Monday, March 21, 2011

No writer strictly writes

At least, not that I've ever met.  I love doing art projects.  I enjoy drawing, making dream catchers, necklaces, and now I think I'm getting into masks.  I've always loved masks--I want to decorate my future home in fans, masks, and weapons--but I've never actually had one.  This past weekend, a friend and I decided to make masks and I love how mine came out.

This is me posing in my mask.  I think this may become my summer hobby.  I wrote some of my favorite words on it and I'll likely keep adding to it as time goes on.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Writing a killer Chapter One

If you're serious about writing--and succeeding with it--you know the first things that I reader looks at is the cover, title, blurbs, back description, etc.  But before you even get to that point, you have to pass the trials of editors, agents, and publishers.  And how you do that is with a really grabbing first sentence--and a killer Chapter One.

Today while getting lost in internet links and following the long line of suggestions deeper into the abyss, I stumbled on an article high lighting eight ways to write Chapter One Amazing.  I hope you find as much food for thought as I did; I can never find enough suggestions to improve my writing.

Happy writing!