When it came to the landscape for Kios, for some reason I had pictured it to be a mixture of Scotland, Ireland, and England. I had Pinterest boards started. I'd described it somewhat. I liked the idea. But I'd thought it through only a minuscule amount. And the more I thought about it, the less … Continue reading Kios: The Landscape Idea
Tag: Kios Trilogy
Re-Building Kios’ Storyworld (Part 1: What I’m starting with)
When I open up Pinterest on my computer and click on the search bar, my lovely previous searches come up "world building"and "writing prompts" and "exotic places" and "writing tips." Because, as it so happens, I'm a writer. And, as it so happens, Pinterest is a really great place to learn and plot and be inspired. … Continue reading Re-Building Kios’ Storyworld (Part 1: What I’m starting with)
Beta Readers – Thank You!
The responses I received from wannabe beta readers for Echoes has been nearly overwhelming and totally delightful. I blogged on Noveltea a week ago today asking for beta readers, then followed that up posting on Goodreads and my Go Teen Writers Facebook group. It's amazing to me how writers rally around each other and help out with beta reading, brainstorming, reviewing, and … Continue reading Beta Readers – Thank You!
Creating Characters That Don’t Blend Together
When I began writing the first version of Echoes when I was in my late teens I wrote over 50,000 words before I realized I had a big, big problem. The book was told in dual narration between identical twins - and they sounded identical. The chapters switched back and forth between narrators, but if I just randomly … Continue reading Creating Characters That Don’t Blend Together
Where Kios Came From
Working on Echoes reminds me once again of the start of the world in which the series takes place. I was sixteen that year, and for some very odd reason, I developed a fascination with the thought of being a slave in the medieval ages. Pretty much every time I did anything that year, in the back … Continue reading Where Kios Came From
Echoes – Exciting News
In a land where twins are outcasts, identical princesses masquerade as one girl - Rylie, heir to the throne; a secret not even their father knows. ♦♦♦ Kios has long been called barbaric by neighboring countries due to their practice of sentencing whole families to the City of Outcasts when echoes (two children at once) are … Continue reading Echoes – Exciting News