Sunday, January 31, 2016

Quotable Sundays

The primary job that any writer faces is to tell you a story of human experiences--I mean by that, universal mutual experiences, the anguishes and troubles and gifts of the human heart, which is universal, without regard to race or time or condition.
~William Faulkner, Faulkner at West Point

Books, Tea & Perfect Afternoons:

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Quotable Sundays

The constructs of the imagination tell us things about human life that we don't get in any other way.
~Northrup Frye, The Educated Imagination

A Song for Bijou | Erin McGuire:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Beauty of Writing and Surprise Characters

I am so thankful for writing practicums right now.
Because I have to write for fifteen minutes a day, I've been able to chisel away at my next novel.
This next novel I'm trying to write a bit differently.
As I didn't spend that much time originally planning it, I'm writing important plot scenes first, before handling the other scenes dealing with character development and side-plots.
But, as usual, I've found a flaw.

I don't know the characters nearly as well as I should.
In fact, I've stumbled upon a character that I literally know null about, didn't know I needed, and I'm having to stop and figure him out.
So I'm sharing a brief introduction to him.
I hope to interview him on here at some point this week.


Dustin, comes from an old Norse name, Torsten, meaning Thor's Stone.




Captain of the crown prince's guard, and personal trainer to the crown prince.


Sharp features on a small face, dark brown eyes and light brown hair, doesn't care too much about appearances so he's usually in pretty mussed up clothing, and prefers leather armor to the more recently developed chain mail.



Well, that's all I really know for now.

Until next time!

Keep on Writing!
God Bless,

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Quotable Sundays

"The king died and then the queen died," is a story. "The king died, and then the queen died of grief," is a plot. . . If it is in a story we say "and then?" If it is in a plot we ask "why?"
~E. M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Quotable Sundays

"On the whole, my books are concerned with children tackling the problems of an adult world in which things have gone wrong.
~Joan Aiken, "Between Family and Fantasy"


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Quotable Sundays

"A book begins with falling in love. You lose your heart to a place, a house, an avenue of trees, or with a character who walks in and takes sudden and complete possession of you. Imagination glows, and there is the seed of your book."
~Elizabeth Goudge, The Joy of Snow