Author Interview with Blake Chorpenning
This month’s interview is with Blake Chorpenning. Blakely Chorpenning lives and loves with her family in the American South. She hopes to create a lasting bond with readers through complex characters and raw situations that speak beyond age, background, and time. She is the author of 'Frayed' and 'Souled Out'. 'Tin Moon' is her literary fiction debut. What was an early experience where you learned that language had power? Ninth grade was hard for a lot of reasons. It is for a
Writing in the dark ... The pros and cons of being a writer.
As we approach the summer months, I’m looking forward to writing bathed in sunlight. But, even on the sunniest of days, we sometimes write in the dark. Not literally of course. Writing as a career has some definite perks and some gnarly cons. It’s something they don’t tell you in the handbook when you decide to pick up a pen and start writing. The perks usually outweigh the cons, but there are times when the darker side of writing takes its toll. This week, I want to explore
Dive beneath the words ... An exploration of subtext
Subtext is a tricky beast to tame, but once you’ve mastered it, a whole new world of nuance opens up. Subtext is the meaning behind the words. The themes and messages that lay beneath what is being said. Actors study subtext to convey the emotion behind the words they speak. Writers must dive beneath the words as well. Think back to a favorite book. One you’ve read multiple times. One that becomes more meaningful with each reading because you uncover something new. Chances ar
Why writers need cats ...
Cats are often found in the company of writers. Some are more dog-shaped than feline, but it doesn’t matter. Cats (or pets in general) provide much-needed inspiration for the writer’s muse (and are often endlessly entertaining). As I write this, my kitten, Puck, is dragging a shoelace around the house. I’m not entirely sure where he got it. It probably belongs to one of my son’s shoes. Now, this shoelace has been through every room in the house at least twice in the last hour
It's Sneak Peek Week! Check out The Riding Hood Files, part 2.
This week, I'm featuring and another excerpt from The Riding Hood Files, Book 2 in my Twisted Files series. It will be released Fall 2017. In anticipation of its release, subscribe to my website and get a free e-book of The Snow White Files, Book 1 in the Twisted Files series. Life has taken an unexpected turn for Stasia Weatherly. After solving the case of the missing Lily Whitaker, Stasia and Brendan have become full partners as private investigators and they’ve taken their