- Writing Update: So, I finally feel like I’m making progress on editing the first draft. If you’re follow The Hero’s Journey at all, I’ve story-boarded the first stage of the Hero’s ordinary world and her crossing the threshold into the special world. Now I need to work out how she meets her band of helpers and her main opposition (a new character from me).
I should also have another short story edited and ready to post in the next week or so. It’s a three-perspective story. I’ve gone a bit off the reservation, so I don’t want to give too much away – yet.
- What I’m “reading” this week: I’ve started an urban fantasy novel by Mishell Baker called “Borderline.” It’s book one of the “The Arcadia Project” series. The setting is modern Hollywood with the underlying magic being Fae. Basically, there is a parallel world and all the creatives on Earth have a Fae counterpart. The Fae provide the inspiration and insight and the Earthlings provide the logic and structure. Our heroine is recruited by an agency that polices the gateways between the two realms. Another interesting component is that our heroine is a double amputee (both legs, one above the knee and the other below the knee) and is suffering from borderline personality disorder. So far, and interesting read that is well narrated. I’ll keep you posted.
- My favorite dream interpretation this week:
1. Dreaming of a full, luxuriant beard on the face of a friendly man can indicate luck ahead.
2. A beard on a woman, however, is an attention-getter, indicating that this dream is an important one and close attention should be paid to the other symbols in the dream.
3. If a man wearing a beard seems unfriendly and ominous, or if the man is also wearing glasses, then someone important to you is hiding something.
- My favorite Abraham quote this week:
“The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff — it is absolutely the amount of joy you feel.” —Abraham
To learn more about Abraham (channeled by Esther Hicks), the Law of Attraction, or to sign up for Abraham’s daily quote visit: http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php
- My favorite writing prompt this week:
“The Museum of Vanished Things was open twenty-four hours a day.”
- My favorite writing quote this week:
“If you write to impress, it will always be bad. If you write to express, it will always be good.” –Thornton Wilder
- My Favorite from the inter-webs: Like it or not, mostly not, grammar is a part of my writing life. Beyond “there, their and they’re,” I’ve questioned my use of capitalization, when to use or omit a hyphen and why we say the things we do. This blog has a bit of everything, from researching the etymology of a phrase such as “fits and starts,” to the usage of ‘they’ to replace ‘he or she,’ to general grammar rules. It’s become my go-to resource. They even have a fun list of dead grammar rules. You’ll go directly there if you click on the link below.
Check it out at: http://www.grammarphobia.com/grammar-html