Writer Victory!—Yearning, Empathy, & How Political Correctness is Killing Diversity in Literature

•July 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Edie didn't care the Johnny was the funniest looking puppy she'd ever seen. Edie didn’t care the Johnny was the weirdest puppy she’d ever seen.

After deviating last week, today we tackle the final letter in our Writer Acrostic. Thus far, we’ve covered: V is for Voluntarily Submit. Anticipate trials and challenges and understand there is far more strength in bending than breaking. I was for Identify Problem Areas. We can’t fix what we fail to acknowledge. Our profession hinges on us writing better today than we did yesterday. C was for Change Your Mind. We can only achieve what we can first conceive. Make your mind and set it and keep it set.

T was for Turn Over our Future. When we let go of things we can’t control, we’re far more powerful to drive and direct that which we can. R was for Remember Writers are Magicians. This isn’t a hobby or “playtime.” Our society is only…

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Description—How to Make Readers Fall In & Never Escape

•July 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Sidewalk chalk art near Regent’s Canal in London. Sidewalk chalk art near Regent’s Canal in London.

Today we’re going to address a topic that—GASP—I don’t believe we’ve ever covered in almost 800 blogs. Namely because it is a tricky one to address. We’re going to talk about description. For those who never use description or very sparse description? Don’t fret. That’s just your voice. Readers like me who looooove description will probably gravitate to other books and that is OKAY.

Personally, I’m not a fan of austere modern houses with stainless steel everything and weird chairs no human could sit in and most cats would avoid, but? There are plenty of people who dig it. I also don’t like a lot of knick-knacks and clutter. Makes me want to start cleaning.

Same with books. Not too little or too much. Yeah, I’m Literary Goldilocks.

Plain fact? We can’t please everyone. Description (or lack thereof) is a component of…

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The wandering Witch

•July 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The Wandering Witch

Something new has been added! This is my next project I’m working on – something for you fantasy lovers out there outside the Remnants universe, or is it?

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Book Three is Live

•June 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Book Three is Live

Book three is now available on Amazon and for Kindle as well as the E-store.  The webpage has been updated to reflect the new changes.  You are welcome to pick up a copy before the convention but I will have a special price and deal at the convention if you wait.  The choice and the link is now yours…

Cover Reveal for Book 3

•May 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Cover Reveal for Book 3.

Cover Reveal for Book 3

•May 30, 2014 • 1 Comment

Cover Reveal for Book 3

Join me for some free stuff, friends, and fun during the cover reveal of the next exciting part of the thrilling, action-packed cyber-punk novel series Remnants the Corporate Chronicles.  Book 3 Of Love and War.

Invites are open so feel free to invite your friends, your family, your dog/cat, your alien home world, or dimension just invite everyone!

Writer Victory!—Remember Writers are Magicians

•May 29, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Original Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Anurag Agnihotri Original Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Anurag Agnihotri

Today we tackle the next letter in our Writer Acrostic. Thus far, we’ve covered: V is for Voluntarily Submit. Anticipate trials and challenges and understand there is far more strength in bending than breaking. I was for Identify Problem Areas. We can’t fix what we fail to acknowledge. Our profession hinges on us writing better today than we did yesterday. C was for Change Your Mind. We can only achieve what we can first conceive. Make your mind and set it and keep it set. T was for Turn Over our Future. When we let go of things we can’t control, we’re far more powerful to drive and direct that which we can.

R—Remember Writers Are Magicians. Words are powerful and those with the skills to use them masterfully hold the power of the universe. Our…

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