My Writer’s Dilemma, or ARGH!

I will not name names. I will not assign blame. All I can do is work on making my own writing better and hope that someday I will be afforded the same treatment as those less than professional writers who are inexplicably published not just once, but several times. Okay, screw it. I admit, I’m … Continue reading

Self-Editing, or Ripping Your Book To Pieces

I just finished reading a book called Self- Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King, two accomplished editors in the business. I have to say, as far as books about writing go, this is definitely one of the more helpful and usable guides I’ve read. It breaks down professional writing piece by … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Held Up, or, Right On Time

She entered the house, poised for a tangle. She was quite sure she’d left the lights off, the door locked, her rooms neat. So why was there a lamp burning, the light soft against the window of her room on the upper floor? Was that a shadow she saw, flickering in the lamplight against the … Continue reading

Baby, it’s cold outside, or Frostbitten

Here in Colorado, the temperature is -3 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s right. It’s way, way below freezing and I am expected to go to work at 8 a.am. Okay, so that truly isn’t that bad considering some of us work graveyard shifts, or wake up at 4 in the morning to be at the office. So … Continue reading