BEDS Day 21 – WebComic!

Blog Every Day in September – WebComic Promotion!

A good friend of mine, Arden Power (@ArdenPowell) has a new webcomic premiering with the first 5 pages going live on October 4th!

The first thing that you will notice about her webcomic is the color choice. She uses color combinations that make you feel as if you have just stepped into a fairy tale.

One thing that catches my eye is the elegant, historical feel of the comic. I feel like I am stepping into an ornate ball room with the band playing and people dancing. I feel like I should be eating finger sandwiches and sipping tea while reading.

Can’t wait for the 4th for the premiere!

If you are interested in some other works by Arden, check out her tumblr account at http://sharkdraws.tumblr.com/.

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BEDS Day 20 – Favorite Writing Book

What is your favorite book on the craft of novel writing?

For me, it would have to be ‘Beyond The Words‘ by Bonnie Goldberg.

Her’s was one of the first creative writing books that I ever read. I loved the sections on percolation the most. It talks about even if you are not putting words on paper, you are thinking about your characters, scenes, settings, and such. You don’t have to be putting actually words down to be writing and norishing your writerly self.

Your writerly self is also another good topic in the book. It talks about taking time to get your writing self in working order just as you would your everyday, regular self.

I always keep her book on my desk or near my bed. It’s usually always in reach.

What is your favorite book on the craft of writing?

Let me know in the comments section below!

BEDS Day 19 – Get Lost!

Do you ever feel like you’re in a slump?

I know I have. My advice, get lost!

Go out and just start walking or driving and see where you end up. Go somewhere you have never been before. It could be a new bookstore or coffee shop that you never knew existed. It could be a museum or a new library.

Libraries are fun because you can find a new book to read but you can also find a new place to write as well. I love finding older, darker libraries that have cold air running through them and quiet, out of the way places to sit and read or write.

So, my advice if you’re in a slump, GET LOST! See what new and exciting places you can find!

What’s a place that you found recently that you never knew existed?

Let me know in the comments section below!

BEDS Day 18 – Writer Promotion

Strike Up the Band, Book 3 in the Wilde Love series by my good friend Sam Burns will be releasing on Wednesday, September 27th!Strike Up the Band (Wilde Love Book 3) by [Burns, Sam]

Jake McKenna doesn’t want to be here. He doesn’t want to be on tour, he doesn’t want to be playing guitar, and he definitely doesn’t want anything to do with Brian Mulholland. He’s biding his time until the tour is over so that he can walk away from his music career for good.

Brian didn’t ask to be here. Okay, maybe he did. Fine, you know what? He wanted this. He may not like the circumstances that have landed him in his dream job, but he’s not going to let anyone ruin it for him, even if it’s the insanely hot guitarist he’s had a crush on since the first time he saw the band play. He will win over Jake McKenna if it’s the last thing he ever does.

She’s on a roll!! A book every two months! If her past books are any indication, this is going to be an awesome roller-coaster ride of  a read that will keep you hooked all the way till the end!

Grab you pre-order today!

BEDS Day 17 – Writing Soundtracks

Do you write with a soundtrack playing in the background or do you need silence?

For me personally, I like to use Ambient Noises. I’m a huge fan of Harry Potter and I came across a YouTube channel chock full of Harry Potter ambient sounds!

Check out ASMR Rooms! They have a large assortment of Ambient Sounds, not just the Harry Potter world!

I’ve never been a fan of music playing when I write. I can’t stand the singing/lyical aspect. I do well with just the instrumental playing.

What do you have playing while you write? Let me know in the comments section below!

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BEDS Day 16 – Favorite Fall Treat

What is your favorite fall seasonal treat?

I bet those of you who read my BEDS Day 11 Coffee Corner post, you can probable guess what my favorite holiday treat is!

ANYTHING PUMPKIN!!

I’m one of those people! Give me a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino or a Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte and I’m a happy camper! Closer to winter time and my taste change or rather get added to. Closer to the colder temperature, I’m a fan of pumpkin coffee or peppermint cappuccino.

But Pumpkin is always in the forefront of my wants during the Fall and Winter.

What are you favorite seasonal treats?

Let me know in the comments section below!

BEDS Day 15 – High School Nostalgia

Do you ever feel nostalgic for high school?

I know I do. I dreaded high school when I was there but I did quite a bit of writing then. It was what kept me sane during trying times. Even to this day, I use writing as an escape for life.

Now though, years later, I miss high school. I miss seeing all my friends on a daily basis. I miss the stimulation of learning new things each day.

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One of the most memorable things I learned was learning to write HTML (web pages) by hand in Notepad. It’s a lot like writing a novel. You have to write meticulously because one little misstep and all of you code could quit working.

I learned it my junior year in high school and I still use it to this day. I will sometimes sit down and just tinker with code. When I feel nostalgic for high school, I write code.

One thing I stumbled upon in school during learning to code was a website called Dynamic Drive DHTML, specifically the code to make snow flakes drift down your webpage. Now, that’s not all you can do. You can change the code and image and have pumpkins or leaves fall down you webpage.pageSample

It took me quite a bit of time the other day because I couldn’t remember exactly where I had gotten that code from but I finally found it. You can find the same code here!

It’s funny how you get nostalgic for some weird things?

It always seems to hit me in the Fall season though. I guess that’s because August is when school always started.

Do you get a feeling of nostalgia at times?

Let me know down in the comments section below.

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