The slave’s face crumbled into disgust when the hatch of the ship sealed. “Great gods,” he muttered in Fedeng. “What?” said Arekan. “I thought that awful smell came from you,” he said. “It’s all over your clothes. But I see now it’s from the ship.” Arekan felt a blush creep up his neck. He must… Continue reading Pirate’s Luck~Chapter Twelve-The New Man
Interviewer: We are here today with Beth Turnage, the author of Forced Labor and the sequel No Free Lunch, and the protagonist of those stories Arekan Mor’a’stan. Welcome, both of you, though, I must say it is unusual to have a fictional character sit in on an interview. Arekan: What the hells are we doing… Continue reading Interview With The Author
Writing is hard. Difficult. Okay, it’s the kick in your stomach when you are working like a demon to scrape the words out of your dissolute soul.The words refuse to arrive like the A-list celebrities you invited to your party. Your characters snottily refuse to talk to you, your descriptions fall flatter than gluten-free pancakes,… Continue reading The Craft of #Writing: Brain Secrets of Lexical Density
Writers are advised to write character studies or “interview” their characters. How do you interview an imaginary character? Here to help you is my process. Beth: Hello, new guy. Welcome to my head. Have a seat and get comfortable. NG: [looks around] Gee. It looks crowded in here. Beth: Yeah. I write a lot. Some… Continue reading #Writerslife: Interview with a character
Date: Who the Hell Knows “Arekan,” says the scribe. “Why has your cat moved in with me.” “I don’t have a cat.” Truth is I dislike those nasty little furballs. Hate me if you will, but they are entitled jerks and keep the humans wrapped around their tiny paws. Come and go when they please.… Continue reading Arekan’s Blog: Gratitious Cat Post
Pro-Writing Aid, an online program that analyzes your writing and gives you recommendations to improve it.As I was looking at a report on a piece it gave the number of adverbs and recommended that I remove three. I must have missed this before but I do tend to use the old editor, instead of the… Continue reading The Craft of #Writing: Beware the Adverb Nazis.
Yfaran Ayne (Somewhere around July 16, 2017, I think) By Haptura! This first planet calendar hurts the head. I’m not even attempting to match the day because it simply does not work. So you just have the season and the month. Anyway, there is some progress on the scribe front. Oh, she’s still writing trash,… Continue reading Arekan’s Blog: Time Travel Musings