Saturday, November 1, 2014

#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 […]

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 […]

#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 mankind. And two […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 have, by now, developed the backbone of […]

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 you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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