WRITE NOW! (How To Write That Novel--Today)

WRITE NOW! (How To Write That Novel--Today)

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by Francine Saint Marie
     
 

An Amazon-Kindle Bestseller: "ALL ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS ARE ACHIEVEMENTS UNTO THEMSELVES"

Whether you're a published author experiencing writer's block, a first-time novelist grappling with a debut, or a lover of literature who wants to gain insight into what it takes to write a good book, this inspiring tutorial will help keep the juices flowing, and demystify

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An Amazon-Kindle Bestseller: "ALL ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS ARE ACHIEVEMENTS UNTO THEMSELVES"

Whether you're a published author experiencing writer's block, a first-time novelist grappling with a debut, or a lover of literature who wants to gain insight into what it takes to write a good book, this inspiring tutorial will help keep the juices flowing, and demystify the creative process at the same time.

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ISBN-13:
2940000708552
Publisher:
Fifth Column Press
Publication date:
08/15/2009
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666,912
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Meet the Author

Francine Saint Marie's debut novel "The Secret Keeping" (book one of her trilogy) was a LAMBDA Notable Book, a Goldie Award finalist, a semi-finalist for the Independent Publishers Award, and an IPPY Award Bronze medalist. Her trilogy, "The Secret Trilogy" was nominated for the Ferro/Grumley literary prize in fiction. She is also the author of "Girl Trouble" a collection of thematic shorts, and "Write Now! How to Write That Novel--Today". A fine artist and writer, she was born, educated, and currently resides in the USA. Her novel "Persuasion" was released in September.

Francine says: "Thank you TONS for purchasing, downloading, and reviewing my titles on this site--very much appreciated!"

