Flash Fiction: Heart Song

She was born with a song in her heart, though it took her many long years to hear it. It presented itself at odd times, the melody implanted in her brain, in her memory, so that when anything hinted at the strain she’d begin humming along. Only hours later would she realize that there was … Continue reading

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I read Gone Girl in a matter of days. I’m a fast reader, generally, but this was a nearly 500 page book and I didn’t have a lot of time for it. But the book kept me turning page after page. It’s starts out as a mystery and becomes something of a suspense. The crime … Continue reading

2012 In Review

Well, I may be a few days late to the game but here I am! Reviewing my 2012 and setting up my goals for 2013. It’s been a hard couple of years. Family drama, personal drama, moving several times have all made it difficult to find my focus and really get close to my projects. … Continue reading

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

Recipe For a Devastating Masterpiece of Stupefying Brilliance

In order to complete this recipe, you will need several things. The first step in creating a Devastating Masterpiece of Stupefying Brilliance is to make sure you have all of your utensils and supplies. Do you have a computer, notebook/pen, desk, and an area to work? Good. The next step is to make sure you … Continue reading

Flash Fiction ish: Excerpt From My NaNoWriMo Novel

This is an excerpt from the book I’ve been editing the last few months, “Gold Valley”.  Obviously it’s not a finished product, but I wanted to share with you what I’ve been working on. Hope it makes sense! Journal – Adam I didn’t dream about Him again, last night. I thought I would – he’d … Continue reading

In Which I Am Almost Ready

I have almost finished outlining my new book, the idea for which came upon me suddenly and urgently. I was surprised that I was getting brand new ideas so quickly after finishing my NaNo novel, which I’ve been editing for the last few months. The minute I sent off the first draft for reading by … Continue reading

Repetition is your enemy – Kill it before it kills your story!

I’ve been harping on this a lot lately, but it seems like there are a lot of writers who forget this more and more. Maybe it’s because the time between editing and publishing is even shorter these days than ever before, and maybe it’s just that we forgive lazy writing more easily. But repetition is … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo is Here, or Trick-Or-Treat

I know it has been a while. Finishing my last semester has proven to be quite a daunting task – I even have a weekend class! I haven’t written anything in about a month. I know, I know, I should be better about it, but honestly? I don’t feel bad. I don’t feel as though … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: There’s No Such Thing as an Apocalypse

I ran. And ran. And ran. Out of breath, tears streaming down my cheeks from the wind, knees sore and threatening to give. The trees shaded the path sometimes, but usually not, and I thought I heard running water some distance from the road. It was at this point that I realized I had no … Continue reading