Thank yous, Patreon, and blog updating

Hey all. The first thing I want to say is Thank You. Thank you for coming. Thank you for being here. Thank you for reading. When I started doing this for realz two years ago, I had no idea what two years down the line would look like. I didn't know if I'd be published, … Continue reading Thank yous, Patreon, and blog updating

Fine As Alabaster

Prompt: Write a story about an empty jar I wrote this exploring description without killing the forward movement of the story.  I hope you enjoy it.  -------------------------------------------------------------------- Telondra wandered through the rows of shelves, dimly lit in the dusty air, amazed by all the strange and bizarre things contained on them. Jars of unlabeled powders. … Continue reading Fine As Alabaster

Guest Post: Crystal M M Burton – 6 tips for writing a fantasy short story

I'm super excited to have Crystal back on here helping us out with writing some fantasy short stories! Great info below. I'm feeling inspired already!    A short story is, by definition, short. It is not a mini-novel and won’t have a lot of the intricacies that a novel has. You want to bring your … Continue reading Guest Post: Crystal M M Burton – 6 tips for writing a fantasy short story

Writing Prompt: The Light

It's Friday! Time for a little shorty for you to read.  To be completely honest, I haven't been doing much writing over the past few weeks as life has pretty much dog-piled on me. However, I'm getting out from under it, feeling more like my normal self, and am once again pumping out some words.  … Continue reading Writing Prompt: The Light

ONE YEAR!

Can you believe it??? It's been a YEAR since I set up this site and decided that I was going to intentionally pursue writing as more than just a hobby. I can't even believe how much my writing has developed and how far I've come in that time. Shall we take a look? March 22, … Continue reading ONE YEAR!

Heart of a Child: I’m PUBLISHED!

Well, my friends. I did it. One year after my decision to take writing seriously, I am published in a short story anthology. We, the authors, are doing a SUPER FUN book release party on March 24th and we'd LOVE for you to join us. There will be some fun, some games, chances to win … Continue reading Heart of a Child: I’m PUBLISHED!

Facebook LIVE reading!!

Short post today: I want to PERSONALLY invite you to my author page where I will be doing a facebook live reading of some of my short stories. You'll probably recognize them if you've been reading the Friday shorts, but hearing them read out loud will be VERY fun! Details When: Sunday, March 11th Time: … Continue reading Facebook LIVE reading!!

Evolution of Critiquing

Just to be clear, this isn't a history of the critique, so I'm sorry if you were expecting that. Critiquing takes different forms depending on how rough or polished the draft is, so I want to walk through the critique and its evolution as the draft moves from rough to polished. First Draft Critique The … Continue reading Evolution of Critiquing

2018: Looking ahead, goals, dreams

Wow! What a crazy year 2017 has been. Last week, I shared about some of the things I've learned and done over this past year and now I want to look ahead at 2018. This past year was mostly about learning, figuring out what I want to do, coming up with a plan, and sort … Continue reading 2018: Looking ahead, goals, dreams

Writing Prompt: Truth Can Be Stranger Than Fiction

It's Friday, which means I share a bit of my own writing.  I've talked a lot about short stories these past two weeks and I meant to share this last Friday, but life got the better of me last week.  I focused on descriptions in this piece and dialogue - specifically what surrounds the dialogue … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Truth Can Be Stranger Than Fiction