In Which I Am Uninspired

I am moving. Not far, though – really, just up the street. But I am upgrading from an apartment to a house with my boyfriend and another couple, who bought the house. In this new house, there are chickens. And vegetables and grass. Or at least, there will be. Right now the house itself is … Continue reading

Flash Fiction, Sort Of: An Introduction To My Novel

This is what I have been working on tirelessly for some time now. I’m up to 40,000 words. I’m a little worried because I’m not even halfway to where I’d like to be, but hey – this is a first draft! The novel is as of yet untitled but it is considered fantasy, though it … Continue reading

In Which I Join NaNoWriMo

Yep. You read right. For the first time ever, I will be participating in NaNoWriMo. I am absolutely terrified.  I know that I am allowed to outline, I am allowed to be creating and shaping my idea until November, as long as I do not put pen to page. But it always takes me so … Continue reading

In Which the Blog Gets Face Lift

As some of you may have noticed, I have given the blog a new look. Do not be alarmed – this is the same old blog, just with a few different features. Part of the reason for this is that I plan to use this blog as kind of a home page for myself – … Continue reading

Stream of Consciousness, or For Old Time’s Sake

I found this the other day – a piece of prose/stream of consciousness that I wrote a little while ago. I’m not sure what it means anymore – I do not feel this way now, but for whatever reason, this flowed out of me at a sadder time. The reason I’m sharing it is because … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Up, Up, and Away

I am probably going to die. Flying, flying, flying. Death wish. I have a death wish. Do I? Yes. No. I spread my fingers wide and reach for the bar, sliding my fingers around it and holding tight as it rockets me forward. I grip the bar and laugh in relief. I cry, though no … Continue reading

3 Act Structure, or, Beating the Wasteland

In screenwriting we are told that there is a 3 act structure that we must adhere to. 3 act structures are easier to shoot, easier for the  audience to understand, blah blah blah. But is that really true? I was reading a book a little while ago (it is now packed, since I’m moving, so … Continue reading

Flash Fiction and, Writer’s Block is Here

I have writer’s block. Oh, Hell. I guess it’s not really writer’s block if I know what I want to say but I just don’t want to sit down and write it. Does that mean I’m bored by my own content? Do I need to switch it up and take a different approach to the … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Dreaming, or Fighting

I dream about you a lot.  Sometimes, we’re in a big house, halls never ending, ceilings low and cramped, floor boards creaking in protest beneath our weight as we search for an exit. Sometimes, we’re lost in a forest, darkness reaching deep down into our skin and chilling everything it touches. I dream about you … Continue reading

In Which I Review “The Last Airbender”

For anyone who has ever seen the Nickolodeon show, Avatar: The Last Airbender, the coming of the movie by M. Night was thoroughly exciting. The show, even for kids were already in high school when it came out (ahem, me) was exciting, interesting, and mainly just a really good show. Yes it cheesy at times … Continue reading