Waiting for "The Call"

“Honey, it’s always crap. Every book I write is crap. It’s my job to fix the crap afterwards,” according to Nora Roberts. Well, I've got it half right. Still working on the "fixing it" part. "Trust your characters to be complex enough and to have enough emotional baggage. Force them to make hard choices." Advice from Michelle Styles that might help!

Just for Lacey- the Fairy Dust Angel November 22, 2010

Filed under: Writing and Life — Autumn Macarthur @ 11:26 am
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I couldn’t find the Inspiration Fairy, so I kidnapped borrowed the Fairy Dust Angel from Chelsea instead.

Shhh, don’t let her know, she might want him back, but I hear she has quite enough inspiration already today. That woman is a Blaze ideas machine, so hot she’s smokin’!

I’m sure she won’t mind lending him to you for just a little while…

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Fairy Dust? I want some of that! June 26, 2010

Filed under: Writing and Life — Autumn Macarthur @ 11:54 am
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One of my crit buddies Robyn has a don’t-miss post on the nature of inspiration over on the Seven Sassy Sisters blog today. Where do those magical, out-of-nowhere ideas come from?

Her Fairy Dust angel has to be seen to be believed…

I had my own fairy dust moment this week (missed seeing the angel, unfortunately!) while struggling with the synopsis for Marrying Ms Wright. One key thing that will hopefully fix my worst plot holes and “characters acting out of character” problems from the first draft.

Yippee! Hope it works!