There is no such word as scissor. Can you think of another?
Want To Watch Me Write? Posted on September 13, 5: The man lives in a Georgian terrace—a line of upscale townhouses, facing a common fenced park. Hal and Harry pause by the park, opposite the house they intend to visit. And arrived as an Amazon 1 Bestseller, which is gratifying.
Also wrote small pieces of a Book Nine scene and pulled together both a small chunk of Book Nine and a small chunk of Minnie and Hal. But now you see why it takes awhile to write this stuff… Selected Social Media Comments: Below are some reader questions about this post from my Social Media accounts in bold type with my replies, selected by my Webmistress.
How do you know you just had lunch with your husband and not your best friend? I love that you take the readers along for a ride outside the book as well as in it. No, I have no idea of the plot. This post is a little mini-movie of the written word which helps those of us struggling to become writers.
So exciting to see a process that is unique and you and not a regimental set of steps—to get from first word to last.
Including the co-written ones with Sam Sykes! His novels are entirely his own. Check out his home page for more information about his work: It makes total sense to me to add those notes like go back and change x while you go instead of breaking the train of thought.
I have a question related to this, Diana! What does your work with editors look like? Is it very developmental, with constructive feedback shared throughout drafting?
More focused on high-level looks at certain checkpoints? Some are purely mechanical—catches of repeated passages or imagery, minor confusions of timeline, straightforward typos or minor errors, etc.
But every editor works differently with different writers. How do you keep these tidbits organized? Way back when I had to write papers, we used index cards and outlines.
I keep trying to picture your organization as you have said you might write down incidents way ahead of when they fit in into any book. Thank you for all the enjoyable hours.
This is just a list of the filenames, each being followed by several keywords: As to putting the pieces together… I think in shapes. What size hard drive do you need for that? Do you have a backup system? I have all my writing folders embedded in Dropbox, so when I save to my hard disk, the same file goes automatically to Dropbox which not only serves as backup, but is accessible from any other of my devices, so I can retrieve the file I made on my Alien which is huge and weighs nine pounds to the Mac Air that I travel with—or, in a pinch if called on unexpectedly to read an excerpt somewhere I can pull something into my iPad and take it on stage.
That said, I do also back up the most important files once a week to both a thumb-drive and the external Time Machine backup for the Mac. Your writing is very tight. When you include a detail, it is likely to be important or significant later. How far ahead do you look when writing?
Did you know that John Grey was going to reappear so many times in so many books? You bring back so many characters when we think we have seen the last of them. Is there a big picture somewhere?
The bigger picture just emerges as I work. I think your mind works a lot like mine does. Every scintilla of detail, down to the degree of moisture on the plant, is finely crafted.
Thank you for being such a conscientious creator of your world! Linearity is by no means the only model of logic. The characters seem so real but not.Icebreakers Volume 6: Get to Know Your Classmates Activities Thanks to Education World readers, we now have an archive of more than unique getting-to-know-you activities for the first days of school.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. OBELISK: Also called a dagger, this punctuation mark looks much like a Christian pfmlures.com texts used this mark to indicate a digression or extraneous text moved out of the main body of the essay and relocated at the bottom of the page as a sidenote.
The Sign of the Cross is a simple gesture yet a profound expression of faith for Christians. What exactly are we doing when we make the Sign of the Cross? Here are 21 things. The Editor's Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to pfmlures.com Indulgences are given of 50 days for making the Sign of the Cross saying the words, and days for the same when using holy water.
[Changed to a simple partial indulgence, since ]. THE POWER OF THE SIGN OF THE CROSS Some examples of the power of the Sign of the Cross are when it is used to banish the devil, work miracles, and to cure disease.