Monthly Newsletter

September, 2018

Thrilled to Welcome You

Hello, everybody. My name is Kiera-Lynn Hart.

I created this site with the hope that you, my fellow readers and writers, will be able to learn in good time and good health what took me a long time and some heartache to learn. It is called Five for Writing because, as you will soon see, Top Five lists are my forte.

It is difficult to put into words how thrilled I am to be making both my literary and blogging debut.

But, since I am a writer, I will try.

Before I took on writing as a profession, I was an avid appreciator of the art form, eating books, stage plays, and films in every genre specifically for that seemingly inextricable aspect.

Alas, although I adored it, I figured it was reserved for geniuses, whose ideas came to them on a whim and who wrote their both first and final draft in one long, continuous thought.

So, imagine my surprise when I found out that writing is an attainable skill, as much a science as it is an art!

I’ve decided to start out with one post in each category.  In no particular order, I will name the devices under their theme briefly, and then go into each one in more detail one by one, corresponding with the numbers.

Stamina is all about getting the nerve up to plunge into a writing project, be it your first or your one-hundredth, and avoiding some of the pitfalls that may be littered along your way.

No two authors have the exact same process. Plot comes in to give you tried-and-true options on how to brainstorm, organize, and fine-tune your story, be you a planner, a pantser, or somewhere in between.

Character is reserved for getting more in-depth with the cast of your story, from motivations, to actions, to reactions.

Comedy is another art-science hybrid all its own, and here you will find opposites to unite in order to create it, suggestions on where and when to insert it in your story, and if it is appropriate for story (or, if it is not, is that precisely why it should be in there).

Romance. Notes on how relationships can begin while avoiding cliché, be tested without the lovers ceasing to deserve each other, and end sweetly, sadly, and everything in between.

National Novel Writing Month is going to be here before we know it. I happen to be a three-time champion, and will welcome any questions you may have about what the experience can be like.

If you intend to contact me for reading purposes as opposed to writing ones, I will personally answer any requests or questions you might have with equally as much joy.

 

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