Misadventures in Editing: Amethyst Under Arrest

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel.  “Get your hands off of me!” I could hear Amethyst screaming from inside the conference room. I ran into the door and fell backwards.  No […]

Misadventures in Editing: Henry’s Theme Song

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel.  The past few days working with Amethyst were a bit stressful – for both of us.  It’s a sad world we live in when imaginary […]

Misadventures in Editing: Torturing My Main Character

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. If something like this has ever happened to you, please tell me in the comments. I scribbled away inside my notebook, trying to get the […]

Misadventures in Editing: Don’t Bite the Hand that Writes You!

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. If something like this has ever happened to you, please tell me in the comments. “No, no,” Dr. Palmer said, shaking his head. “I can’t have […]

Misadventures in Editing: Potty Talk

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. If something like this has ever happened to you, please tell me in the comments. “Please come out,” Celeste whined while tapping on the door […]

Misadventures in Editing: A Discussion with Dr. Palmer

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. Dr. Palmer squirmed in his chair.  I’m no mind reader, but I’d guess by glancing at the straight jacket wrapped around his upper torso, he […]

Misadventures in Editing – The Round Table Discussion

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. There they sat – waiting for me.  I stood behind the two-way mirror watching as my characters walked into the conference room, each taking a […]

Dear M&M People

Today is day 7 of the Writer’s Digest challenge and I’m a bit behind.  Yesterday, we were supposed to follow a bunch of people on Twitter. Well, I was already following 800 some people on Twitter so I didn’t add anymore.  Oops.  Today’s challenge was to respond to three people who followed you back and say “hi” or anything that’s not, […]

There are no rules: Day 4

Today’s challenge was to claim my domain name.  That’s not something I’m going to be able to do today, because money is tight right now.  However, if you do a Google search of A. Marie Silver, that brand is definitely mine. So, since I was supposed to list my short-term and long-term goals on October 1st,  I’d like to take the […]

There are no rules: Day 3

Today’s challenge is to: A. Create a blog. Been there. Done that. Check! B. Write a post for today. In progress C. Share the URL to my blog onto the writer’s digest platform challenge page. I will in a just a moment.  First, I need to get back to part B. One of the examples listed for post topics was to […]