Friday, October 3, 2014

Eat chocolate daily . . .


"Sand between my toes"


                   What I think about when I walk in the sand.

                            Appreciation of my life, family, and friends.


I also think about how long, we'll be able to walk safely along the sea shore and feel the sand between our toes. How blessed we are to live on such a beautiful planet as Earth. We must do better as caretakers to keep our oceans clean, safe, and enjoyable. 

                                      "If we can shift are thinking, we can change the world"
                  "If we can change our thinking, we can improve our world."


Have a great day,

Sherry

Friday, September 26, 2014

Eat chocolate daily . . .



"Four Paws"

He/she is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are their life and leader. Always faithful and true to the last beat of their heart. You owe it to them to be worthy of such love and devotion. ---Author Unknown
                                                              
Woodrow Wilson once said: "If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.



                                                        Sophie, Smudge, and their Dad. 
                                                       It doesn't get any better than this.
                                                                     

I've had pets all my life. From a rooster named, Henry to a goose named Mr. Pibbs. (that's a children's story in the making by the way) I can't imagine my life without them. Have you ever thought about all the weird and cute names we give our pets? I wonder, if it was the other way around, what name our pets would give us? Does your pet's name signify anything special? If so, why did you choose that particular name?

I sincerely hope if you're the caretaker of a furry friend, hug them daily, and loved them with all your heart. If you have a furry-friend story or picture to share, funny, uplifting, or even sad, I'd love to hear from you. 

Here's an informative website you may like to check-out. Lots of good stuff: www.pawcurious.com

Have a great day. And don't forget to hug your furry friend, today.

Sherry




Friday, September 19, 2014

Eat chocolate daily . . .

Work in progress

Cosmologists tell us that our world began as some sort of big bang. There was a moment, they say, just the barest instant of time, when from that bang there arose enough energy to create everything in our universe. From this stupendous beginning, billions and billions of galaxies spread across the universe. The cosmos is a work in progress and so is your writing.

Rainbow Rowell's wrote:
Remember that you're not writing for everyone. You're writing for the reader who connects with your style and perspective. Lots of people won't like your book; that doesn't mean you shouldn't write it. So keep those fingers on the keyboard and spin a great tale.

Have a great day.
Sherry/treehugger-peninhand.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Eat chocolate daily . . .

Synopsis for Hybrid-The Egg Harvest: 

This is my first try at writing a synopsis. God, this was so hard to write. Deciding on a few high points to share with an agent was not an easy task. I'm sure I'll get better with more practice. 


After five years, without her mom, Pepper feels trapped with her dad’s alcoholism and self-pity. She decides she has no future with her dad and plans an elopement with her boyfriend, Jesse. 
As the story begins, Pepper hooks up with Jesse and they head out of town. An hour later, Jesse’s truck skids off an icy road and crashes down a ravine. He convinces Pepper for their safety they must spend the night inside a cave. Later in the night, Pepper discovers a panoramic carving on the cave wall. As an astronomy student, she realizes the carving is a galaxy. The question is: who carved it and why?
A lost necklace and a letter deter Pepper from her elopement to finding out what happened to her mom. Pepper tells Jesse and her best friend, Dee “something bad happened to my mom inside that cave, and somehow, I’m going to find the answer.” 
   An anonymous email instructs Pepper to be in readiness at the cave on the winter solstice. A stalker steps into Pepper’s life dressed in a purple robe and black silver boots, but vanishes into thin air whenever she gets too close. In the school library, she finds a book on the cave’s history. The author writes of strange people in purple robes entering the cave. 
Meanwhile, 440 light years from Earth, the planet Alfinia is gearing up for their egg harvest on Earth. Their queen has ordered a secret mission to bring her granddaughter back to Alfinia. The queen’s daughter has no clue of her mother’s plan. She has her own agenda with a young recruit. When the ship lands inside the cave, all hell breaks loose when a crew member is murdered. The Alfinianian’s ship becomes a battlefield of confusion, placing their egg harvest in jeopardy. 
The alien’s captures Pepper. Her mom finds her and they both escape from the ship. They almost make it out of the cave, when Pepper realizes her mom in no longer behind her. She’s determined to do whatever it takes to find her way to the entrance. Pepper struggles to keep calm, but as she runs for her freedom, she’s captured again. However, an acquaintance finds Pepper and helps her escape for the last time. 
Dee is drugged and placed inside a sleep-tube. Jesse confronts an alien girl. He gets the upper hand with his 357 Magnum and shoots her. Pepper helps release Dee. They move quietly down a narrow corridor to find their way out of the ship.
As the ship’s computer system boots up, the count down to lift off begins. With the clock ticking, Pepper, Jesse, and Dee find each other and flee the ship. Once down the mountain, Pepper reflects on the last seven days of her life. Though sad over her mom’s farewell, Pepper is full of hope for her baby, her dad, and she looks forward to seeing her mom in five years.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Feelings"



"Steps for Writing Feelings"

You decide what's good and what's bad
You give your reader a character for a compass
You create a story world
You inject an element of change
You draw motive power from cause and effect
You pin down development to motivation and reaction
You make motivation-reaction units shape emotion
You measure copy length with tension (D. V. Swain)




So, my question today is how do we decide whether a thing is good or bad? Everything is good and bad, in varying degrees. Is a rainstorm bad or good? How about a bombing raid? A strike? A divorce?  A marriage? A cigarette? A chocolate bar? A job? A baby? A weed?

Because we're human, we measure each instance with cause and effect, pushed together with our feelings of the world we live in. 

You, the writer, decides how significant a rainstorm, a marriage, a chocolate bar or a divorce is to your fiction world. Whether we have a hand full of facts or three barrels full, we humans judge and respond with our feelings.

Happy Writing,
Sherry L White 









Friday, August 1, 2014

Eat chocolate daily . . .

Whose Stories?

Once upon a time, we sat around the campfire and told our stories. It united our clan and our culture inside the safety of our cave. Today's stories are instant, demanding, and in our face. The venues are numerous. Many stories encourage that we have value and a voice, others deflate our confidence in the human race. The question is: whose stories and what media can you believe? The world today is an ongoing story, and somehow, we have to sort it all out to a story that makes sense to us.

What's your view on story?

Sherry





Sunday, July 13, 2014

Eat chocolate daily . . .

Time: "What does it mean to you?"

Time: is constant
Time: it waits not for nobility
Time: plays heavy on wrinkles
Time: gives way to change
Time: multiplies flies
Time: fosters forgiveness
Time: nurtures children
Time: swallows up our sorrows
Time:  creates smiles
Time: is equal to all

Have a great Sunday watching the world cup.

Sherry