I came up with the first two stanzas of the poem you're about to read one day while I was at work. They came to me in the form of a song, but, because I, unfortunately, can't sing to save my life, and don't know a professional singer who could turn this into a song … Continue reading Fictional Poem: Death of the Day
Sacrificial War: A Flash Fiction
“Don’t go. I don’t want you to leave.” Little Maggy’s eyes burned into Carson’s. Their hazel complexion always reminded him of a sparrow’s wings, soaring high above the earth, sparkling and free. Now they were broken, defeated. Coated with the dull stain of dust. Carson knelt on one knee, lifting his calloused fingers to his … Continue reading Sacrificial War: A Flash Fiction
I Reread and Critiqued My Old Self-Published Novel!
I recently reread my old, 2019 self-published novel, A Silence in the Shadows. And I thought it'd be a fun idea to roast it in a blog post! 😂 Now don't get me wrong, self-publishing this novel was such an awesome experience, especially for a 14-year-old kid who'd dreamed of holding his own novel in … Continue reading I Reread and Critiqued My Old Self-Published Novel!
3 Ways to Shorten Your Novel
When I was eleven, I sat down at our family computer armed with nothing but an empty document in front of me and not a single outlined sentence to be seen, determined to begin (and eventually complete) my very first full-length, 50,000+ word novel. And I did it! The finished first draft was officially 50,026 … Continue reading 3 Ways to Shorten Your Novel
The One Thing Your Characters are Missing
It can be hard to pinpoint the most difficult piece of writing. From descriptions, to editing, to world-building, to dialogue, to good prose in general, everyone has their own struggles and different pieces of writing they need to improve on. I certainly have quite a few! However, I think it's safe for me to say … Continue reading The One Thing Your Characters are Missing
Relentless: A Picture-Prompt Flash Fiction
Hello hello, everyone!! I hope you're having a wonderful day! Yes, similar to a couple weeks ago when I redid the picture-prompt flash fiction challenge, I have done another one!! Today's flash fiction is called "Relentless", with this picture being the prompt! (I hold no ownership of this image, all rights go to the creator.) … Continue reading Relentless: A Picture-Prompt Flash Fiction
Short Story: Dragon-Silenced
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
Two Picture-Prompt Flash Fictions!
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!
Short Story: Provided
Hello hello, my friend! Today I have an exciting post for you. For a while now, I've been working on a short story. I wanted to try to make this one as polished as possible, so I took some time to edit it and have some other people read through it. Now, at last, I … Continue reading Short Story: Provided
3 Ways to Find Your Genre
Hey there! A very common question I've seen in the writing community is beginning writers (or even some intermediate writers!) asking, "How do I find the right genre for me?" It seems that they enjoy bouncing around between multiple genres, or just can't find one they really really like. I'm not beating up on any … Continue reading 3 Ways to Find Your Genre