The best writers use all five senses in their work.
I work best when all five of my senses are actively engaged during the writing phase: Fallen Death’s soundtrack flowing through my headphones on repeat. The scent of Terro’s Home Insect Killer filling my nostrils. (Don’t judge. My writing room is in the basement. I have a strict NO SPIDER policy.) The sweet tanginess of Swedish fish imploding in my mouth as I shovel it in by the handful. (Hey, I work out five days a week. I’m allowed.) The hard smooth keys as my fingers tap, tap, tap on the Mac laptop.
And the sight of my characters posing in their collage.
SARID, the hero, resembles Hounsou Djimon. He has that “don’t fuck with me” stare down pat.
ASJHONE, the heroine, resembles Sanaa Lathan. Love her sexy, yet sweet, girl-next-door good looks.
WAYNE, the antagonist, resembles Robbie Jones. His cocky smirk says it all.
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I don’t know how many times I’ve said that to my family these past two weeks. I’ve been working hard to get the second set of edits completed for Callie’s Story and the first draft of Lucas’s Story finished. Even when I’m not in front of my computer they vie for attention.
Lucas said he was patient when I put him aside to finish Callie’s Story, so it’s his turn now. We all know this isn’t true: blog post June 18, 2013, You’re an a$$hole, Lucas.
And Callie is rolling her eyes, stomping her feet, getting ready for a full blown tantrum because she believe the story is more than ready to be read by a “real” audience (because apparently as the author I’m not “real” enough for her).
Ugh. Continue reading
About two weeks ago I began having issues with my heroine. There were too many days of dragging every single word out of my head. I knew what the problem was, but I didn’t know how to fix it. I brainstormed. I talked to Ella. I berated myself for not thinking about this problem during the pre-writing stage. It was a MESS.
Then it came to me. An absolutely wonderful solution that I couldn’t believe I didn’t think of sooner. Especially since I’ve used this technique before and had great results. Continue reading