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
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!
So some time ago, I wrote a snippet series on the Young Writer's Workshop Community. But it was not just a series of snippets from a story. It was a Choose Your Own Adventure style snippet series! Basically I would write a snippet of the story every single day, post it to the community, and … Continue reading Snakeblade: A Choose Your Own Adventure Short Story
The ring of the thundering hammer blocked out all other noises in the blacksmith shop. Hensan turned to Rison, his partner in the shop. Hensan's old eyes, still sharp as ever, flicked to and fro along the anvil, surveying Rison's skilled fingers pressing down on the clamps that held the red hot bar of iron … Continue reading Short Story: Master of Patience
It was dark. When Cillan opened his eyes, he felt like nothing had changed. He breathed in stuffy, humid air and let out a quiet groan. Are there hammers pounding my head? He pushed himself painfully onto his elbows and looked around. All was pitch-black. “Where in the kingdom...” Cillan began, but stopped abruptly. A … Continue reading Short Story: Prisoners of the Dark
You might be thinking...WHAAAAT??? Yes! It's true! The title is 100% true! Now, the next thing you might be thinking is: "You started a writing YouTube channel?" Well, no. It's not a writing YouTube channel. It's actually an animation YouTube channel! Let me explain. You guys probably all ready know that I have a lot … Continue reading I Started a YouTube Channel!!
Enuth fell. His knees struck the ground and a moment later he was stretched out on his stomach, his face to the mud. He drew in a sharp breath, which sent searing pain through his rib-cage. He felt the weakness of surrender begin to seep in his bones. A shadow fell over him, and he … Continue reading Never Surrender: A Flash Fiction
The heat was unbearable. He stood there, his eyes in a half-squint, as he stared at the flames, which leaped and twisted like an injured animal. The dancing tongues of heat roared and crackled in his ears. There was the sharp splintering of a wood beam breaking under the stress of the heat. It fell … Continue reading Flames: A Flash Fiction
This time he would hit it. Power surged through Terrance’s arms. He felt the warmth of the glow on his face, the tingle of power in his fingers. Lifting his head and opening his eyes just a crack, he locked onto the hay bale thirty paces away. Come on, Terrance. You can do it this … Continue reading Short Story: Unafraid