Margaret wrote recently about her love for gadgets and capturing that moment of inspiration. But what if you’re searching for that inspiration? I can generally come up with some fairly good story themes. (Notice that I didn’t say “plot” – I’m still learning about plotting.). For example: what if you got what you always wanted,… Continue reading Inspire me!
Nearly three years ago, an idea sparked a story in my mind. The story so enthralled my new mommy neurons, dulled by repeated late night feedings and thousands of diaper changes, I decided to write it down. At age twenty seven, with high school and college English classes so far in my rear-view-mirrow I could… Continue reading The Plot Twist Broke My Ankle
I’m cheating. Ssshhhhh, don’t tell my mom. Or the teacher. I’m cheating for a good reason! Promise! What can possibly be a good reason to cheat? The desire to spread a powerful message. A few weeks ago, I wrote this post on my personal blog. As a writer, I believe it needs to reach as many other… Continue reading Power of a Writer
Stephen King once said, “Any word you have to hunt for in the thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.” One of my worst habits in writing a first draft is repeating words and phrases. Sorry, Mr. King. I know I’m not alone in saying this, but I’ve done my… Continue reading In Other Words by Sandra Jones
Learning. We start early and never quit. No matter how complacent we seem, acquiring new tools and greater understanding is hard-wired into our genetic code. You know the saying, “You learn something new every day.” It’s true! In 105 B.C. paper was invented in China. See. Something new. If you’re a brainiac and already knew… Continue reading Learning Curve
Do you read on a Kindle or in the Kindle app? Ever find a passage that you love and want to reference later? If you highlight book passages in your Kindle app, those passages will show up with the highlighting in the Kindle book as well as in the cloud. In the cloud means you… Continue reading Most Popular Highlighted Passages in Kindle
That is the question every writer asks themselves about the people populating their imagination. Who are they? What makes them tick? What are their flaws? What makes them great? I love to find out who my hero and heroine are. They end up taking me on a journey of discovery. Not only about their lives,… Continue reading Who Are They Really?