Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tension-Building Tips, Rowling Style: A Guest Post by Becca Puglisi

Today I am pleased to let Becca Puglisi take the reigns for a while and tell you a little something about tension in your writing. If you’ve seen this post before, that’s fine. It has appeared on The Bookshelf Muse … Continue reading

Posted in Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi, The Bookshelf Muse, The Emotion Thesaurus | 20 Comments

First Drafts and Blog Badges

Last week, I had to push my self-imposed deadline to finish The Gifted back a week due to unexpected Life issues getting in the way. Migraines being a huge part of it. I promised myself to cut back on my … Continue reading

Posted in first draft, Life, The Gifted, Thirsty Thursday, Writing | 32 Comments

This, This, or That?

As you know, I moved the Thirsty Thursday link round-up to a blog of its own. It’s been going great so far, but there was something missing. Thirsty Thursday needed a badge. I’d been contemplating hiring someone to do it, … Continue reading

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Don’t I feel like a stinker.

Two weeks ago I gave myself a deadline to finish The Gifted. With a 3000 words a night goal and July 15th as my deadline, I set to work able to meet my goal most nights. Things were going great. … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Writing | 22 Comments

And the Award Goes To…

I’ve been lucky enough to receive this award a few times. It always gives me a little thrill. Allow me a moment:                                   You … Continue reading

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At the Dojo

Just stopping in to let you know I’m over at The Writing Dojo today. I’d love for you to join me! Clickity click! And don’t forget to stop by Thirsty Thursday and check out the post Carrie Butler did on … Continue reading

Posted in The Gifted, Thirsty Thursday | 4 Comments

Magic 8 Ball Meme

As I mentioned yesterday, I was tagged by Carrie Butler in a new writing meme. The rules: Post the button and link to (following would be nice, but not required). Share an excerpt from your current WIP, perhaps something … Continue reading

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Holy Sleepy Hell & Coming Up This Week

As I write this, it is a quarter to six in the morning. No, I did not get up early… Not exactly. What I did was fall asleep while watching Star Trek: Deep Space 9 last night. It was only … Continue reading

Posted in blog awards, Life, Writing | 12 Comments

Fireworks and IWSG

Happy Independence Day to all of my fellow Americans! Let’s celebrate this wonderful holiday with some fireworks!! And for those of you reading this who aren’t here in the US of A, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate something too… So, … Continue reading

Posted in IWSG | 14 Comments


I know I haven’t been around much, but I’ve been doing a lot of reading and trying to get WIP1 finished as well as get revisions on WIP2 done. So far, I’ve had one chapter critiqued, but it gave me … Continue reading

Posted in Life | 14 Comments