#AngelWarz – Prologue
Note: The prologue for #AngelWarz is the only episode I’ll post on the blog. If you or your young readers would like to receive all the episodes, subscribe to my newsletter over there on your right. Each episode will also include Writer’s Notes for young writers. This is the first installment of a four year journey. You’ll get one episode per... [Read more of this review]
Organizing Schedules So You Can Find More Time to Write
As writers it’s easy to make excuses not to write, but add a busy family and back to school schedules, and it seems like squeezing in writing time is impossible. The key to finding writing time is getting organized and intentional about your “free time” no matter how much or little you have. But first it’s important to figure... [Read more of this review]
#AngelWarz: The Beginning of the End Starts in 2 Weeks
The final, epic battle for humanity won’t be fought by humans.
#AngelWarz is the story of two kids who soon discover that they’re not ordinary. They’re descendants of angels. Fallen angels. The Nephilim. These were the Fallen who took human wives and created offspring that would become the enemy of Israel and, eventually, all of... [Read more of this review]
Top 10 Signs You May Have an Instagram Probelm
Photo courtesy Flickr Creative Commons and swpave
I enjoy Instagram as much as the next guy. But some of you are getting a little carried away. Here are my top 10 signs that you have an Instagram problem.
10. You sign your name with little hearts and smiley faces around it.
9. Your cat has had more published photos than Jennifer Lopez.
8. All ten-thousand... [Read more of this review]
Are There Angels Among Us?
Photo Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons and gacabo
We’ve always been a little obsessed by angels. And why not? Of all the characters in the bible, angels are the most common, yet the least understood. They are usually sent as God’s messengers. The angel Gabriel told Mary that she’d give birth to Jesus. The angel Michael gave Daniel some incredible... [Read more of this review]
Your Hero’s Goal
I’ve been spending the month of October preparing for NaNoWriMo. Without a plan, you could easily waste 50,000 words next month. I’ve been going into detail over at my personal blog–www.RonEstradaBooks.com. I’ll hit the main points here. Today, we’ll discuss your hero’s goal.
First, let’s review:
You should... [Read more of this review]
2 Essential Elements of a Scene
The characters of Breaking Bad have different goals…this creates conflict!
If you’ve been following along with my NaNoPlotMo method of plotting, or even if you haven’t, eventually you have to write the scenes. Be excited! This is the fruition of your labor. Now you’re free to create without fear of missing some key story element.
If... [Read more of this review]
State Your Theme
A lot of things have to happen in the first twenty pages of your novel. You’re busy introducing characters, setting, smashing that perfect opening line (stop it…It’s not as important as everyone says). But there is something often overlooked by writers. That is the statement of your theme.
The Story Question
The Theme and Story Question... [Read more of this review]
What’s Wrong with Looking Toward the Mountaintop?
It’s been a while since I had something to say. A while since I felt like I had something encouraging to say. Truth is, I’ve been the one needing the encouragement.
But today I was reminded of something as I opened by bible for the first time in a long time. Since I dusted off a devotion book I haven’t read in probably a year. And... [Read more of this review]
The 6 Month Novel? YOU decide!
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Uploading a Vlog on What’s Happening at Writer…Interrupted
was harder than I thought! But I did one!!! And I’m having trouble uploading it to the blog because it exceeded the limits… So trying to upload it to my Youtube account. Stay tuned and say a prayer!!
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6 Month Novel Interrupted by the Super Bowl?
Well, not really… more like the 6 month novel was interrupted by the snow storm and a lack of planning and the Super Bowl, but I’ll get to all that later.
Today was the day my crit partner and I started our 6 month novel, starting with the “Idea to Premise!” We talked about it (a little,) and I planned out a vlog to do on Sunday... [Read more of this review]
Top 10 Observations from the Jury Box
This last week, I had the opportunity to serve on a jury. While there, I noticed a lot of little details about jury duty that I’d never realized. So, here are my Top 10 Observations from the Jury Box
10. Judges and their clerks are responsible for the current global sticky-note shortage.
9. Most of the people sitting in the courtroom are just... [Read more of this review]
Um… I’ve Been a Little Interrupted
And I’m perfectly okay with it.
It’s taken me a really long time to be okay with not writing, or not worrying about writing, or not stressing about keeping a blog schedule. But it’s a beautiful and freeing place to be.
As a new writer there was this sense of urgency to write and publish, and with that came a lot of heartache and disappointment... [Read more of this review]
The 6 Month Novel
Due to technical difficulties, we didn’t get off to a quick start after the new year. But we’re here now. And we’ve got a lot planned!
Writer…Interrupted is taking a new approach. While we’ll still have some inspirational moments, we’re going to focus more on getting the job done. How do you, the... [Read more of this review]
How Do You Refuel During the Holidays When You’re Running on Empty?
I feel like the last couple of weeks I’ve been coasting down hill, running on empty. Like many people, my life has become insanely busy during the holidays and the more important things have been pushed to the curb or all together forgotten.
Often times I’ve thought of pulling off the interstate to refuel, but obstacles in the road of life... [Read more of this review]
The Rule of 5
As we near year’s end, many of us are setting goals for 2014. You are, aren’t you? Writers should always set goals. Discipline is a component of our craft that may rank even higher than talent. The world is awash with brilliant writers who have never been published. These are the ones who weren’t disciplined enough follow through... [Read more of this review]
Release the Novel in You! Online Christmas Break Class!
When you friends ask you what you did over break, you can say…
“I wrote a novel!!”
3 weeks to choose from!
December 16th – 20
December 23rd -29th (extended due to the holiday)
December 30 – January 3
Is there a Novel Inside of You?
Christmas Break Novel Writing Online Class
will have you writing it in no time!
Will... [Read more of this review]
The 52 Books Challenge
Over on my blog, RonEstradaBooks.com, I’ve started a challenge. Having heard a few too many of my friends, both virtual and real, tell me that they never read any more, I decided to ask them, and you, if you can commit to 52 books in 2014. A book a week. Paper, e-book, or audio.
I have two reasons for doing this:
1. I’m a writer. It just... [Read more of this review]
Writing Interruptions: Handling the Holidays
“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time. Ephesians 5:15-16a”
One of the biggest interruptions I deal with lasts over two months, is tons of fun, often is full of sweet family memories, and always plays havoc with my entire schedule – starting with my writing plans!
If you haven’t... [Read more of this review]
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