Wednesday, December 7, 2016

What could possibly go wrong? Or Write?

What would happen if you wanted to find a kahuna to get first-hand knowledge for the novel you were writing and to learn more about the magic within yourself?

But you didn't have a clue how to make that happen. Then you were invited to spend a month in Maui -- all expenses paid -- to write the novel you've always dreamed about.

And what would happen if you found out that there was a catch... that you didn't really know what you'd gotten yourself into?

It happened to Mocha. It could happen to you.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Listening to the Words

Sometimes the most important words you write are the words you don't write.

The words that flow softly and quietly through your mind, giving you ideas and inspiration. The words that whisper to you in your dreams. The words you hear while you're meditating or slowly savoring a steaming cup of coffee.

Take the time and listen to those words. Hear what they say.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

30-Day Novel Cookbook

Part of writing a novel in thirty days is managing your time, and that includes time you spend cooking. Who has time to cook when you have a novel to write?

It's probably not a good idea to starve while you're writing a 50,000-word novel in thirty days, even though it's easy to forgo dinner when you have words to write.

So I thought it would be fun to offer you a cookbook filled with thirty quick and easy recipes for make-ahead meals, 30-minute meals, and crock pot recipes to keep you in front of your laptop and out of the kitchen as much as possible.

The recipes feature story munchies, little bites to think about, while you're writing your novel. Read more...

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Novel Notes...

Words have the power to magically appear on your laptop screen and turn into 50,000-word novels written in thirty days. The words just need a little help and direction from their writers.

That’s where Novel Notes comes in. It invites you into the magic inside your mind and shows you how to make the writing magic happen. It offers a sense of direction and lots of things to think about as you begin to plan and write your novel.

With this workbook as your writing companion and reference guide, you'll watch your words magically come alive in your mind and dance on your computer screen.
 
This book shows you how to make the writing magic happen by inviting you to scribble all your totally wonderful, magnificent novel ideas and notes, and turn them into a beautiful book.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Magical Word Fairy

 Once upon a time, somewhere in the land of imagination, lived a word fairy who believed words were magical and that they created a world within paragraphs and pages which grew into beautiful books.

She liked to visit writers and sprinkle magic ideas and inspiration into their minds as they were writing, making the words sparkle and shimmer with light. She watched with happiness as the writer's imaginations came to life, playing and dancing and singing with the words on their pages.

 
You can sometimes hear her laughter and feel her joy when a writer opens up the magic inside them and sees their words come alive on the page, shimmering and sparkling with light.

Excerpted from Novel Notes.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Novel Journey

It's so interesting how characters can come to life when you're writing them. What's also interesting is how a novel can take on a life of its own and begin it's own journey...

I wrote a novel last November during NaNoWriMo. I had a book idea in mind but it just never felt right so when another idea floated into my mind a few days before NaNo began, I grabbed it and ran with it. Pen Stroke: A Novel Journey is what happened.

But then, the more I played with the book, and thought about the ideas inside the book, the more it started to change direction and take on a new focus. I originally thought it was mostly about offering a humorous look at writers writing a 50,000-word novel in a month, along with some time morphing and a kahuna quest.

And then the magic happened. I realized it was more about a kahuna quest and finding the magic within, and that writing a 50,000-word novel in a month was part of the journey of the kahuna quest.

I did a whole bunch of rewriting and it's now been rebirthed as the first book in my Maui Magic series... :) Turns out that some of the material I deleted was actually destined to be included in the prequel to the series and is an entirely new book--which is a good thing because it builds the background for the Maui Magic series.