Tenacity Prime Episode 4

Click here to read Tenacity Prime Episode 4! I realized that there’s no reason for me to post each episode on my blog and on Wattpad, so from now on I’ll only post on Wattpad and link the episode here. If you have issues reading on Wattpad, let me know, and I’ll go back to…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 3: New Boy Part 2

Lauren and Stephanie walked Ben to the door of his Intro to Tenacity Prime Elite Force class after lunch.  “You’ll have to tell us what class is like, I’ve heard it’s super intense,” Lauren said. “This class really shouldn’t be intense, it’s mostly informational, I think,” Ben said.  He observed his fellow classmates as they…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 2: New Boy Part 1

“We have very strict behavioral standards here on Tenacity.”  A smooth, pleasant voice filled the air as Benjamin Westley entered the kitchen of his family’s new living quarters. It was the morning of his first day of school on the space station. Dean was lounging on the soft white leather couch in the living room,…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 1: Welcome to Tenacity

“Go ahead.” Dean Westley gently pressed his son Benjamin’s shoulder blade with the palm of his hand, encouraging him towards a cheery blonde woman with a microchip gun in hand. “Why do I have to go first?” Benjamin mumbled over his shoulder. “Go, Ben.” Ben flushed red and stepped towards the young woman bearing a…

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Second Draft Observations

In the thick of my second draft of Dark House. Here are some observations I’ve had so far. Rewriting isn’t as scary as it seems – As I’ve mentioned in a couple of other posts, there was a major character trait that I had to write out of the first half of the book, because…

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Lowering My Expectations

When I decided to write Dark House (the working title of my book), I had some big plans. Some big, ridiculous plans. The first draft was supposed to be done by August 1st, giving me about four months to write it. That date has come and gone and I’m a little under halfway done with…

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I Used to Hate Writing

When I was in school, writing was something that I was “good” at. My parents, teachers, and peers complimented my ability to string coherent sentences together. But I didn’t like writing. It was a chore, albeit one that came easily to me. I knew how to figure out what each teacher was looking for and…

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Ditch Your Outline

I started working on my novel again yesterday after a two week hiatus. It took me two whole weeks to figure out what was holding me back. I didn’t want to write what I had planned in my outline. The next section was supposed to be a little different than the previous chapters. I was…

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How to Find Story Ideas

New ideas for fiction books pop into my head constantly (whether they are good ideas or not is another issue 😉 ). For example, I was at work the other week and suddenly thought, hospital…in space! Space hospital! Yes, that sounds ridiculous, but I promise the plot behind it could make for a great read. So I…

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Too Little Description?

I’m known to be blunt. I often find myself involved in a conversation between two people that goes something like this: Person 1: “blah blah unimportant details blah blah” Person 2: “I have no idea what you’re talking about. Do you understand, Kira?” Me: Condenses what Person 1 said into one or two simple sentences.…

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