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I need some #readerFeedback

Hey everybody,
I am studk in the middle of editing A Journey of Faith,and there is a scene that doesn’t work at the beginning of Chapter 7. Ok, as you know, Becca has witnessed something from her childhood that has traumatized her for the past 16 years. Not only that, but the Tensiltown police have been called to Sweet Water Park in Springville to investigate several attempts to sabotage the climbing paths.
Here’s where the trouble lies.at the beginning of Chapter 7, Angel, and her two children have been reunited with William after a few weeks. This is supposed to be a Christian suspense novel, so I was wondering if Becca should reunite this family she spends a coupld of days with along her way, or should something happen to the father to further test not only the small family’s faith, but that of my protagonist as well? Please forgive the lack of pictures, I am visually impaired, and I have some trouble finding pictures I can’t see.
Please let me know what you think, for although this is my novel, I want to know what my readers want to see happen in my story. Thanks for your feedback, and happy writing.
Blessings to you all,
Ann

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Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo

Hey folks,
I am here to tell you that this year, I am not pantsing NaNoWriMo like I did last year. I have already got the sead of an idea planted in my head and I have an idea for one scene in the prologue. Although I am not outlining my novel, I am using the notes app on my phone to map it out, sort of like a story board using text instead of images. I have created a folder specifically for NaNoWriMo so I can write any ideas down in the peplanning stage this year. I want to have as many scenes planned out as possible in the month and a half before November 1st, so I don’t have to wonder what I am going to write on a day when I suffer from writers block.
Are any of you taking on the NaNo challenge this year? if so, are you planning or pantsing your novels this year? Please share your aproach in the comments section, or tweet them using the hashtag NaNoWriMo.
Happy writing and blessings to you all. I’ll keep you updated on my progress during the month of November. If anyone wants to join me in doing word sprints or write storm sessions, please let me know. If you want to be my NaNo buddy my username on the NaNo site is AnnHd. Hope to see you there.

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Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo

Hey folks,
I am here to tell you that this year, I am not pantsing NaNoWriMo like I did last you. I have already got the sead of an idea planted in my head and I have an idea for one scene in the prologue. Although I am not outlining my novel, I am using the notes app on my phone to map it out, sort of like a story board using text instead of images. I have created a folder specifically for NaNoWriMo so I can write any ideas down in the peplanning stage this year. I want to have as many scenes planned out as possible in the month and a half before November 1st, so I don’t have to wonder what I am going to write on a day when I suffer from writers block.
Are any of you taking on the NaNo challenge this year? if so, are you planning or pantsing your novels this year? Please share your aproach in the comments section, or tweet them using the hashtag NaNoWriMo.
Happy writing and blessings to you all. I’ll keep you updated on my progress during the month of November. If anyone wants to join me in doing word sprints or write storm sessions, please let me know. If you want to be my NaNo buddy my username on the NaNo site is AnnHd. Hope to see you there.

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Listen to the Road

Have you ever taken a bus trip, or a long road trip with nothing but the sound of your vehicle rumbling down the road? Well, when I went on vacation during the previous week or so, there were times that I chose to talk to my seat mate, or listen to the road traffic as I rode on the longest leg of my journey.
While riding on the buss, I discovered that the sounds on the road can be another form of environmental music. From the different pitches of the whining engines, to the deep roar of tires as large trucks roll down the highway, these sounds send out a different kind of message to me. Sometimes I wonder on what journey these vehicles are headed, and what kind of stories the drivers and passengers have to tell
The familiar sounds I hear as I travel with my folks, or on a buss trip, bring to mind a writing prompt I read in the September issue of The Writer Magazine. The author of this prompt suggested that readers write a story about a journey that a character dreads to take. Does the journey get better? Fill in the details of the back story and the trip itself. I personally haven’t come up with a story like that, but I’m kicking around some ideas in my head.

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Even though I paraphrased the prompt, see what you can come up with when you read the prompt I added to this post. What kind of journey must your protagonist take? Is this journey absolutely necessary? Are there any positive discoveries your protagonist makes during his or her trip? Does this journey bring about a life altering change for your character? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments below, or you can post ideas on twitter using the hash tag #writingJourney.
Happy writing, and God bless.