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WRITE NOW! (How To Write That Novel--Today) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
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Fawnflight was in hiding. She woke up in a den. She was recued by the wise man. The wise man told her he was in the great starclan. He was the leader. She said that she never had a clan. The wise man asked if want to join. She did. A few months later she met a tom named huntdam. She live with and got married. Later they had kits. A few years later the wise man past and fawnfilght became the leader of the great starclan. When fawnflight died her oldtest be came leader. The ene
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name:Fawnlights Journey. Author:Luv2write. Story:Fawnpaw sighed.No matter what she couldn't get that move right! She heard snickering. She whirled around and saw Stonepaw and Pigeonpaw standing there."Fawnpaw? Or is it Floppaw? Ha Ha Ha!" They mocked. Fawnpaw began feeling hot. She meowed"Shut up ,Kittypet!" "What did you say?" Pigeonpaw hissed,his voice dangerously low. Fawnpaw stood her ground Pigeonpaw stalked towards her. She gnced at his paws and saw they were unsheathed. She gulped nervously. He slashed her face and snarled"Never. Ever. Call. Me. A. Kitty. Pet. Understand?" He snarled,his face inches from hers. He was suddenly jerked back. "Aw leave her alone" Stonepaw said"She's not worth it." Pigeonpaw narrowed his eyes at Stonepaw."You're probably right." He meowed finally. Fawnpaw made a face at him and stalked off to Shimmerstream's den to show he rhe wound Pigeonpaw dealt her. When she looked back she saw Pigeonpaw staring after her. "How did you do this?" Shinmerstream exclaimed after examining her woind. Fawnpaw winced."Pigeonpaw." She muttered. Suddenly tey heard"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey ather!" Fawnpaw's face lit up."My Ceremony!" She said then ran out. Suddenly there was a yowl"Wind clan!" Next part at next res
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I walked around. Everything wa bright. The forest I was in was colorful ad airy. All tye birds sang. Man why havent I seen this place before. I gasped as I pad twards a clearing. The clearing had a big meadow with a stream running through it. It was beautiful. "Great star clan!" I gasped as I saw these red eyes glaring from the forest. Then a gaint she-wolf stepped out. I meowed scaredly as she inched forward. Then two other male wolves pad up behind her. "Whats with the cat?" Asked one of them. The she-wolf growled. "Who are you?!?" She barked angerly. "Fawnflight" I squeeked. I trembled and shook with fear. "Why are you here?" She asked irratated. "I got lost.." I answered weakly. "Well the treaty says you have to stay off our land!" She growled angerly. "Im sorry!" I yowled. "Sorry doesnt cut it, pal" she howled. "Sneer. Snatch." She barked. "Yes?" They asked. "Take this lovly cat to our prison" she ordered. "Yes alpha" they replied. They picked up fawnflight by the sruff of her neck. "No!!!" I yowled. I sqwurmed around trying to claw at them. "Oh be quiet" barked sneer. "Yeah ya dum cat" snickered snatch. I then hissed at them. "Oh look the big bad cats trying to be scary!" Mocked sneer. "Well im certainly terrified!" Mocked snatch. They both snickered. They then pad up to a hole in a boulder. It had bars over the hole. Snatch lifted them up. Sneer then dropped me into the hole. Snatch then but the bars back on. "Release me now!" I demanded. Sneer snickered. "No you little runt" mocked snatch. I hissed at them again. A loud howl then rang out. The two dissapeared into the forest. "Im stuck" i meowed quietly. "A prisoner to wolves" i said. I then began to cry. "Why did I have to wander off?" I yowled. Just then the sun began to set. The last rays of sunshine lit my small prison cell. I lifted my paw to feel the warnth. It then slowly dissapeard. I was left in the cold cell. I mourned for my tribe. My family. I curled up and sighed. I was exausted and sick. So I closed my eyes and slept. The next morning sneer, snatch, and the she-wolf returned. "Bring her to me" she ordered. They nodded. Sneer removed the bars while snatch picked me up. "Bring her to trial" she demaned. They nodded again. She then pad off and we followed. We then came to a large cave. Inside were 5 old looking wolves were necklaces of bones. "Chain her" she ordered. Sneer and snatch did as told. They chained me to rock infront of the wolves. "Fswnflight" said the oldest wolf. "You have broken the treaty and all its rules, is the true?" He asked. I hissed. Sneer then growled at me. I sighed then nodded. "How dare you break the peace between us!" Growled a older looking she-wolf. "I didnt know... i just got lost and intruded onto your territory" I pleaded. They all mumbled. I looked worridly around. "Fawnflight since you are accused.... innocent by pack law we set you free" said the oldest. "Thank you! Thsnk starclan!" I yowled. Sneer then unchained me. I took off as fast as i could. I pad back to my tribe. But i still worrided that the wolves could return. Seeking to punish me.
