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Sharing My Unedited Writing Experiences & Life Experiences.

SoLK’s Chapter Edits and Realizations

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Last update I talked about being done chapter three, this time I am done chapter four.

Not a huge success but I had to go back to make changes to the previous chapters to help make sense of what the later chapters are going to hold. I have mentioned before I’m not a planner when it comes to writing books.

I have a plan in the sense where I know where I want the story to end up but when it comes to chapters and details I have no freaking clue. I let the characters guide the story and allow their personalities to create the scenes.

For example:

I had originally planned for the story to begin with Liora hurrying to meet the King of the South as per Empress Mardina’s request… but something about that wasn’t right.

Mardina is a relatively kind woman with a protectiveness for the things she “owns” – like Liora. Liora is useful for La’reen with her abilities to see and predict things – and even more-so now that her talents of seeing are getting stronger. Mardina would be in fear of losing Liora to her cousin, and so wouldn’t permit Liora anywhere near Min’din during the King’s visit to La’reen.

As those of you who have read the previous books know, Liora isn’t the type to listen to someone when they say no. She lets her curiosity get the better of her and finds loop holes to get what she wants, (or just straight out does it without any regard of the punishment involved). In book three, one of those moments is seeing the Southern King. She doesn’t just do it because she wants to see what Min’din is like compared to Charn – his Northern counterpart – but wants to find out what Min’din knows about her peoples’ massacre.

The King wants to meet with Liora, not because he wants to meet the girl, but because she is a tool that can get him what he wants. Mardina’s downfall of showing off Liora like one of her prized possessions has come back to bite her in the butt by having someone in the court tell the Southern King that Mardina has a Seer, which in turn could help Min’din find answers about his son that no one else has been able to answer.

This complicated balance of personalities is what drives the first chapters.

Liora wants answers about her people and Min’din’s role in their deaths. Mardina wants to keep her new toy away from her cousin. Min’din wants answers about his son and the future of his country. Everyone has a want, and how they go about achieving it is very different.

So, when I originally started writing I tried to go with what I had planned and soon discovered I was writing the story and not my characters. As soon as I stepped back and basically said, “Liora, take the wheel”, the story began to develop into this complicated wonder I now have before me.

Compared to book two, book three is going to be filled with a lot of events intersecting and reacting with one another. Liora is becoming a player in the game of politics, and soon her actions are going to start affecting more than just herself or the Six. Book Three: Sons of Lost Kings, is going to be where Liora wakes up and realizes that one person can make an impact on their world, whether they want to or not.

Anyways… that was my writing realization of the day. 

Until next time – toodles!!

The Adventure of Homophones

A while back I made a post about the differences between homophones, homonyms, and homographs. I liked the post so much that I moved it to the education section of my professional site.

If you want to check it out click on the picture below:

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Weird Words

There are a lot of weird words in the English language. We have PH words that sound like F… we have silent K’s and P’s. It can get confusing to understand but even harder to pronounce. That’s why I’m starting a new series called Pronounce This, which takes those weird/ hard words and showing you how to pronounce them. If you want to learn more about Pronounce This or want to check it out – click the picture below:

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How Not To Teach Outlining

I have had a lot of great learning experiences and I have had some absolutely terrible ones. Some of these experiences made certain subjects I love now something I couldn’t stand when I was in school. It wasn’t always the teacher, but it was usually the way they chose to teach the subjects that damaged my interest in learning it further.

You may not believe this… but one of those subjects was creative writing.

To learn more about this experience and how I overcame it click on the picture below:

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I have finally gotten around to updating

It has been a while since I talked about my third book of the P6 Series… but yes it is still happening!

I have been working my butt off trying to get some of it done between my busy schedule. I am currently on chapter three, and like always, Liora’s curiosity is getting the better of her.

The question is, will the King of the South be as forgiving as the King of the North?

You’ll have to wait and see. ^.^

Don’t Eat String

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This week I’m not going to write a short blur using this writing prompt but instead tell you about what inspired me to write this prompt.

About a month ago I started going to the gym and the promotion at the time when you signed up you would get a winter hat with a huge red pompom on the top. It was a nice hat, the only problem was it had the gym’s name across it and so I left it on the kitchen table.

The weekend rolls around and everything is quiet… too quiet for a house that is usually filled with two young cats par-coring off the living room furniture or trying to jump up the walls to get at the picture frames. This led me to looking for my cats, which I soon discovered were eating the strings from the pompom hat on the floor in the bedroom.

Seeing that resulted in my saying the rant above, while tug-of-waring with my two cats for the hat. I put the hat in the winter basket in the closet but still a month later I’m finding red strings around the house.

Life is never boring with pets… I’ll tell you that. XD

You’re welcome to use the prompt or share it with others – all I ask is that you link back to my blog.

Thanks. ^.^

Finding Writing-Life Balance

About a week ago, I posted on my other site about how I struggled with finding a healthy writing-life balance. I wanted to share my experience with all of you and share the things that have helped me find balance in my writing life. Click the image below to be teleported to my main site to find out more:

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Bring You Trouble

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“I know you care and that you’re hurting but…” he took her hand, “I know you love me too.”

He held her eyes, hands trembling in hers. She knew he was hoping for her to say those words but they wouldn’t grace her tongue. She loved him, she really did… but she was afraid.

“Being with me will only bring you trouble,” she breathed. Her eyes falling to his hands that tightened at those words. “I’m not a person who can stay in one place…”

 

Creating a Writing Playlist

Sometimes music can help open your mind and let loose your soul. This is why, when I’m writing I always create a playlist that supports the themes going on. Click the picture below to be teleported to my author website to read the post!

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