4 Ways NOT To Begin Your Novel, or the Meaning of Show Don’t Tell.

Oh sure, there are millions of posts about how to write your novel. This is not one of those posts. In fact, I’m barely gonna tell you how NOT to write your novel, despite the title of this post. I mean, c’mon. I’m not a published author, which seems to be the only credential that … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: The Letter

I hold your letter with shaking hands. You belong to a different lifetime, one that saw a different piece of the world and a broken heart and a child that no longer exists. You belong to a place that has remained behind a locked door, deadbolt rusty after years of stillness. Silence. I hold your … Continue reading

In Which I Return to the Land of the Writers

Last march I was working on a story. I really liked it, felt connected to it, but there was something missing. Something just wasn’t quite clicking. I was excited by the idea but there was conflict missing from the narrative. So inevitably, another idea took, an idea that has captured my brain since my angsty … Continue reading

Spam Awards: The Literary

So, I have not been keeping up on my resolution to write twice a week, but I have a good reason! I have been very sick the last week, to the point where even my hands were sore. But, now I’m back! And with some silly Spam to¬† boot. One Shakespeare wrote on the post … Continue reading

Time to Say Goodbye

I meant to do this post yesterday and then got sidetracked with the festivities. I didn’t do very well this year in terms of blogging – I didn’t even hit half the days of the year. Part of me felt like, I was being such a bad writer, why blog about that? But a lot … Continue reading