Character Deep Dives (CDD)

((Above pictures found on Google Images. Not mine.))   Diving deep into characters is, I am finding, extremely important to stories. Yes, it is about the story, but without great, well-thought-out characters, there wouldn't be a story. We all fall in love with this character and hate that one. Why is that? Because the author... Continue Reading →

Edge of Nightmares Teaser

  “I’ve done everything you’ve asked, Celerina,” The first voice is Treina, her boss. “All I want for is to be full owner. I don’t think that’s asking too much.” “Give you my club? What makes you think you’ve earned that?” The second voice – Celerina? – belongs to a woman with an odd accent.... Continue Reading →

Voices in our heads

We as writers have quirks and eccentricities that non-writers do not understand. One of those 'quirks' is hearing our characters in our heads. Some of us have characters that simply help spur on the book by 'telling' us how the story goes as we are writing it. Other writers actually have their characters talk to... Continue Reading →

Week 2, Day 5 – Brave New World

Today's Prompt is: "You have an enchanted backpack that gives you exactly what you need for that day. Today, you pull out a sword." Lily is up before sunrise and tries to be as quiet as a mouse as she gets dressed, throws her hair up in a bun, and stands looking at a bag... Continue Reading →

Week 2, Day 3 – Brave New World

Prompt: "You're on an elevator that stops between floors. The doors open." After his meeting with Khilseith, Linvanu needed to have some time to think. He told his second in command to keep an eye on things and he'd be back in an hour.  He took a deep breath and looked at the contraption in... Continue Reading →

Week 2, Day 2 – Brave New World

Today's Prompt is: "You look outside one morning and realize you're looking at a completely different city skyline." Lily stretches, turns over, and opens her eyes and blinks as she focuses on the canopy above her.  It takes her a moment until she realizes where she is.  She sighs and throws back the covers and... Continue Reading →

Angel of Syn

*Took a break from novel and wrote this. It is from a writing prompt and an old RP character* I woke up covered in blood, and all I had left of my wings was a single, solitary feather that I held in my hand. <what the hell happened!? where the hell are my wings!?> I... Continue Reading →

Word Count is over 9,000!

Just popping in to say hi, hope you all are having a great weekend and to say that I have almost hit the 13k mark on my novel! Have a prologue even and am making some adjustments to my first chapter thanks to some amazing feedback from fellow writers/coach.  So things are trucking along good,... Continue Reading →

New pen name and story brain dump

As I'm sure you all have noticed I have changed my name on here. Being as I write different genres, I decided to have a pen name to differentiate between my kids books and the rest of my writings and after discussing with hubby and soul sisters, we came up with Cyn A. Snow. Cyn,... Continue Reading →

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