Here you go. I put my big girl pants on and wrote an official guide on writing fight scenes. It’s quick and dirty and useful. And I know what I’m talking about. Buy it here. Share this epic release with all your friends.
It was Poetry Poker day in my classroom. Here’s what I scripted. Mixed Decks Deal: aggravate, sling, mischievous, snout, overwhelm Heartbeats aggravate Measurements of screaming time That overwhelm gratification And tie my hands In a sling of waiting and wanting And wanting and waiting The mischievousness of emotion Rearing its ugly impulsive snout Mixed … More Poetry Poker 1-8-16
The Adventures of Button Boy and Pearl Girl Episode 1: The Giant Sparkly By the ten-year-old who still lives inside Christine Haggerty One day, Button Boy and Pearl Girl were flying through the skies on their giant pet crow named Rapunzel. Button Boy saw something shiny winking in the sun in the fields below. “What … More The Giant Sparkly
I have been a ‘full time’ author for nearly two years. I left my previous career behind for the benefit of my family and pursued the dream. I’m still loving the writing–far more than any of the marketing :)–but with college expenses for the oldest son, I’m jumping back into teaching. And I’m nervous. Not … More Writing and the Day Job
The production process for The Plague Legacy: Assets took five times as long as the process for Acquisitions, and it really all boiled down to one simple reason. I second-guessed myself. I had the basic plot already figured out before I finished Acquisitions, which took me 2 1/2 months to draft and another month to … More Writing the Second Book–What I Learned
I called this Revision Round 2, but it’s only the first chapters that have gone through a second round. I’m still getting to the end of the first round on the other chapters. Rule # 4534 about revising: Don’t go back to the beginning until you’ve gone to the end. Just keep notes. I’m posting … More Hansel and Gretel Revision Round 2
I finished the ‘new’ Chapter 3 of Hansel and Gretel yesterday. It’s a lot shorter than my new Chapters 1&2, more like the length of the original chapters, and I decided that the length feels right. My current note on 1&2 is to go back and break them into three chapters again. However, I won’t … More Revising Hansel and Gretel Notes