welcome to my blog

welcome to my blog

i'm Michelle Gregory, a 55-year-old wife, mom, Jesus-follower, beginning French learner, and Arizona native who moved to Montana 6 years ago (yeah--that was a huge change). i collect way too many craft supplies (and occasionally use them), spend way too much time on Instagram and Facebook, obsessively check my email, and own 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 very large black cat. i've been working on the sequel to my one fantasy novel for 9 years (don't you feel better now?). i haven't done anything here for a long time, but maybe jumping back into blogging will get the writer side of my brain humming again.

all of that may be more than you wanted to know, but anyway...

August 19, 2010

some great writing resources

in my quest to make myself write the scene that's been dogging at me for a month, (and also as a way to put it off) i've been doing some research and have come across some great writing resources. i've shared a couple before, but i've added some new ones.

How and when to use hyphens:

English forums: Rules for Using Hyphens

English Plus Grammer: Rules for dividing words at the end of a line

What to do if you're stuck because you can't get the emotions right in a scene or don't know how to describe a certain setting or place:

The Emotional Thesaurus at the Bookshelf Muse.
(i spent a lot of time fooling around here. it's a goldmine... or is that gold mine?)

Several articles on how to write a good fight scene:

Helium: Writing Process - Fight Scenes

How to write a torture scene (are you scratching your head over this? i write fantasy and yes, there's going to be some torture, but i'm not going to tell you who and it's not going to be a lot...)

Writing Tip Page: Torture - Description
(there are other things here for writing. also, there is some adult content and language, just as a warning.)

i hope you find something useful from my procratinating... er... research.

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