Defining Your GOALS for 2016 – What Do You Really Want Out of Your Writing?

Hi, everybody! I have had a highly successful week of writing in between the Christmas holiday and New Year's Eve. I have hit the half way mark in my novel, The Swamp Fairy, and am excited about how it is all coming together. I actually started from the first transcript I wrote and reworked the … Continue reading Defining Your GOALS for 2016 – What Do You Really Want Out of Your Writing?

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for Silver Threading. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 51,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 19 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading 2015 in review

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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Silver’s Book Reviews – “Prairie Moths – Memories of a Farmer’s Daughter,” by Judy Dykstra-Brown

Title:  Prairie Moths – Memories of a Farmer’s Daughter Author: Judy Dykstra-Brown File Size: 2447 KB Print Length: 50 pages Page Numbers Source ISBN:  Publisher: Judy Dykstra-Brown Publication Date: June 13, 2014 Sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.  Language: English ASIN: B00KZBJUGY Formats:  Kindle Genres: Biographies, Memoirs, Literature, Poetry *The author provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review, … Continue reading Silver’s Book Reviews – “Prairie Moths – Memories of a Farmer’s Daughter,” by Judy Dykstra-Brown

Silver’s Great Writing Adventure

Silver Threading will be taking a short writing hiatus to continue working on her first great work of fiction – The Swamp Fairy. From Wednesday, December 23, 2015, through Wednesday, December 30, 2015, Silver will be writing. There will be: NO Writers Quote Wednesday on 12/23/15 NO Mindful Monday – Healthy Living post on 12/28/15 … Continue reading Silver’s Great Writing Adventure

Christmas Trees Around the World – A Christmas Sharing Event

Image credit: Princess Sassy Pants & Co. Facebook Page Welcome to Christmas Trees Around the World, my first adventure in spreading peace and joy during the holiday season. I got this idea from all the great photos on Facebook that people were sharing of their Christmas trees and decorations. What fun! Happy Winter Solstice! Today is December … Continue reading Christmas Trees Around the World – A Christmas Sharing Event

4 Tactics to Create Your Novel’s Perfect Last Line

Sacha Black shares some great points here about writing the endings in YA fiction. Just what I needed to know! ❤ How about you?

Sacha Black

4 Tactics to Your Perfect Last line #YA Some time ago, I wrote a post examining howYA fantasy/dystopian novels opened, you can find it here. Well, the other day, I watched the final instalment of the Mockingjay from the Hunger Games trilogy. Despite its brutality,therewas one particular line right at the end of the film that piqued my interest. So I decided to flip that post on its head and look at YA endings.

Katniss climbed into bed with Peeta, gave him a hug and he leant in to say:

“You love me, real or not real?” and Katniss said, “Real.”

Time to admit a dirty secret I have been harbouring for a while now – yes, I’m ashamed! I haven’t read the Hunger Games. I know. I know. I’m a YA Fantasy/Dystopian writer, how could I NOT have read the Hunger Games…? It just sort of happened. Lets not talk about it. I’ll fix it…Soon.


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