote it today, after conversation with Will – writersenvy.me blog  and Libre Paley – How LONG is this going to take? Yesterday I told Will that I’m probably going to kill my narrator 😂 and he said it would be fun to watch how he/or she (in my case –...