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"Driftpaw! Sandpaw! Spiderpaw! Come out so you can be on a dawn patrol!" Volewing called out to the three young apprentices. "A dawn patrol?" Spiderpaw yawned as he sat up from his moss nest. "Why can't Fawnpaw do it instead of me?" He growls. Sandpaw opened her eyes to reveal sharp blue eyes almost hidden by her moss nest. "I don't care if we go or not." Sandpaw growled. "And Fawnpaw is going to have her warrior assessment today at sunhigh, so she has to be ready. Driftpaw jumped around. "My first patrol!" He meowed in glee. These three apprentices just became apprentices last sunset. "I don't care." Sandpaw growled as she and Spiderpaw stepped out of their nests. Driftpaw's black pelt disappeared when he ran outside. Spiderpaw and Sandpaw heard Volewing, Driftpaw's mentor. They couldn't make out what he is saying until they stepped out. Volewing continued as Driftpaw's tail drooped. "...but your mother, Petalfoot, jumped in front of me. The badger's fangs locked onto her belly and..." Volewing stopped to look at his apprentice's wide green eyes began to fill with tears. "And all of t-that happened when I was sleeping? Did you tell Fawnpaw yet?" Driftpaw stammered. "I'm so sorry, Driftpaw. I don't want Fawnpaw to know yet." Volewing crouched by him and presses his muzzle next to his. "But Clawflight, your and Fawnpaw's father, have told Sharpstar and Cherrywhisker that your sister is ready for her warrior assessment." Driftpaw shook his head as Sandpaw and Spiderpaw slipped past him to get some fresh-kill. Driftpaw shood have been with Fawnpaw with her warrior assesssment, but he had greencough. He can't be fit enough to have the ceromony with Fawnpaw until he is completly better. Suddenly, a cry rang through the camp. Sharpstar raced out of his den with Cherrywhisker behind him. "What was that?!" Cherrywhisker asked Volewing. "It must been outside of camp." Volewing hesitated. "Take a patrol with you, Volewing." Sharpstar ordered. "Alright. I'll take Cherrywhisker, Fernshine, Bluefeather, Jaggedfang, and Spiderpaw with me." Volewing called out loud. Spiderpaw jumped up when he called his name. Fernshine, Bluefeather, and Jaggedfang padded out of the warriors' den. Sharpstar looked back at Volewing. "TrueClan will never forget this." He muttered. Volewing nodded and, with a flick of his tail, the patrol raced out of sight, with Spiderpaw closed behind. "Oh, Starclan no!" Fernshine's voice rang out. Spiderpaw pushed through Bluefeather to see a large body lying motionless on the ground. It was Fireshade, Fernshine's mate and Fawnpaw's mentor. "He's dead." Cherrywhisker whispered. "A enemy is in our border!" Bluefeather yowled. "Fawnpaw will get killed!" Jaggedfang yelled. "Stop it." Cherrywhisker hissed to the cats. "Volewing, find Fawnpaw. Take Spiderpaw with you. Fernshine and Bluefeather, take Fireshade's body to camp. Jaggedfang, report this to Sharpstar now. I'll go and tell our medicine cat Ratpelt to get ready for Fireshade's vigil. Now!" Jaggedfang followed Cherrywisker to TrueClan's camp. Bluefeather and Fernshine grabbed Fireshade's body on the muzzle with their teeth and dragged it back to TrueClan's camp. Volewing flicked his tail toward Spiderpaw and raced off. Then, Fawnpaw's scent went up Spiderpaw's nose. Then, a ginger cat came in with a black cat in her jaws. "Fawnpaw!" Volewing sniffed the black cat. "It's the enemy. Fawnpaw killed it." Volewing reported. When they got back to camp, Fawnpaw is now Fawnflight. THE END.
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"Great Starclan!!!" The shining white she-cat said, when her sister fawnpaw tripped for the third time. "You have to focus." The two sisters kept walking through the foest. "Whitepaw?" Fawnpaw asked. "W... what if we dont make it in time?" Whitepaw stopped to look at her golden brown sister. "We will"...... "all cats old enough to catch their own prey meet here beside the river." The leader of leafclan, HallowStar, called. Fawnpaw woke up startled. She looked over at her sleping sister Whitepaw. They both were in the apprentices den with the only other apprentice, Firepaw. "Guys. Is time." She stood up and scurried out into the cold air. She did not want to look weak and cold so she did not let her body shiver. "There they are." Said HollowStar. The three apprentices were called up to the river. As a traditon to become a warrior you bowed your head into the water, to show you aare not afraid. Then the leader gives you the warrior name and asks if you will honor it. The three apprentices bowed their heads in the mysteriously warm water for five seconds. Once they went up it was terribly cokd but they did not complain. Hollowstar said "whitepaw.your new name shall be whitefeather. Fawnpaw. Your new name will be fawnflight. Firepaw. Your new name shall be firetail. Will you honor your names and the powrr of your answers till the end of your life time?" They bowed their heads. The crowd of cats slcheered and went back to