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It took a little while, but I am finally ready to reveal my new project. The Homebody Tourist is now officially online. The idea is to be a travel blogger that focuses on my home city. Head over to the tab above to see the first post which explains about it all in more detail. I also want to give a big thanks to all of the people who supported this idea in it's infancy.
Another big change is that I plan to password protect access to my short stories and other fiction work. I really want to offer something special to my subscribers and this is what I came up with.
Access to Journeys will stay open to everyone, to promote the authors who graciously guest posted.
If you do not want to subscribe to my Newsletter, no worries, you can go to the Homebody Tourist tab and subscribe only for updates to that blog.
Below you'll find the titles of some of my latests post in Reference. A blog created to give writers interesting information to give realism to their work. But there's a lot more content on the main page so be sure to check it out through the link above, One Beginner to Another. (You will need the passwords to click through the links.)
Whether we want our characters to be humble locksmiths or a master thieves, writing a character who knows how to picks locks can be a lot of fun.
A character that's bullet proof isn't any fun to read about. And they are even less fun to write. Our characters need to get scuffed up during fights. Wounds give them personality, they act as the price a character pays for winning, and they can even provide more conflict by forcing the character to fight through their weakness.
Fall a great enough distance and hitting a body of water will feel exactly like hitting the concrete.
So how far can someone fall into water without getting hurt?
Here you will find a breakdown of the armor used by knights during the middle ages.
I have compiled a list of what I believe to be the most common misconceptions about knights and knighthood.
This series will focus on plant life and the ways it can be used. From edible plants, to medicinal uses, and finally a post on the poisonous properties, I will be covering it all. These posts will be divided by region (desert, forest, etc.) and further divided by use of the plant (medicine, edible, poison, etc.).
Heart attacks are the number one cause of death in America.
It's strange that there aren't a lot of posts out there about deserts. Especially considering that one third of the earths surface is classified as arid or semi arid.
As promised here is the final installment of my writer's guide to travel. I do plan on updating these posts if I ever learn any new information about the topics I have covered or think about any new ones. So, if you have any suggestions or new information, feel free to leave them in the comments.
As promised here is part two of my Writer's Guide to travel.
But that's not all. I also host a blog called Journeys where other authors quest post by sharing their writing stories. (below left) And a blog titled Fiction 101 filled with thoughts on the craft of writing. I also share some of my own personal accomplishments as a writer. (below right You will need the password to click through the links.)
I am super excited to get to post the second entry in Journeys today. And it's doubly exciting to announce that the author of todays post is none other than MaryLu Tyndall.
Mrs. Tyndall is the bestselling author of the Legacy of the King's Pirates series (and others) and a huge fan of all things buccaneer.
In this post we will be hearing from Gabrielle Massman, a teenager with a heart for God and a calling to write. She runs a website/blog called Write for the King, a blog I visit frequently for writing advice and encouragement for my own journey.
Journeys is a blog dedicated to the stories of writers.
I have been nominated for an award!
It's called the Liebster Award.
One of their recommendations is to start building a platform by creating a newsletter.
I have decided that this week is the week I take up this challenge. This post is to let readers know how to sign up and what they are signing up for.
I love finding new writing related material.
From books on personality to ones that cover grammar, I'll take anything I can get my hands on.
Lying might not be so great for our personal lives, but when it comes to our fiction, lies are king.
They are how we set up killer plot twists. They are how we hide villains in plain sight. And we can even use lies to keep ourselves out of dreaded info dumps.
As writers we often find ourselves wanting to create brand new worlds for our stories. We want these worlds to be as real as Narnia and Middle Earth, so we put a lot of time and energy into bringing them to life.
Plans are everywhere in writing.
The way we reveal these plans is almost as important to the pacing as the plans themselves.
English is a language that is built out of several other languages and it is constantly evolving. As such new words are always being added or altered making learning the language fully virtually impossible.
So, what does this mean for bilingual characters?
Have you ever talked to someone and gotten the feeling that you shouldn't believe what they are saying? Not because they are a bad person, but because of the way they tell the story.
Meet the Unreliable Narrator.
From a small argument to a full out brawl, the fight scene is the accumulation of a lot of hard work. You put a lot of time and energy into pulling your reader to a point of heightened emotions along with your characters. Without proper care all of that hard work will fall flat along with the fight itself.
If you would like to contact me about possibly guest posting on my blog "Journeys" you can through the contact page. But be sure to head to the "About" page and read my guest post policy first. Thanks!
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