Focus Fox says: Your characters' behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. Inspired by Plato
Recently, a buddy send an email that had this line in it. At the same time, it’s time I start to own who I am instead of being afraid of being my true self. That line resonated with me. I started thinking, who is my true self? Is it the one I show at work … Continue reading Blind men and the Elephant
The book looks great. I liked the excerpt. 🙂
As of the date of this post, No Going Back (Club Aegis #6) is up on Amazon and available for pre-order. I think it’s as well that I let you know that the style of this book is a little different from other books in the series, but only in a small way, and one that I hope won’t be detrimental to your enjoyment of the story.
I normally write in third person past tense, which is a fairly standard writing style for fiction. However, there was something about the nature of this story that led me to write the prologue, and only the prologue, in first person present tense. For that scene, it just felt right to put the reader right in the middle of it, to see the action play out as if they really are there.
I hope you don’t mind. The rest of the book is…
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I recently saw Harpeth Rising in a small concert. They were amazing. So you can experience the music yourself, I found a couple YouTube videos. I'm not affiliated in any way, I just very much enjoyed their concert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX0DnPp_CcA They played this one as well without telling us what it was. You could hear … Continue reading Harpeth Rising
A run-in with art can happen in unexpected places. I was in Florida at a writer retreat. We'd fallen in the habit of doing exercise right away in the morning. This morning I chatted with my hubby while he walked to work and then walked myself. I daydreamed a cheater story and ended up walking … Continue reading Living Art
Focus Fox says: Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Judge a writer by his written words rather than by his spoken words. What Voltaire might have said if he was talking about writers.
Genre: Post Apocalyptic Romance Working title: Viking and the Vindicator The realization that everything was different didn't hit Molly Malone at a normal time. It didn't hit when the super bugs killed billions of people, or even when the world economy collapsed, not even when her own husband succumbed to an illness caught while searching … Continue reading Cheater Story: Viking and the Vindicator
Focus Fox says: Plot is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced by your hero. What Soren Kierkegaard might have said if he was talking about story
I have an issue with cheater stories. If I'm walking the dog or waiting in line or not writing, I'm generally daydreaming. And instead of using that time productively and thinking about my current WIP, I come up with new ideas. Silly brain. So, I decided I might as well harness my wandering focus and … Continue reading Cheater Story: New
Focus Fox says: I have not failed to write a novel. I've just found 10,000 words that won't work. What Thomas A. Edison would have said if he was talking about writers