A Dark and Stormy Night

Thunder rolled in the distance. Lightning streaked the sky. A forked bolt touched the ground and lit the horizon for a moment. Eric marked the distance and pulled the collar of his duster up around his neck. Cold drops reached between his Stetson and collar to prick his neck. Was that it? There was something … Continue reading A Dark and Stormy Night


Flash Fiction Friday: The Spaceship

Here's my entry into this week's Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers contest. It's been awhile. Enjoy it! “This is your plan? A windmill?” Stephanie eyed the stone colossus. Martin grabbed her hand. “Take a look inside with me.” “And what do you have hidden in there? A spaceship?” A smile pulled at the corners of … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Spaceship

New Word Weaver Writing Contest!

Dan Alatorre is at it again. Go visit his site and check out the details for another great contest. Some great guest judges and pretty awesome prizes.   IT’S TIME! Announcing the March 2018 Word Weaver Writing Contest! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading New Word Weaver Writing Contest!

It’s Been Awhile, But I’m Here

It's been awhile since I've written. No single reason. Lots of things going on. Novels to write, work to do, family-time to spend. And my mind has been wondering what to write. Or rather, how best to write it. Another shooting. More debates. Two sides spitting venom at each other. Let me be clear: I … Continue reading It’s Been Awhile, But I’m Here

How To Master Your Plot

The Plot Thickens Picture it: You’re having one of the best writing days you’ve had in weeks. Your fingers are flying, words are bombarding the blank page with reckless abandon. Sentences become paragraphs become scenes become chapters. You’re loving it. It’s the most brilliant prose anyone has ever composed. And Bam! You hit a wall. … Continue reading How To Master Your Plot