"Early in my writing career, I read lots of "how-to" books on the craft of writing. I usually gleaned at least one solid tip from each. But from Anne Lamott's Bird By Bird, I adopted several. When I'm stuck and not exactly sure where to do next with a scene, I use her 1" picture frame hint. She advises writers not to be overwhelmed by the enormity of writing a 15-page scene. Instead focus on what the point of view character can see within the confines of that frame. If held close, the character might see a layer of papers on her desk but her gaze is caught by a letter written in flowing handwriting peeking out from the bottom. The letter is pulled out and something in the script reminds the character of a shared event and the writer is off and typing away.
HAPPY 100,000 VIEWS!
It’s been two years since I started my blog. Wow, it’s been a blast!
When I first began posting items, it was to highlight my writing. I thought it was something amazing when I had five people per day glance over blog. That May I was over the moon when my total blog visits added up to 500.
Everything changed when I hitched my blog wagon to Prism Book Group’s wonderful team of writers and editors. Without their help, I’d still be struggling to gain a readership. However, through their generosity of time and sharing info that I post, my online reach has far surpassed my expectations.
I can’t thank everyone enough. You’ve taken the time to stop by to read what I’ve posted, left comments, and joined the site. My blog is still in the baby years; it has some growing and maturing to do but I’m looking forward to the challenge.
So, to celebrate my upcoming 100,000 views, I’m throwing a Blog Hop Party and it wouldn’t be right not to include my friends from Prism Book Group. Join the party by clicking on each participating PBG author’s name (in the Linky link up above), and enter to win some wonderful prizes!
PRIZES:Book Lovers Gift Pack from Prism Book Group! Includes a print copy of Sarah: Mission of Love by Gay N. Lewis, a print copy of The Last Detail by Lisa J Lickel, and three Prism eBook downloads of choice!