their duties. Fawnflight walked away from the crowd only to scent fireclan. There was only one though. She crept forward and lept behind a bush. There... was the strangest looking tresspasser of all time. He had long black fur but solid green eyes. He had giant whiskers and a small tail. The cat looked at her knowing she was there. He was a killer. She could tell by his eyes. It was a good day. For her it was... the end.......whitefeather walked out of camp. Her sister had been here. But where. Firetail was with her. Then they borlth saw fawnflight. But there was no heartbeat and no pulse in her neck. Somthing had terrified he to death. It was strange. The only scent was hers and the forests. They kept exploring. Firetail looked up ahead. Whitefeather saw what he saw. A big gap in the earth. They had to jump across. Firetail jumped but did not make it. Her was hokding on to the other side with his claws. He almost made it up...but it was like somthing shoved him hard. He fell down. Whtefeather knew it was his end. Three new warriors had an end on that day. She kbew hers would be soon if her lovee ones were first. She was sorry to her family. It was her end too. She jumped into the hole kniw for that two peacful seconds something was out there sonething wanted them dead. But that sonehing had made her do it. And now the end of their life was there and now. It was always supposed to be... the end.....(( hey hey. Sorry i am not a great writer but you read it ok? Umm im sorry for making it a totally different story fom anything but a twist would have been nice. See ya in the end. BROFIST!!! HollowStar is out))
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((It's Summer! xP)) Sparkstar exited his den, his fur bristling. Something was off. "Fawnflight?" He asked his deputy warily. "Is everything running smoothly?" "Oh yes, Sparkstar. Journeyclan is doing fine; prey is abundant and we have loads of kits, soon to be apprentices!" He purred, seeing her enthusiasim. "Well, if that's all." Fawnflight dipped her head, padding away. <br> ** Four Moons Later ** <br> "Great StarClan!" Mistyshadows exclaimed, her fur on end. She rushed into the medicine den, for she was the medicine cat, and grabbed the necessary herbs for kitting. Sparkstar paced nervously as his mate, Summerblossom, kitted. A wild screech came from within the den. "CREEKPAW, GET IN HERE," Mistyshadows yowled. Fawnflight padded over to him, restig her tail-tip on his shoulder. "Calm down, Mistyshadows knows what she's doing," she purred reassuringly. Redfern, a queen, pulled her kits close to her. The clan started murmuring in low tones, discussing the inevitable. Fawnflight's mate, Foxvalor, padded over to her. His eyes shone with worry, and he brought her way. Sparkstar dug his claws into the hard, frozen ground in anticipation. Finally... <br> ** Two Moons Later ** <br> Windykit and Applekit suckled greedily from Moondance. The dark brown she cat stared at the kits with loving affection in her silvery eyes. "Can we go outside now?!" Applekit squealed, resting her rosey colored paws on Moondance's womb. The queen purred gently. "Alright, but be careful. And no sticking your paws where they don't belong!" The kits were out the entrance before they could hear the end of her warning. Windykit crept up before her father, pouncing on his tail. "Surprise!" Sparkstar whirled around playfully, his amber eyes playful. "Windykit! Applekit!" The two sisters sat in front of him, their eyes attentive. "Listen to Moondance, she knows what's best." Inside, he still grieved for the loss of his mate, Summerblossom. Her kitting had gone horribly wrong, resulting in only two of her four kits surving. One of the toms had been still-born, and the other died within the first day. Summerblossom passed away due to greencough, shortly after she gave birth. But now he had two liveky kits to cherish. They tussled for a while, before Moondance called them back to the nursery. <br> ** A Moon Later ** <br> "FAWNSTAR! FOXVALOR!" The clan cheered for the new leader and deputy. When the kits were three moons old, Moondance woke up one day to find them missing. There was a large hole in the nursery's den wall. Fawnflight brushed it off, saying it was just a fox. Moondance suspected, but never spoke, that in fact, it had been Fawnflight who stole the kits. There was a tuft uf white speckled hair, and a whif of her scent. Two moons later, Sparkstar never returned from patrol. Redfern eventually found his body. It was strange... there was tufts of red fur in his claws. And he had a strange scent... One of betrayl. <br> A lesson Sparkstar should have learned is: Don't trust the ambitious. They will do ANYTHING to get their way... ((TUH-DAH!))
