Superheroes Have Invaded My Home: Today’s Reality of Heroes

Superheroes have invaded my home. Between my 7-year-old son with Autism, and my 2-year-old who loves anything his brother loves, the Avengers have overtaken our house as their new stronghold. My son refers to his bed as the Heli-carrier, a staging point for the fierce battles that Iron Man, the Hulk, and Captain America wage … More Superheroes Have Invaded My Home: Today’s Reality of Heroes

Plotter or Pantser

The epic battle of writers. Planning it out, or going with the direction of the wind, on a whim. Some believe that plotting everything out first- characters, settings, conflict, climax and ending- destroys true creativity. That it limits where the characters wants to go. Some say ‘pantsing’ it can lead you too astray from where … More Plotter or Pantser

Thick Skin For Hire

Every writer, particularly published authors, know that the publishing industry requires a thick skin for anyone who dares enter their dominion. I thought I had a fairly thick skin before I even started querying my first manuscript. *insert cackle laughter here* Now, I know I don’t have nearly as thick of skin as I should, … More Thick Skin For Hire

Writer’s Block? More Like Writer’s Verbal Diarrhea

I started my third manuscript the other week, the one I’m supposed to be saving for NaNoWriMo in November, and have been flying through the first chapters. I’m so excited to be seeing these characters develop on the page and their querky habits come to life. Too much fun! I figured since NaNoWriMo aims for … More Writer’s Block? More Like Writer’s Verbal Diarrhea

Beta Reading Challenge

My writers group just started a new program called Beta Readers Round Table.  Five of our members submitted their completed manuscripts to be reviewed by Beta Readers (myself included). Each Beta Reader critiques 2 manuscripts based on content (not line editing). Searching for plot holes, characterization errors, point of view switching, change of tenses, the … More Beta Reading Challenge