Follow the evolution of the Writer Knapsack (and even participate and help make decisions) as I create the face and materials of a new and different take on helping writers in this crazy world of publishing. Join me from the beginning and watch the website change as I work on sketches to a final logo, offer tips and tales toward final production, and develop an array of materials for those living the writing life...all to fill the pockets of your own writer knapsack.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

How cute is this!

I've been needing a new office chair for a bit now--the old one having lost its hydraulics and I kept having to adjust the height constantly for comfort.

I found one online and showed my husband--who rarely goes online in the first place.  But he did and order it for my birthday!

How cute is this...

Yep, I know how lucky I am and am thankful for him every single day 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Quick tips pulled from the pockets of the writer knapsack

POV and Mirrors

Unless the main POV character can see himself/herself in a mirror, they cannot see his/her face to describe it—they can “feel” expression, but not visually see an expression.

For Example:

Fly Telling

Anger darkened his features as he fought against the need to punch someone.

Deeper POV

His brows tightened, and he clenched his jaw against the need to punch someone.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Relaxation and Creativity

September's Labour Day weekend is the same as January 1st for me...a new beginning, time to get re-organized, and implement new routines.

The best part, however, are the two weeks before, when my family goes on our annual camping electronics, no technology, and books to read made of paper.

This year was a little different because the first half of the trip was just me and my one child while my husband and oldest headed for Newfoundland for the Eastern National Softball tournament--a real high for the team and they came in 4th!!  So proud.

This year, I took my art supplies and the two of us had fun doing another favorite hobby I just don't get time for between two jobs and multiple sports for the kids.  Here are some samples of my paintings...all interpretive of course LOL, but most I'm pretty proud of...

And my favorite of that week is...

On the second week the other two joined us and we just had such a great, relaxing time with awesome weather and a view of the lake.

This yearly break from the rush of life also gives me time to consider the past year, what worked, what didn't, what needs to change, and I make decisions for that re-organizing. By the time I get back, I'm raring to go and have a good, solid outlook and least for the remainder of the year :)