Tag Archive | Finding Angel

Expectations Exceeded

Expectations Exceeded

  One of the first books I read when I started writing was Finding Angel by NAF alumna Kat Heckenbach. I fell in love with Toch Island. The descriptions are so vivid I felt like I was there. Something like Narnia for teens. Back in the day when I hated science fiction and fantasy, I would […]

I Listened So You Can Too

I Listened So You Can Too

There are three “modes” of learning:  visual, kinesthetic, and auditory. According to The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias (a book I highly recommend for parents, especially homeschoolers), the three modes are defined this way: Visual—learning by seeing and watching. Kinesthetic—learning by becoming physically involved and actually doing something with what’s being learned. Auditory—learning […]

WIP Report for September 1st, 2011

Here is the lastest NAF WIP report. The big news this month is that Kat Heckenbach‘s novel Finding Angel was published by Splashdown Books on September 1st. Congratulations Kat!

Splashdown + NAF = Cheesecake

A special note from Grace Bridges(aka Kiwi astronaut) . You may have noticed a trend among NAF authors to end up with Splashdown Books as their publisher. Perhaps you thought it was slightly odd. As indeed it could seem—one could very easily get to thinking it was an inside job, and wondering how much cheesecake […]

Little Book of Magic

“It is my little book of magic,” the girl said to the man who sat on the other side of the wide, wooden desk. “I have put my heart and soul in it. I want to share it.” The man pulled his glasses off and rubbed his nose. “No one wants a little book of […]

Whose Words?

My last post dealt with editing and the importance of knowing “which” words to delete or change when I was first trying to improve my manuscript for Finding Angel. Vague comments like, “It’s kind of wordy,” just didn’t help much. Specific suggestions are the key to a good critique. But suggestions need to be more […]

Which Words?

“It’s kind of wordy.” That’s what the first several beta-readers of Finding Angel said. My reply was always, “What makes it wordy?” But because my first readers weren’t writers they couldn’t quite put their fingers on it. It was highly frustrating, to say the least. I wanted Finding Angel to be good. Really good. I didn’t […]

This Is Who I Am!

I like books where the protagonist changes. I prefer books where he changes for the better, but I’ve read books where he changes for the worse. Once upon a time, Keven Newsome wrote a post about the Hero’s Journey. He revisited the concept in this post where he applied it to various movies, but the […]