I’ve been hearing a lot about the value of Artificial Intelligence (AI) lately. Apparently, there are some concerns by educators that students might use AI to complete their assignments. I’ve also read some comments about the use of AI by authors. So, I checked it out. I created a free account on chat.openai.com and input:… Continue reading Should I Let AI Write The Rest of My Book?
Let the Rewrite Begin!
It's been about three weeks since I last shared the progress on editing my novel, Nothing Really Bad Will Happen. After moving along quickly, I finished reviewing the entire document and revised my Plottr outline, adding new scenes where needed, moving a few, and deleting others. Now that the outline was done I could begin… Continue reading Let the Rewrite Begin!
International Holocaust Remembrance Day – A 6-year-old Must Leave Her Home
Memories of the Holocaust evoke great sadness. So many people disappeared. So many families never had the chance to grow. So much horror and sorrow. Imagine being a six-year-old child and your mother says you must leave the only home you ever knew to go to a new country. As adults, most of us would… Continue reading International Holocaust Remembrance Day – A 6-year-old Must Leave Her Home
January 15 – (Was) National Hat Day
NOTE ON MY NOTE: I just found this in my draft folder! I guess I posted it on my other blog but not this one. Whoopsie!!! NOTE: I intended to post this on the 15th, but... um... life. According to Thomas MacEntee's Facebook post, today is National Hat Day. Thank goodness he made us aware… Continue reading January 15 – (Was) National Hat Day
Revising – One Week In – Ahead of Schedule!
Wow! I'm about 50 pages ahead of schedule! That's a good thing because I actually have some real-life commitments coming up soon which might affect my writing time. As I mentioned in my previous post, my first step is to reorganize the story to improve flow and add scenes that are missing. I use a… Continue reading Revising – One Week In – Ahead of Schedule!
The Revising Begins!
Yesterday I met online with my writing coach, Lynn Palermo. A few weeks ago, she sent back my manuscript and at this meeting, we spoke at length about her suggestions. The call felt more like a therapy session than a discussion about my writing. One of Lynn's suggestions was for me to develop the characters… Continue reading The Revising Begins!
A New Year – A New Scene
I wrote a new scene in honor of New Years! I hope you enjoy it. 1937 was coming to a fast close. Rose hurried through the shops on Mariahilferstrasse to finish her errands. She needed to get back to her husband’s shop, LITAL, before the falling snow gained strength. Paul did not enjoy driving under… Continue reading A New Year – A New Scene
Ready for the Revision Stage!!
I just got the manuscript back from Lynn Palermo, my writing and accountability coach. I really struggled with the idea of hiring a professional to go through and do what is basically a developmental edit, but I'm so glad I did. (Developmental editing focuses on improving the big picture story elements such as plot, flow,… Continue reading Ready for the Revision Stage!!
My Interview on “Woodbury Writes”
Recently, I participated in a new podcast sponsored by our local library in Woodbury, CT. Sandy Carlson, Woodbury's Poet Laureate, did a wonderful job making me feel comfortable during my very first podcast! You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the image below. Once you are on Sandy’s page, scroll down. I am… Continue reading My Interview on “Woodbury Writes”