IWSG NOVEMBER 2ND: Conflict: Action=Consequence
Happy IWSG Day!
IWSG November 2nd, 2016
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Ninja Captian Alex J. Cavanaugh
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NOVEMBER 2ND CO-HOSTS Give them a visit!
- Joylene Novell Butler
- Jen Chandler
- Mary Aalgaard
- Lisa Buie Collard
- Tamara Narayan
- Tyrean Martinson
- Christine Rains!
IWSG NOVEMBER question is –
What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?
- Creating characters profiles. World building. Creating connections within connections with symbolic and metaphoric touches that drives the subconscious of the character and building the complexity.
- Making stuff up. The Possibilities!
- Making the story follow logic even in a fantastical situation within the story limits you set up.
- Creating emotional connection. I love deep point of view but I am still a novice at that and learning, but it makes me happy when I nail the emotion.
- Making sure the law of cause and effect holds true within the story. That choice/action generates a reaction/consequence be it internal or external or both, which is the best kind.
These last three are developed likes in the course of learning, honing, and practicing story craft as I play at working. Writing story makes me feel like a kid and that anything is possible. Below, something I used to say a lot, especially when younger, and still sometimes do.
If I could be anybody in the world, I’d be a heroine in a book so I could live many lives, many adventures, see the world, fall in out of love and back in love again, experience space travel and fight pirates. Best of all, I’d be a Jedi Knight. ~Juneta
I’ve written almost as long as I have been able to write. My early years were writing to make stuff up for entertainment and to see if I could, and then that changed to serious-minded play in RPG’s creating characters with their own stories that played out in my beloved story worlds. e.g. Star Wars, LOTR & one in a Pern-like world, and now as a career creating my own worlds and original stories.
As Holly Lisle likes to say…
DEEP POV & DESCRIPTION
- Deep POV and Narrative Distance—Part 1 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill
- Deep POV and Narrative Distance—Part 2 Jby Fiction Editor Beth Hill
- 5 Times Katniss Nailed Deep Point of View by Marcy Kennedy on Novel Writing Project
- Writing “Personal” Description through Your POV Character at Live Write Thrive
- Writer’s Digest Tutorial Engaging Your Readers Through Emotion and Description
- Deep POV—What’s So Deep About It by Fiction Editor Beth Hill on The Editor’s Blog
- Hack Your Readers’ Brains by Describing the Five Senses by K M Weiland
- How To Share Your Protagonist’s Deepest Feelings With Readers by Angela Ackerman
LITERARY DEVICES AND SUCH THINGS
- 5 Basic Literary Devices That Will Deepen Your Fiction K M WEILAND
- What’s the Best Way to Tell (and Write) a Story? By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy
Free 3-Week Flash Fiction Course created by Holly Lisle. No strings. It’s free with free membership to the site. It’s fun. I learned so much. I take it over and over again when I am feeling rusty and in need of practice. I learn something new each time. I love and live for those Ah-ah moments! Just click on the book cover to check it out.
I AM HAVING COMMENTING PROBLEMS.
WORKING ON FINDING A FIX.
I COMMENTED TUE ON SOME OF THESE BLOGS JUST FINE NOW MY COMMENTS ARE MAGICALLY SWALLOWED INTO NEVERLAND WHEN I POST ON ALL BLOGS, SO FAR EXCEPT ON 3 BLOGS-(2 WP & 1 BLOGGER).
NOT SURE WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THOSE 3 BLOGS BECAUSE IT HAPPENS ON ALL OTHER WP AND BLOGGER BLOGS I HAVE VISITED. I HAVE TRIED AT LEAST 10 BLOGS COMMENTING MULTIPLE TIMES ON EACH TO NO AVAIL BEFORE I GAVE IT UP FOR THE NIGHT.
FYI I have been trying to post on WP and Blogger blogs and return comments but they are being eaten. I’ve googled several different fixes none have worked.
I will try again tomorrow. I have never had this happen before so not sure what is going on. I have spent way too much time trying to figure this out so moving on so I can accomplish something today. It is 7pm already–been at it all day, only left one comment on Anna’s blog, not sure why can post there and none of the others I always post on. Too weird!!!
Grrrrr, I’ve maintenance my computer, my browser and google with half a dozen different fixes, NONE work. I still cannot comment or return comments on peoples blogs I’ve commented on forever. My comments have become ghost disappearing as if I never typed them. It’s 1 am and I’m going to bed. I am so frustrated with this.
Check out my Author Spotlight Author’s.
This month’s Author Spotlight is on Joylene Nowell Butler and her newest release. I just read this is a sequel to her book, Broken But Not Dead. Matowak Woman Who Cries can be read as a standalone.
November Author Spotlight
Matowak Woman Who Cries by Joylene Nowell Butler
October 27th Storytime Blog Hop 17 Short Stories written by 17 Authors from around the world. Read them here.
NOVEMBER 1ST RELEASE DAY. GRAB YOUR COPY!
Timeless Maiden of Time 3 Cover Reveal (YA) Paranormal Historical
The Dragon’s Curse by Julian Adorney New Release Fantasy Romance
Cradle Rock by Tara Tyler Available December 1st, read about here.
Sign Of The Green Dragon!
Bish Denham The Bowl and the Stone COVER REVEAL. Available Now to purchase released Oct. 3rd
When It Hooks You by Nicki Elson Romance & Humor!
Trouble By Any Other Name Book 2 Lori MacLaughlin!
Chrys Fey Seismic Crimes Book 2 Romantic Suspense!
A Startling and Unexpected Visit By Renee Scattergood (Shadow Stalker Series)
Flare The Sunless World Series Bk 2 Cover Reveal Rabia Gale. Check out the Sunless World Series BookI
Treasures Retold: Royal Swans: The Wild Swans Book 7 by Katharina Gerlach Available on Amazon now!
The Treasure Retold series: Fairy tales touches of Steampunk & Airships. Read Her Author Spotlight Book 6 Release Here
Sorry about the commenting problems, Juneta. I know how you feel. My blogroll for my own posts no longer works. Hence, nobody knows when I blog unless they’re a subscriber. Frustrating, yes. Thanks for mentioning my book. I’m honoured to be added to this fabulous list.
I figure it out, but not a fix for the problem but a GO AROUND. If I use my WP.com to log in on other peoples blog I can’t comment, but if I use Google sign in I can. Thank you for your helping and posting the link.
Enjoy creating all those worlds and characters. Your adventures have no limits!
IWSG co-host Mary at Play off the Page
LOL Thank you. On to the next adventure
Love those quotes! I’d be a heroine too. 🙂 And loving a lot of those books in your list.
Great post today! You did a lot of work putting this together. Really appreciated your mentioning Sign of the Green Dragon among all those other new and super books.
I sort have a standard now I am using for format so not as much work as it was the first time, but a little, but also enjoyable. Thank you and you are welcome.
Making up stuff is something I’ve done all my life. Putting those ideas down on paper didn’t occur to me until later. Who knew writing fiction would be so addictive?
I do like to make stuff up.
Beautifully said, Juneta. 🙂
Anna from elements of emaginette
Thank you. Hugs Anna
Congratulations to all those authors!
Who wouldn’t want to be a Jedi Knight?
“thumbs up” May The Force Be With You Alex! Or should I say Cowabunga, since you’re a ninja, lol?
Wow, your blog is looking fantastic, you busy girl!
I love your quote, that is so exactly what I love about reading and immersing myself in a character & their adventures.
Thank you. Happy nano-ing to you too!
A great list. I especially love and agree with the logic and cause and effect points. Stories are like puzzles that we get to put together as we build them. 🙂
Thank you. They are like puzzles.