Weekend Writing Warriors #4

 

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I’m back again with another Weekend Writing Warriors Post!!

Weekend Writing Warriors is a writing blog hop where writers share eight sentences from their WIP each week, hosted here. Make sure to stop by their website if you’d like to join us. And check out the other great writers who’re showing their work as well!

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Weekend Writing Warriors #2

wewriwa_square_4Weekend Writing Warriors is a writing blog hop where writers share eight sentences from their WIP each week, hosted here. Make sure to stop by their website if you’d like to join us. And check out the other great writers who’re showing their work as well!

 

Excerpt from Vermillion Bird of the South:

*This is a continuation of the one from last week, so if you want to read that one, click here*

 

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors

wewriwa_square_4Weekend Writing Warriors is a writing blog hop where writers share eight sentences from their WIP each week, hosted here. Make sure to stop by their website if you’d like to join us. And check out the other great writers who’re showing their work as well!

 

Excerpt from Vermillion Bird of the South:

*This first story is about Makaya who leaves her ‘home’ after soldiers attack and kill her twin brother. This scene happens before she leaves, at the dining table between Ember, her friend, Mill (her caretaker and the father of Ember) and Zak, Mill’s business partner…

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Good Advice: Raising the Stakes

While searchingGabriele Negri Photo for more writing tips/advice, I found this post on Jami Gold blog about raising the stakes in your story (along with this one and this one, too, from Janice Hardy). In theory, I’ve always understood how this works. I get that there are reactions to every action, that there are consequences, and that each time things should get a little tougher and harder.

But in practice? Most, if not all of my stakes are something like “If she doesn’t do this/get this thing….. she will die.” Dramatic, I know. Continue reading

Remember: Try to see the bright side

Let's help each other climb the rest of the way up.

Do you ever feel like you’re hanging from a cliff as you write?

I know I’m not the only writer who goes through an emotional rollercoaster while writing. When you start your story (whether it’s a short story or novel), you may have issues getting the beginning just to where you want it to be.

Sometimes, I dwell in this stage a lot longer than I want to. But most times, as long as I’ve set up the scene well enough, I’m okay. Continue reading