Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bree Despain

I really like Bree Despain's books.  Excited to read the newest.  Here is a fun book giveaway! THE LOST SAINT by Bree Biesinger Despain http://mypileofbooks.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 16, 2011

David Farland’s Daily Kick in the Pants—Word Choices

I really liked the last paragraph of his teachings on word choices and wanted to share:

In short, try to be precise when you tell your story. Use your words carefully. We bring a tale to life by using just the right words. When you think about it, it’s a wondrous way to make a living—stringing words and prose together in such a way as to create a waking dream in the minds of our readers. It’s not like we’re providing something concrete to our readers, as if we were selling Fuji apples from our orchards, or BMW’s from our car lot. We’re selling pure imagination, and therefore our work must be all the more glorious.
~David Farland

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Just wrote a short biography about me:-)

A nomad at heart, I currently claim Wyoming as my home.  I have a wonderful husband and two young children that put up with my “writing time.”  When I’m not pondering on a spell that will magically calm the ferocious winds that plague the air around me, you can find me, with notepad in hand, frantically jotting down ideas in those short moments between caring for my girls. 
Art and science have always been my yin and yang.  Throughout my college career, I shifted between the two, but in the end I graduated with a Bachelors of Mathematics and Science from the University of Wyoming. 
Charging into adventures and discovering something new has always been a passion of mine, but as a teenager I use to run screaming from a reading or writing assignment.  Looking back, the irony isn’t lost on me.  Now you can’t catch me without a book in hand or without an open word document.  Every time a new idea pops into my mind my heart races and my hand twitch to write it.  In that moment, I have my writer's high and pray it will sustain me through thousands of hours of revision.