First chapter of REBELLION

CHAPTER ONE “Excuse me.  I said I wanted the Berry Banana Bonanza,” the blond girl drawled, tapping a red-painted claw on her styrofoam cup.   I’d been leaning on the counter daydreaming about a world in which I wasn’t wearing a hot pink apron and visor emblazoned with the words “Smoothie Station” in yellow piping.  I…

Writing Tips: What’s in a zero draft?

A lot of you have probably heard the term “zero drafting” thrown around. So, what’s a zero draft?  A zero draft is like the rough draft of a first draft. It’s stream of consciousness, whatever comes into your head writing. You don’t stop to edit. Not even for typos and run ons. You don’t even…

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