Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
As you now know, Patricia's new book is called Influenced. I was lucky enough to read an early copy and it is a lot of fun! Here's my review!
The stories are quick reads with intriguing characters (both mortal and otherwise). You'll find yourself thinking of the message behind the stories long after you finish the last page.
There is no Light without Dark.
Influencers are the voices that whisper in our ears. Tiny Angels and Devil sitting on our shoulders and guiding our choices. They are sworn to thwart the other. It is their duty.
Or so they thought…
Nothing is as it seems and questions are piling up. Do Kale and Ariel have the strength to face the truth? Will Antonia and Landon be forced to choose a side? Can Soleil break through to Kemuel? Three tales, three choices: Light. Dark. Or the shades of gray between.
Which one will win?
About the Author
Patricia Josephine is a writer of Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi Romance books. She actually never set out to become a writer, and in fact, she was more interested in art and band in high school and college. Her dreams were of becoming an artist like Picasso. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head for fun. That was the start of her writing journey, and she hasn't regretted a moment. When she's not writing, she's watching Doctor Who or reading about serial killers. She's an avid knitter. One can never have too much yarn. She writes Young Adult Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Fantasy under the name Patricia Lynne.
Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.
Social Media Links:
Website: - https://www.patriciajosephine.com
Patreon - http://bit.ly/2sHZ3Vr
Ko-Fi - https://ko-fi.com/pattyauthor07
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pattyauthor07
Newsletter - http://bit.ly/2qOsvbm
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13460894.Patricia_Josephine
Amazon Author Page - https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00UH7GAK0
How about you? Iron Man or Wolverine? Light or Dark? Who are you working on influencing? Anyone influencing you?
Monday, August 10, 2020
I'm been asked multiple times about Scrivener and why it works for me, so I thought I'd put together a few posts. Hopefully, they're helpful!
The first post on The Basics is here.
I don't use the whole range of tools in Scrivener but I've found that MANY of the features really work for my brain. This program has saved my sanity and my stories on many occasions.
In this post, I'll talk about the physical layout of the Scrivener program. This is probably the main reason I love Scrivener.
Like any word document or writing program, there is a blank space for you to write. In the screenshot above you can see the main writing space is in the middle.
On the left is the Binder. It's the organizer for your project. Each of the arrows shows that there are files or folders within. On the right is the Info section. The small blue icon in the very top left either hides or shows this panel. I generally have this hidden to give me more writing space.
For me, one of the biggest reasons for using Scrivener is that I can have 2 writing spaces open and visible at the same time. If you can see it, in the top right corner of the main writing space above is an icon showing 2 rectangles together. With one click I get this.
As you can see, I've also clicked the blue icon to hide the info panel. If you have notes in there, you might want it open. If you want to label the scenes (pov, settings, point in the novel, first draft...) you'll have to have it open. The tool for that is at the bottom of the Info panel.
There are many reasons I might want 2 writing panels open.
When I'm working on the first draft, I often have the Character's Path section open on the right while I type in the left. This keeps me on track with Goals and Flaws. I might also have the Secondary Characters file open to help me remember the name of the coffee shop baker or the pizza delivery guy.
|(Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash)|
I also use the second panel to fact check within the MS. I can easily scroll through to find out what I need to know without losing the place where I'm working.
Sometimes I have the previous scene open on the right to make sure the flow works.
Sometimes I'm skimming through the MS on the left and copy/pasting good Pull/Promo Quotes into the file on the right.
Other times I'm using the research page I've saved into the research file so I don't have Gage fishing for walleyes out of season.
Often I have my To Add, Change, Remove file open on the right while I'm revising on the left.
Or my file of overused words...
So the double writing space feature of Scrivener is probably my favourite feature. What about you? Do you think the double writing space feature would help you? Do you have any other ideas for ways to use that second space?
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
It's IWSG Day and Alex J. Cavanaugh and Denise Covey are hosting Bloo Moose!
At Alex's blog, we're talking movies and I'll be answering today's question over at Denise's blog. I hope you'll find time to pop by and visit!