Prudence MacLeod's Writings

I'm not just a wanna be farmer, I'm also a writer. I write romance, sci-fi, and action/adventure. Sometimes I even blend the three just for fun.

The romance novels are listed on the left of the page. The other books are listed on the right of the page. Please enjoy. You can also check the other pages of this blog for more.

I also play a lot of World of Warcraft; if you're a player you may spot where that hobby creeps into my writing. :)

You can contact me here: prudymac@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Secondary Characters


Hi folks,

Well, here we are again, working on the writing process. So, in previous posts we developed our main character and started her story rolling. Now we're going to let her interact with some folks. Of these, let's introduce somebody who can be a help to her.

We know she's had a troubled past, so the helper should be somebody who knows, remembers, and is a bit sympathetic. Maybe the man who was sheriff at that time in the past. 

Fair enough, so who is he and what's he like? I don't know about you, but I work better if I have a visual. I was sitting at the computer, trying to dream up my sheriff, and listening to music. There it was. Hoyt Axton singing about Della and the Dealer. I had a clear visual of him in Gremlins. Oh yeah, there's my retired sheriff. All I had left to do was let him say, "Hello."

Okay, so we have our girl in purple leather, the homecoming, and an old friend. Next week we'll meet someone who will throw a wrench into the quiet life she's trying to build.  

Can't wait for this painful process to work through? Pick up a copy of Hell Comes Home here.

Okay, so that was a bit of shameless self promotion. So, by way of apology I'll confess I am working on the sequel to Lady Blue. Maybe I'll give you a peek into what got that one going one day.

ROW 80 check in:

I set the course of this round as a finish the WIP I had on the go. I did that faster than I'd hoped. It's sitting on the computer, waiting for me to forget it then go back with fresh eyes.
This past week I started a new story, the sequel to Lady Blue. I am thrilled to say I already have 10K words on the WIP. Next week's target will be to add another 2500 words to that.

So, that's it for now. I hope all your writing adventures are wildly successful. Drop by and let me know how you're doing.

Bless
Pru

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Storyteller's Endgame



Hi there, fellow writers,

Last week I gave you an example of how I come up with a main character. Today I will share the process, or lack of process I use to get the story going. First, in the case of such a character as we found last week, it is a given she will kick ass and take names. The only questions are whose ass and why? What is the endgame target?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Farm Progress

Hi Folks,

Well, it's Sunday, time for a farm report. Writing discussion is on Wednesday, but you knew that already. Okay, on with it.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Creating Characters. Where the story begins.


Hey there, fellow writers, today is my first post on my writing process. If you’re looking for tips on publishing and/or marketing, sorry to disappoint you, this ain’t it. These posts will be about storytelling. I'm not going to tell you how to do it, I'm going to tell you how I do it.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Week in Review

Hi Folks,

Well, another week has passed as summer slips away. K's knee is making great progress. She no longer uses the walker and the cane is not always in use either.

Is it sad that it has taken a full knee replacement for us to get some relaxing time together? We all tend to lead busy lives these days and her job is a high stress treadmill. We'd actually forgotten how much we enjoy just hanging out together.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Warming Up

Hi Folks,

Well, another week has passed in the summer that wasn't. I don't ever remember a summer where we had to keep turning on the heat. Crazy stuff. The end result is the garden is growing much slower than desired. 

However it is growing and August is looking up. I didn't need a jacket on when I took the dogs out this morning. Looks like things might be warming up a bit.

On the home front, K's knee is slowly but steadily improving. Last night she walked .75 of a kilometer. We were at the Air Strip, and the horses in the pasture nearby all came to the fence to listen to her sing. Girl has an awesome voice.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Whirlwind Week

Hi Folks,

I know I'm a bit late here, but I've been a bit busy gal. Last Tuesday my beloved K had a knee replacement. Not so much fun. I brought her home on Thursday, but things got complicated and I had to take her back to the hospital Sunday night. Everything is under control now, she is home and feeling much better. Life is good.

I've been taking care of her needs as well as doing her chores and my own. That's where you learn just how much your partner gets done in a day. The woman is amazing,; how does she manage to get so much done in a day? Anyway, as you have probably guessed a few things have been neglected.

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