Anything’s Possible: That’s Why Writing Is Hard

She dropped another shovelful of dirt into the grave.  There was no coffin – she couldn’t afford one – so the earth fell on her aunt’s gingham dress, the one she’d kept religiously washed and starched and hung in the closet, nice and neat, exactly like everything else she had owned. Wait a second.  Is … Continue reading Anything’s Possible: That’s Why Writing Is Hard

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11 Day Challenge – Wrapup

Well, it’s been a couple weeks, and my 11 Day Challenge was... technically successful.  Successful because I did it – I wrote a rough draft from scratch in less than eleven days.  The reason the word ‘technically’ comes into play is because the final product reminded me of a melting ice cream cone:  Solid to … Continue reading 11 Day Challenge – Wrapup

Having Words: How To Keep Writing After Camp NaNo (Plus Update)

My fingers are somehow numb and sore at the same time – I guess that’s what happens when you practice guitar for three hours straight and then play for another two hours the next day.  Today was my first rehearsal with the worship team of a church I haven’t been to in seven years.  It … Continue reading Having Words: How To Keep Writing After Camp NaNo (Plus Update)

Flash Fiction Friday #3 – Laws of Motion

Inspired by true events, today’s post comes to you from deep within the recesses of memory... memories of a place as deep and dark as the bowels of Satan. In other words, I’m writing about my high school. Enjoy. My science class has been studying motion lately - Newton’s Laws and all that.  Our teacher … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday #3 – Laws of Motion

It’s Not Homework: 5 Tips For Making Research Fun

Apologies for the late post, life has been crazy lately.  The good news is that if I keep writing at the pace I’ve held for the last few days, I’ll be on track to get about 80K by the end of the month!  Pretty darn good, all things considered. Unfortunately – as you know – … Continue reading It’s Not Homework: 5 Tips For Making Research Fun

Flash Fiction Friday #2 – The Vampire

The blood in her veins kept her alive, and she wondered which of them needed it more. The creature cowering before her was nameless.  She had taken to calling it Adrian again, even though she wasn’t supposed to.  It made sense to call it by a name.  She suspected its heart had long ago turned … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday #2 – The Vampire