When I reflect on my favorite characters (those I've created and those I've read from other authors) they seem so real to me. I remember them. I long to read their next adventure and often wait impatiently for that next juicy book to hit bookstores or library shelves. I've met twisted characters. Characters who weren't … Continue reading Fleshing Out Your Characters
Flash Fiction is a type of story with extreme brevity -- no more than 1000 words. I invite you to study this photograph, write a 1000 word story (or less -- at least 100) to go along with it or inspired by it. Have fun and happy writing! I look forward to reading some fabulous … Continue reading Flash Fiction Fridays. KABOOM!
So, I've been wondering what it would be like to write incredibly short stories and how it could possibly help me to become a better writer. And believe it or not, rejection, which is often perceived as a negative thing has been one of the best events that has happened to me as a writer. … Continue reading Priceless Lessons From Rejection
You Might Be a Writer If (presented by #MyLittlePonyFansForever Pinkie Pie). . . . . . when someone ask you what your latest story is about, you're often not sure how to respond . . . or you respond with a one minute professional prepared pitch (which you've rehearsed in the bathroom mirror every morning … Continue reading You Might Be a Writer If . . . (Presented by My Little Pony’s Pinkie Pie)
Warning: Despite this blog post’s length, it doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the rampant increase of police brutality and blatant racism that is spreading not only all over the United States of America, but also the rest of our precious world. So, make yourself a cup of tea. Pop some popcorn. It's … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Answers