Archive | August 2015

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7x7x7x7 Writing Challenge

Monday is the new Sunday, guys! . . . Well, not really—I just missed this Sunday challenge on Twitter (@WritingIzzy). Even so, I’m accepting it. BIG thanks to my fellow writers and mentee hopefuls @Married2ARod and @alannalp. Advertisements

Speak Up! Friday Quotes (23)

A wonderful, and I do mean wonderful, beta reader of mine found out my main character was black in the later half of my first chapter. When she did, she strongly suggested that I make my MC’s race clearer from the beginning (to “show her skin color” and “describe her neighborhood”)—because this beta had pictured someone who looked […]

White Leaves (Flash Fiction)

To the wonderful Priceless Joy, for hosting Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (75 – 175 words) and Dawn M. Miller for providing the inspiring photo prompt this week. If you haven’t heard of or joined this challenge, please do yourself a favor and check out PJ’s blog for more details and entertaining entries. You won’t regret it. Without […]

Izzy May I: The Write Catalyst

Hey hey, my loves. Welcome back to “Izzy May I.” To start us off again, here’s an excellent question someone asked me yesterday: What is the initial incident that springs your main character(s) towards your story’s main plot?

Ooh ooh — me! Pick me! (Flash Fiction + Speak Up!)

Yep, I’m jumping back into this challenge. Thank you, Priceless Joy, for hosting Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (75 – 175 words) and you, pixabay.com, for providing the inspiring photo prompt this week. If you haven’t heard of or joined this challenge, please take the time to check out PJ’s blog for more details and entertaining entries. ~*~ […]

THAT MOMENT WHEN THURSDAYS (17)

…you’ve been gone for too long. For starters, my name’s Isabelle, but please feel free to call me Izzy (or if you know me on AgentQuery Connect, VitaCoco — based on my favorite coconut water ^_^ ). I’m a YA suspense/contemporary writer who got caught up in the scrambles of life and neglected her blogging family. Yes!