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Excerpt of Hypnotic Deceptio: NaNoWriMo 2018 WIP | Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

November 9th, 2018

Here is an excerpt from my work in progress (WIP) Hypnotic Deception: Reluctant Demon Hunter Series #2.   Kassidy Spence continues to struggle with her unwanted gift of demon huntng and her feelings about moving on after the death of her war hero husband. When the black FBI-issue car pulled up in front of the converted Victorian mansion Julie and I called home, I mustered the good manners to thank him for bringing me home. “Do you two rent this whole house?” He speaks. “Oh no, someone converted the old mansion into five apartments.” I pointed to the third floor. “We live in the... Read More

Novel Writing Help: Do Your Characters Have to Cuss? NaNoWriMo Day 26

November 26th, 2014

Today while working on They All Died Smiling, on my mad dash to 50,000 words this month for NaNoWriMo,  I needed to deal with an angry phone call without suddenly introducing swear words into an otherwise clean book. At meetings of the Northwest Arkansas Writer’s Workshop, when an author is reading their allowed five pages, sometimes there is a cuss word on the page but the author replaces it with something more for a G-rated audience. We travelers talked about cussing and steamy scenes in writing on the road back home.  None of our group prefers Rated-R type content. I’m pretty... Read More

Book Review of The Perfect Victim by Pamela Foster: NaNoWriMo Day 25

November 25th, 2014

People read books to get caught up in a character or a story. The Perfect Victim by Pamela Foster begins with a birthday surprise that turns out to be much more than Mary or her friend could possibly imagine. The Perfect Victim is a real-world horror story of love gone wrong. It is a compelling but frightening story that just might make you lose some sleep. Before I delve more deeply into the review, here is some more about the book. Here is the synopsis of the book: When friend Anne “buys” the new deputy for loan officer Mary Brock at the local charity auction, neither she nor... Read More

Book Review of Daughter of the Howling Moon by R. H. Burkett: NaNoWriMo Day 18

November 18th, 2014

Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. Each week, I review a well-written book, highlighting what makes it good from the reader’s perspective and what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers. Here I am more than halfway through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and still on track with my own novel-in-progress, They All Died Smiling. People who like my upcoming book will LOVE Daughter of the howling Moon, a .gripping paranormal suspense story of an epic battle between good and evil. Before I dive into... Read More

How Do You Make Minor Characters Come to Life? NaNoWriMo Day 3

November 4th, 2014

How do you bring your minor characters to life? I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month, NaoWriMo, My book is They All Died Smiling, a paranormal suspense story. Today I was thinking about minor characters and what I do to make the come to life. Honestly, even the minor characters typically simply “come to me.” Occasionally I base one off of someone from my real life, but mostly they present themselves to me. When I need a minor character, I like to know one thing that makes them stand out. It’s not necessary to invent a whole back story for them.When I needed... Read More