Dialogue

One piece of feedback I received from my generous friend who recently read Under was my dialogue felt forced. Her advice was to add facial expressions, hand gestures, and bits of action. I should be better at this since I teach my own fourth graders this very strategy, but I had written this story many years ago.

As I continue to revise Under I have been paying special attention to this issue. I hope everyone can see the improvements when Under is finally available on Amazon! And thank you Robin Puelma for you amazing feedback!

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Hard Time Focusing on Writing

I’d wanted to finish combing over Under in preparation to send it to a friend to edit, and then getting to work on the second draft of Back of Beyond, but I’ve had a hard time focusing this summer. Unfortunately, I’m only a sixth of the way through Under. Here’s to a much more productive September!

Back of Beyond

I am pleased to announce I finished transferring my first draft from my journals to a Word document. In the past I have found it very beneficial to let the story rest for about a month. In the mean time I plan to go to work on editing Under and Ninth Night in hopes of getting them ready to self publish. These happen to be the second and third stories I wrote after I finished Verve Stones years ago.