Yearly Archives: 2012



NaNoWriMo 2012
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NaNoWriMo Motivational Message 1


NaNoWriMo 2012
[embedplusvideo height=”600″ width=”695″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/Mb5a93″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/6r5smyogIbI?fs=1&vq=hd720″ vars=”ytid=6r5smyogIbI&width=695&height=600&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=1&autoplay=1&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep1125″ /]   Click banner to buy “The Fallen Body” Welcome to all as I embark on a new writing adventure! I am going to write a 50,000 novel in the next 30 days, starting today, November 1, 2012. This is a part of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I am so excited to focus my energies in writing this next month. I have been preparing extensively for […]

NaNoWriMo 2012 – My First Time!




Writing a book
[embedplusvideo height=”600″ width=”695″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/Mb5a93″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/6r5smyogIbI?fs=1&vq=hd720″ vars=”ytid=6r5smyogIbI&width=695&height=600&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=1&autoplay=1&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep1125″ /]   Click banner to buy “The Fallen Body” For those of you who would like to get their work critiqued by other writers for free, check out the Writer’s Digest Community. It is a true community made up of writers in all genre’s. You can customize your main page, sign up for different groups, depending on your needs, and establish a network of friends. The website is […]

Writer’s Digest Community


Just added a new video for The Piano Guys, click here to listen! It is called “Titanium/Pavane” and it is a stirring, well balanced piece between the cello and the piano. (1876)

New video posted



body language
In writing my novel, I found it necessary to understand what types of non-verbal cues people use to express what they are feeling. I came across this website¬†that is a series of videos that teach a person how to read body language. The 18 videos are brief, between one and a half to two minutes each, and are presented by Dr. Michelle Roth Cohen, a Psychological Expert with her own talk show on LA TalkRadio, […]

Understanding Body Language



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Currently, I am reading a book called “Story Engineering: Mastering the 6 Core Competencies of Successful Writing” by Larry Brooks. This book is amazing in how it puts together the elements of writing a story. So far, I have learned that every story that sells is made up of these 6 Core Competencies, which are: Concept, Character, Theme, Story Structure, Scene Execution, and Writing Voice. His use of analogies throughout the book make it very […]

Story Engineering by Larry Brooks, Musings on time