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Fawnflight stretched her long limbs. "Good morning!" She meowed cheerfully. "Good morning!" Her brother Sunpelt said back. It was 6 moons after their warrior ceromony, and Fawnflight was as cheerful as ever. Until she remembered Mothpaw, their dead sister. She died mysteriously, and to this day no one knew how she died. Shaking memories from her head, Fawnflight padded to the fresh kill pile. In early greenleaf, the pile was really high. She picked out a rabbit for herself and settled near her best friend, Poppyflower. "How was the dawn patrol?" She asked. "Well, we picked up a strange scent, but we lost it." Poppyflower replied. "That's strange." "Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey gather beneath the high stone for a clan meeting!" Dawnstar called. "We-" She never finished her sentance, because right then they were attacked. "Rouges!" Fawnflight exclaimed. A grey pelted tom slashed her flanks, and she turned and clawed his back. Just then, a screech made everyone's heads turn. A rouge nocked Dawnstar's last life out of her. "Great Starclan! Dawnstar!" Someone wailed. The rouges then slipped into the shadows. "Everyone! Attention!" The deputy, Barkclaw, called. Dawnstar was just to announce that I was retiring to the elders." He sighed. "Dewfoot will have to decide." Dewfoot, the medicine cat, came up front. "Everyone, stay gathered. I must speak with Barkclaw." They went into Dawnstar's den, then came out a while later. "Cats of Windclan! The new leader is Spiderclaw." Spiderclaw, a loyal warrior, came up front. "Thank you for this honor. And my deputy is Sunpelt." Everyone cheered. Spiderclaw had gone to the Moonstone to get his 9 lives. While he was gone, the rouges struck again. This time, they killed Iceglaze, Dewfoot's apprentice. The time for action had come.
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"I am sorry fawnpaw silverstream is dead" leafstar said. I couldnt believe what i just heard it couldnt be true my mother couldnt die she was deputy thus couldnt be happening to me. I sat down trying to hold back all my tears but i couldnt my mother just died." Are you okay fawnpaw" mosspaw asked fawnpaw. "Im okay i guess"fawnpaw replied. "Aleast your becoming a warrior today. "Ya i guess but i really wanted her to see me become a warrior" fawnpaw said. "All cats old enough to catch there own prey meet by the highstone" Leafstar said. "As some of you know silverstream died she was a good deputy a strong warrior we will never forget her. You could see the sadnest in all the cats eyes and they all looked at me." Since she is gone i need to appoint a new deputy and that will be Moonpath you are a loyal warrior and i trust you to become a good deputy for the clan". It would feel alot different without having silverstream as the deputy but we had to live through it. "We also have two new warriors mosspaw and fawnpaw will become warriors"Leafstar saud as we both walked up and bowed infront of her. "Mosspaw do you swear to uphold the warrior code"she asked mosspaw. "Yes i do" mosspaw replied to her. "Then from his day forward you shall be know as mossfur" leafstar said. "Mossfur mossfur mossfur" you could hear the cats saying from the crowd." Fawnpaw do you swear to uphold the warrior code"Leafstar asked me. "Yes i do" i replied. "Then from this day forward you shall be know as Fawnflight" Leafstar said and then she bowed and walked to her den." Fawnflight fawnflight fawnflight" you could hear the cats shouting." Great statclan i am so proud of you" Lilyleaf said she was silverstreams sister. As the days went by every cat was fine there was alot of prey and no cat was sick. But one day no one could find Moonpath when they searched in the woods they found her dead. She was attacked by badgers and died next to an oak tree. When they got back to camp Leafstar said "Since moonpath died i need to appoint a new deputy and i choose Fawnflight she is a good warrior and loyal to the clan she will be like her mother". There were some gasps in the cats voices no one ever mentions silverstream anymore so it was very different that she brought her up. But Fawnflight was to hapy she was going to be just like her mother. She walked up to Leafstar and said "Thank you Leafstar i will not disappoint you". "I know you wont" Leafstar replied to her. Fawnflight looked exactly like her mother did and now she was deputy she was exactly like her. The meetibg was over and Fawnflight was setting up patrols she was so proud of herself that she got this far. Her aunt lilyleaf was also proud of her. She also knew that her mother was proud of her in starclan she got to be a deputy alk by herself just like her mother did. In the future Fawnflight protected thunderclan from attacks badgers and anything else that was a threat. And when Leafstar died she became Fawnstar and she was the best keader that all the clans have ever seen. Everyone was proud if her and she was very much respected. But when she died if old age ut was very tragic to all the clans they lost a strong and powerful leader. But her generation goes on when she had kits lilykit silverkit cloudkit mountainkut bramblekit and leafkit. They were part of a prophevy and were strong leaders. They saaved the clans.but Fawnflight is strongly remember and lived and she always will be. Never forget her she us Fawnflight.
Fawn48340 More than 1 year ago
Thank you