Smoke rolled over the farmlands that early spring morning as Julie walked, head bent to the oddly warm wind, toward the barn. The sun attempted to stream through the haze but only succeeded in painting the land with a sickly orange light. The frigid atmosphere of the spring day mixed with the heavy smoke made … Continue reading Short Story: Dragon-Silenced
Hello, everyone! I recently wrote two flash fictions, inspired by a couple awesome pictures I found! I decided to share them with you. Make sure you take a look at each picture before reading the flash fiction! You'll be able to connect more if you do. I hope you enjoy! The Window Guardian At the … Continue reading Two Picture-Prompt Flash Fictions!
Well hey there! This post is a little close to the beginning of NaNoWriMo, but I wanted to write it anyway. If you're a writer, sitting on the fence between fully committing to NaNoWriMo 2021 (National Novel Writing Month, where you attempt to write a 50,000+ word story in the month of November) I would … Continue reading 3 Reasons You Should Try NaNoWriMo
A very common fear for a lot of new (and even advanced) writers is the moment where you share your writing with other people. Maybe that's handing over the first couple pages of a novel to your parents or siblings, or submitting a short story for critique in a circle of fellow writers. I know … Continue reading Scared to Share Your Writing? Try These 3 Things!
December 3rd, 2017. I created my first ever blog, along with my email list. I posted my introduction post the day after, and posted my first blog post five days after that. (Man, looking back at those first blog posts brings back a lot of cringe and memories!) Ever since then, every Saturday, for close … Continue reading It’s Been a Long Road… (Big Changes)
Hello hello, everyone!! I hope you're all having a delightfully exquisite day! As some of you may know from my last newsletter (follow my email list to receive that if you are not yet following!!) I wrote a short fantasy adventure novelette in early August just for fun and to stretch my writing muscles. Well … Continue reading Snippets from Novelette: The Hunter’s Son
Chapter titles! When I was a kid, I loved reading chapter titles. I also loved putting them in my own stories--but my chapter titles were garbage! 😛 Some people love chapter titles, others hate them! So today I thought it would be a fun idea for a blog post to weigh the pros and cons … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Titling Your Chapters
Been looking down at where my feet land every day, trying to make sure my steps are flawless, on track. Afraid that one look up will make me lose my way, stray from the path and be unable to come back. ~ Refusing to leave the house and have fun with friends, terrified that a … Continue reading Poem: Looking Up
Hey, everyone! I hope you're all having an incredible day. I was thinking a little while back about this subject and decided it would make a good blog post. So here it is! If you're a writer, please read this entire post! I think it could help you out. If you're not a writer...well, you … Continue reading Dear Writer, Don’t Forget to Look Around
Hello hello! Writing the first draft of a novel is quite difficult. Completing a full draft is even harder! In my time talking to other writers through online communities and other places, it seems that a very common problem new writers have is struggling to complete that first draft of a story idea. Perhaps they … Continue reading How to Complete Your First Draft (and Fast!)