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“Scarlet O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. In he...
12/15/2019

“Scarlet O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast aristocrat of French descent, and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father. But it was an arresting face, pointed of chin, square of jaw. Her eyes were pale green without a touch of hazel, starred with bristly black lashes and slightly tilted at the ends. Above them, her thick black brows slanted upward, cutting a startling oblique line in her magnolia-white skin-that skin so prized by Southern women and so carefully guarded with bonnets, veils and mittens against hot Georgia suns.”

Nailed it.

I Love Reading Books
11/28/2019

I Love Reading Books

11/22/2019

Everyone has their own way of speaking. Everyone has a variety of favorite words and phrases. Little children speak differently than adults. Old folks use outdated words and ideas. People of different cultures will have specific grammar problems. People of different social statuses will speak differently.

When writing characters, an easy way to individualize them in the readers' minds is to have an idea in your head of their age, background, position in life, culture, etc., and fit their language to their personality type.

Pick your genre wisely.
11/22/2019

Pick your genre wisely.

Backstory, backstory, backstory. Your characters respond a certain way to a situation, but why? That which informs their...
11/19/2019

Backstory, backstory, backstory. Your characters respond a certain way to a situation, but why? That which informs their actions may lie deep in their past. Exploring the events that made them what they are bring the character to life for the reader.

I can't believe I'm actually reading this with my own eyes as I look at it! 😂😂
11/15/2019

I can't believe I'm actually reading this with my own eyes as I look at it! 😂😂

"Scarlet O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were."I kee...
10/16/2019

"Scarlet O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were."

I keep coming back to this sentence. What a fantastic start to a novel.

Funky memes for heretical teens
09/17/2019

Funky memes for heretical teens

Variations on a theme. Keep writing!
09/12/2019

Variations on a theme. Keep writing!

Behind every great novelist is...

#amwriting #writerslife #writingcommmunity #writing #writingnovels #novelist

Hey, it may not look like much, but it's a great fixer-upper!
04/24/2019

Hey, it may not look like much, but it's a great fixer-upper!

Reading versus writing. Accurate.
01/17/2019

Reading versus writing. Accurate.

Yeah, sometimes you just have to let the characters do what they're going to do. You get the job of sweeping up the mess...
01/09/2019

Yeah, sometimes you just have to let the characters do what they're going to do. You get the job of sweeping up the mess they leave behind.

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Creative writing prof: You're in control. You're the puppet master. You control these characters - what they do, what they say, what they thinkEvery writer I know:

My characters stopped listening to me and now I'm 8272836 words in to a plot that went of the rails on page 3
#writing #writeblr #writing problems #creative writing #characters #ocs #oc

Ahh, adjectives.
01/06/2019

Ahh, adjectives.

Watch out for vague or dangling modifiers when you're writing!
04/03/2018

Watch out for vague or dangling modifiers when you're writing!

Today's helpful tip

Not to guilt-trip anyone or anything, but...
10/26/2017

Not to guilt-trip anyone or anything, but...

#halloween

Want
08/09/2017

Want

Coming soon!
05/23/2017
Sonya Ray - Author Page

Coming soon!

The Three Crowns series; a seven-novel Paranormal Romance series
Sweet Tea
North
Broken Boundaries
Absolution
Legacy
The Three Crowns
Reign
Another Lifetime - T3C Novella

New release from Sonya Ray! The Three Crowns, Vol VIElizabeth Lancaster has come to accept that she is different, but wi...
11/17/2016

New release from Sonya Ray!

The Three Crowns, Vol VI

Elizabeth Lancaster has come to accept that she is different, but with the new revelation that she is royalty of the Night World, everything has changed.

Through the joy of first love, heartbreak of disappointment and deceit, the tragedy of loss, and even the unexplainable turn of events that filled Lizzie’s life forcing her to face and believe that all things cannot be explained, one thing has guided every juncture in her life—the Plan.

To her great surprise, she now understands that the Plan was and is to bring together the Three Crowns—Cain Atchley, Rob Jacobs and herself, all holding great power in the Night World, and her as Queen.

But where there is power, there are predators.

The Danallis, an old bloodline from the Night World, are power hungry. Lizzie has something they want, and they will do whatever it takes to obtain what they desire most.

Without a doubt, a war is coming.

Wicker Basket for the win!
08/16/2016

Wicker Basket for the win!

Buy my new YA trilogy!

Just to clarify....
07/17/2016

Just to clarify....

A quick Friday morning refresher on proofreaders' marks.

Aerogramme Writers' Studio
03/23/2016

Aerogramme Writers' Studio

Keep writing.
02/04/2016

Keep writing.

Author Auburn Wade
01/29/2016

Author Auburn Wade

I got this from an author friend! Lol

Sing!
01/08/2016

Sing!

This year's favorite macro.

Coming later this year: An emotional rollercoaster ride from author Pamela Covington!
01/05/2016

Coming later this year: An emotional rollercoaster ride from author Pamela Covington!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Family and Friends it is my pleasure to share with you the cover of my forthcoming book: "A Day at the Fare: One Woman's Welfare Passage." Thanks for "ridin' the rides" with me and Happy New Year! You can read excerpts at http://www.pamelamcovington.com/books/

12/23/2015

Okay, now HERE is something pretty useful. Huge searchable database of publications accepting submissions, and a submissions tracker to show where you've sent all your stories! $5 a month.

https://duotrope.com/

Atticus Books
12/22/2015

Atticus Books

The Writer's Circle
12/21/2015

The Writer's Circle

Snoopy is on a roll!

Variety is the spice of writing.
12/19/2015

Variety is the spice of writing.

"This sentence has five words..."

12/17/2015

Coming in 2016: Ponahakeola Press is launching its own website! Publishing and editing services, author book releases, writing tips, writing contests, and, and, and, just oodles of fun!

George Takei
12/16/2015

George Takei

This is simply diabolical.

Just laying this out for everyone.
12/08/2015

Just laying this out for everyone.

This should clear things up.

True story!
12/08/2015

True story!

Looking to kill off a character? This might help you out. ;)

You had me at "On Writing".
12/04/2015
The Why Not 100: 36 KILLER WRITING TIPS FROM STEPHEN KING

You had me at "On Writing".

I initially read Stephen King's "On Writing" years ago and I've re-read the book several times since. It sits, within reach, on my desk. Still...thanks for taking the time to put together this list. I've printed it and it awaits my attention, immediately next to my copy of "On Writing."

As an editor, I can see the sentence above the chart is suffering from a vague modifier, but the chart itself is pretty ...
12/02/2015

As an editor, I can see the sentence above the chart is suffering from a vague modifier, but the chart itself is pretty handy.

The Wheel of Emotions

Make it now: the rise of the present tense in fiction
11/29/2015
Make it now: the rise of the present tense in fiction

Make it now: the rise of the present tense in fiction

From Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell to Goldsmith’s prize winner Kevin Barry, more and more writers are adopting this way of storytelling to bring immediacy and intimacy to their work

The Writer's Circle
11/24/2015

The Writer's Circle

Jon Stewart gets it.

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