Making Friends with Your Internal Editor ~ Latest Blood-Red Pencil Post
At The Blood-Red Pencil, I’m back with my latest Writing in 140 blog post; this time, I dredge up a character who is often cast as the antagonist in your quest to write: the internal editor. In 140 words (or less), I argue why the IE is actually the writer’s friend. Come read my advice and make sure to comment! Here’s the [LINK] directly to the post!
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INTO THE SHADOWS by Karly Kirkpatrick - YA Paranormal
Paivi Anderson has it all—friends, a spot on the varsity basketball team, wonderful parents, and quite possibly, her first boyfriend. It was everything a freshman in high school could ask for. Her perfect life begins to crumble when she discovers her name on a list distributed by a power-hungry presidential candidate. How could anyone think of Paivi as an Enemy of the State? Could it be because of her special powers? No one was supposed to know about them, but the mysterious messages in her tater tots say otherwise. In INTO THE SHADOWS, Paivi quickly learns who her friends are and is forced into a reality she didn’t see coming.
ChickLitGurrl Talks with Hope in Patience Author, Beth Fehlbaum
ChickLitGurrl: high on LATTES & WRITING is very thrilled to welcome its latest author, Beth Fehlbaum! Her latest novel, Hope in Patience, is a painful, moving story that will grip you from the very beginning. It’s one of my fave reads of the year and gets a 5 out of 5 lattes from CLG. Over at the blog, Beth talks to us about her novel and her Patience series!
About Hope in Patience
Fifteen-year-old Ashley Asher has spent half of her life living in fear. Her stepfather has been sexually abusing her for years, but her mother doesn’t believe her. After his latest assault lands her in the emergency room, Child Protective Services finally removes Ashley from her home, and sends her to live with the father she barely remembers and his new family.
Her new life in Patience, Texas, is much better. She’s in therapy to deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is trying to make her way in a new high school. She’s getting used to living with her father, stepmother, and stepbrother, and she’s made new friends in the summer course taught by her stepmother, Bev. She even joins the track team at the urging of her new African American friend, Z. Z.
But Ashley is so traumatized by her past that she sometimes scratches herself until she bleeds and sleeps in her armoire, even though she knows she’s safe now. Worse, when her stepfather is finally put on trial for hurting her, she learns that truth and justice don’t always go together. Will Ashley adjust to a better life? Will she trust enough to date Josh, the cute guy on her track team who likes her? YA readers will be caught up in the heart-pounding story of a damaged girl trying to heal herself and get on with the rest of her life.
Stop by ChickLitGurrl: high on LATTES & WRITING to read my 5-latte review of Hope in Patience and to learn why Beth was inspired to write her Patience book series…and more!
Using Pictures to Spark Writing ~ Latest Blood-Red Pencil Post
At The Blood-Red Pencil, I’m back with my latest Writing in 140 blog post; this time, I’m talking about using images to help spark story ideas. Come read what I have to say on the subject, then leave a comment, letting us know if you use pictures for your writing endeavors, and if so, HOW you use them! Here’s the [LINK] directly to the post!
OK, what is a SLUR? I’m not sure the use of “gay” in the trailer was a “slur.” If you took offense, what it a slur? If you saw it as having no ill intention, was it not a slur? I don’t think the people who made this movie was sitting around thinking, “How can I piss off GLAAD? How can I insure that more young questioning teens can be harassed?”
Writing the Short Short Story ~ Latest The Write Life for You Article
Becoming a Lifelong Learner of the Craft of Writing
By author, editor, educator Shonell Bacon aka ChickLitGurrl™
The Write Life for You is a series of articles on the writing craft. Since 2008, I have written articles focused on building character, developing a solid plot, and harnessing a writing style—to name a few.
For October’s article, I look at writing the “short” short story. I recently helped a sisterfriend work on a short short story for a contest, and it sparked me to write this article—for others and for myself. Some of us shy away from writing short works because you still have to paint a vivid picture with characters, conflict, setting, etc., but you get a smaller canvas in which to paint that picture. In the article, I offer some advice on how to tackle the preparation of writing the short short story.
Head to APOOOBOOKS.COM to read my latest article in The Write Life for You series!
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