Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Writing Quote

If you've read my running blog, Running Moose, you know I love good quotes.  This one popped up on the 12x12 forum.
Something that I'm actively working on, and always will when writing and editing, is to show, not tell.  This quote is a perfect reminder of that.  I may make this my background, but I do love the dragon/ warrior background I have now.

What is "Show, don't tell"?  Well, it's demonstrated perfectly in the quote.

Instead of writing, "It's raining" you might write, "Drops of water poured from the sky, pelting our bodies and soaking our clothes."

Why is it important to show not tell?  It helps create a feeling of what's going on in the story.  Showing in your writing makes your writing more powerful and draws the reader in.  It also just sounds better.

Do you have a favorite writing quote?  Or a great quote about books?  Share!!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Revising part two of Kona!

I've been working on part two of The Adventures of Kona and His Friends, which, for now, is titled 'The Lost Squirrel'.  In this story, Kona, Bella and Morgan try to help their new friend, Oscar, a squirrel, find a new home.  Why?  Well, I'm not going to tell you what happened to his old home.  I can't give too much away!

If you haven't read the first in the series, The Rabbit Who Wished He Could Fly, you can check it out on Amazon here.

Or, if you'd rather buy it directly from me and have it autographed, shoot me an e-mail here: erik (at) erikammon (dot) com  Just replace at with @ and dot with .   :)  Gotta keep those pesky spammers at bay!  The book costs $9.99, but if you send me an e-mail so I can send you an invoice by May 6th 11:59 P.M. I'll knock $1 off the cost to $8.99+tax, of course, (that's from me, I can't knock the dollar off amazon).  Shipping is $2.00 for the first book, $3.00 for 2, $4.00 for 3.  If you want more, let me know!!