Monthly archives: June, 2017

Exploding the small moments

One of my daughter’s earliest writing lessons was about “exploding the small moments.” And lest you scoff at a grade school writing lesson, it is one of the foundations of strong writing, so best learned early. Using your narrator’s voice, or your character’s POV, describe what the character does, says, thinks, feels, sees, and hears. Rather than …

Momentum

So, this post will be short today, as I have just rolled back home from Awesome Con in Washington, DC which was, well, awesome:) Plus it is Father’s Day, so I need to make a blueberry cobbler for the fathers in my life. I’ll blog about Awesome Con over on my website, Lillian Archer, for …

This One Time, at Word Camp…

This past week, most of us here on The Million Words were away at the 2017 Roaring Writers retreat, the annual gathering we’ve held for the past four years and where we came up with the initial idea for this blog. As usual, it was an amazing experience. As we do every year, we critiqued …

Finally!

I’ve been looking forward to this day for an entire year. It’s Sunday and I’m wrapping up another fabulous weekend of writers panels, catching up with friends I haven’t seen in too long, book shopping, parties, and people-watching with my husband, one of our favorite pastimes. I adore ConCarolinas, and I just got to see …