Weed Your Words

CharI’m guest posting today at Rebecca Belliston’s March Book Madness.  Dribble on over to her site to read what I have to lay up about Weeding Your Words. You’ll score a three-pointer if you do. Okay…enough of the basketball lingo. Back to weeds…in honor of spring. In my post, I will introduce several literary weeds and show you how to eradicate them from your writing. Happy weeding.

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Creating a Story (from bones to tuxedos)

Secret Keepers by Charissa StastnyYea! The sequel to Eyes of Light is out…in ebook. The print version will be out in another week or so. Sorry for the wait. But I’m really excited about Secret Keepers. I absolutely love the story (and that’s saying a lot since I’ve read it a bajillion times). Some of my sisters have hounded me about why this has taken so long. Today’s post is a simplified explanation of all the writing phases so you can understand why.

Phase  1- Building the Skeleton Continue reading

Bent Wrists Lesson 7: Weed Your Words

weedingIt’s getting close to that time of year—Spring—when the war begins.  You know what war I’m talking about, don’t you?  The war against weeds!

I despise weeds—especially the thorny spidery ones I can never pull out without leaving the dang root in the ground.  I don’t know what they’re called (I call them all sorts of names in my head—devil weeds, sarlaac weeds—after that scary monster in Star Wars).  Weeds make my yard look atrocious…and if you don’t fight them, they take over and eventually swallow your house and yard whole (like the Sarlaac)!  Don’t underestimate them.

It’s the same with writing!  Just like weeds clutter a yard, Continue reading