July 22, 2014

What’s on My Inspiration Board? #25

I started out in college as a fine arts major. Even though I ultimately ended up being a writer, I still see the world in pictures.

When I’m building a new story, images allow me to physically see the characters and the places the way I visualize them in my mind. Inspiration boards are also a great way to get the feel for the mood of the book, or a particular scene.

I have four cork boards (24×36) for the Legion Series. Here’s a look at some of the images that inspired me this week.

Inspiration Draft

If you missed What’s on My Inspiration Board #24, you can see it HERE.

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July 18, 2014

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 7/18/14

If you want to become a better writer, you have to write. But you also have to read. One of the things I love to read about is the craft of writing — advice, tips, and techniques from other writers.

Take a look at what I was reading this week & a few other things that inspired me:

Articles & Posts:

5 Steps to Dazzling Minor Characters

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5 Tips on How to Keep a Writing Schedule

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Scientists Find Secret to Writing a Bestselling Novel

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**See more Writing Tips, Tricks, & Tools here

Books for Writers:

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential within Us All by Tom Kelley & David Kelley

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**See more Books for Writers here

Read More…

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July 16, 2014

What’s in My Bag? #11

I’m obsessed with those magazine features that show you what people have in their bags.  My sister carries everything she needs in an adorable little cross-body bag the size of a clutch.  One of my friends carries a shoulder bag that reminds me of Mary Poppins’ carpet bag with a lamp inside.  I’m convinced that the contents of our bags are equivalent to handwriting analysis.

The contents of my bag change all the time. Here’s what was inside my bag today…

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bag details

THE CONTENTS:

What’s in your bag today?

If you missed What’s in My Bag? #10, you can see it here.

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