Friday, September 24, 2010

Life can sometimes get in the way

Hello everyone!

An update of where I've been--pulled away by unforeseen incidents with my living and working environments.  A safety and security issue has surrounded me for more than a month, and I've reached a conclusion that I was hoping would not be the answer.  I have to relocate, but first, find the new place through perseverance and prayer.

I will keep you posted as time allows. If you have any leads on a new place or location, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.

Be blessed this day and every day!


Friday, September 3, 2010

The last of Jerry Jenkins' writing tips

16) Avoid "on the nose" writing or telling something that exactly mirrors life. Don't describe too much; get to the story.

17) Resist the urge to explain

18) Avoid mannerisms of attribution

19) Give specifics to give a ring of truth

20) Avoid similar character names, including the first letter

The last one -- Avoid mannerisms of punctuation such as italics for titles and varying type sizes.

Remember, these are Jerry thoughts for fiction writing.  They've only been shared for use as guidelines.  If you're like me, I oftentimes don't follow, have fun writing!

Enjoy your holiday weekend... see you next week!


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