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 […]

There Are No Rules: Day Two

Today’s challenge is to set my short-term and long-term goals for my writing. Short-term goals: Finish the October challenge. Finish the second draft of my novel – this year. Pray that Hurricane Joaquin stays away from the East Coast. Start writing the first draft of my second novel. Preferably this year, but January 2016 works as well. Continue my blog […]

There Are No Rules: Day 1

Writer’s Digest is hosting a platform challenge for the month of October, and since today is the first day of October – oh the irony – it’s time for me to begin! The challenge for today is to define yourself as a writer and our challenge host, Robert Lee Brewer, provided the following chart for us to use. Name: A. […]

642 Things to Write About: The End of the World

Today’s challenge is, “Put two people who hate each other in an elevator for 12 hours. What happened?” “Why on Earth were your parents in the same building today?”  The detective stood before me, doing his absolute best to be intimidating.  It wasn’t working.  But that wasn’t his fault.  His intimidation act was the best I’d seen in years.  It’s […]