What’s Your Creative Writing Style? Tips for Developing Your Voice | Writing Forward

I have been working on creating my writing style... here are some great tips to help! 😀   Develop a distinct and recognizable writing style by examining your voice. Source: What's Your Creative Writing Style? Tips for Developing Your Voice | Writing Forward

What Makes Iconic Characters Unforgettable? | Writing Forward

Here is some great information about creating iconic characters: You know these iconic characters: Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, and many more. What makes them so unforgettable? Source: What Makes Iconic Characters Unforgettable? | Writing Forward

My Debut Novel: Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling-It all begins here… Chapter One.

Look at what our Ronovan, from “Ronovan Writes” has been up to! P.S. This book sounds amazing! Pirates, history, battles, rum, and …

Author Ronovan Hester

Coming February of 2016 is my debut novel, a historical adventure written with award winning author PS Bartlett, titled Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling, a prequel to her Ivory Shepard series of books. Through this novel you discover the beginnings of the beginnings. And how Gabriel Wallace is involved with the gentleman pirate who devotes his life to freeing the women kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery.

Here I give you the novel’s first chapter, with a taste of who and what is involved and a way to know in advance the book’s pace and the beginning of Gabriel’s Fall.

Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling

Chapter One

“Gabriel, there’s trouble brewing upstairs,” Miles Jacobs said, taking an empty chair at the corner table of the tavern. When I observed my Lieutenant’s set jaw and clenched teeth, I immediately appreciated the seriousness of his words. My eyes followed his to the steps at the opposite end of…

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Mindful Monday Healthy Living – Choose Your Eating Battles

Welcome to Mindful Monday – Healthy Living! Each week I try to examine new or sometimes old things about myself on my journey to becoming healthier. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to, … Continue reading Mindful Monday Healthy Living – Choose Your Eating Battles

Reflections on a River Crossing: Our Collective Journey from Despair to Hope, by Kate McManus

I would like to introduce you all to a new friend of mine, Kate McManus from Austrailia, who writes about her house sitting experiences. I would love her job! "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, … Continue reading Reflections on a River Crossing: Our Collective Journey from Despair to Hope, by Kate McManus

10 Healthier Christmas Cookie Recipes Under 135 Calories ‹ Hello Healthy

Make Santa Claus’s “nice” list with a batch of jolly holiday cookies! We know you have a lot of options so we’ve put together a list of cookies that trim down on the traditi… Source: 10 Healthier Christmas Cookie Recipes Under 135 Calories ‹ Hello Healthy

How to Use Emotional Appeal to Give Readers All the Feels | Better Novel Project

I love the Better Novel Project! ❤ Christine’s note: This is a guest post by Kaitlin Hillerich from InkandQuills.com. Why do you love your favorite book? Yes, it probably has realistic characters and a fabulous plot. Maybe it’s set in a magical world or a country you love. Maybe it’s packed with action or has … Continue reading How to Use Emotional Appeal to Give Readers All the Feels | Better Novel Project

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #75 Charm & Look

Ronovan gives us some stupendous words again this week: "charm and look." I love all the meanings of these words and how versatile they are. In addition, we are asked to use opposites. Ronovan says: "If your first sentence is about how lovely something is, the second sentences should be how horrible it is." Make … Continue reading RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #75 Charm & Look

Blogging – One Year Later

Let’s help Lance out so that he achieves his goal of 250 followers! ❤

Write to Inspire

I officially started my blog on 16th November 2014, but the original objective was to raise visibility of my debut novel, Eleven Miles, which was published on the 16th of December.

Since then, I have made so many good friends on WordPress. I have learned a lot, especially by participating in Blogging 101. Most of all, I have had a lot of fun exploring other blogs and posting a variety of posts and pages on my own blog.

coachI am particularly proud of my time-traveling Coach Tours, which have proved to be very popular. The latest, number seven, visited the Shandu Summer Palace, where my tourists met Kublai Khan and Marco Polo. In the words of one of my friends, “it was a hoot!”

If you like quotes, you really should join Silver Threading’s (Colleen Chesebro) Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Not only is it a lot of…

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