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

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Flash Fiction Friday: A Gift Received

Time for another Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. Enjoy it! Brian clenched his fist around the gift. Pain pulsed through his forearm. Darkness surrounded him. Filled with anguished cries and evil things he dared not see. “Why do you hold it so tightly, when it hurts you this much?” The voice again. Sometimes it … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: A Gift Received

Flash Fiction Friday: A New Light

Here is this week's Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. Enjoy! “There!” Sarcos folded dark wings and plummeted to the desert. “Excellent.” Thanatos landed and scanned the area. An empty road overgrown with scrub grass. Power lines hummed overhead. The rainbow they had followed touched the roof of a lone trailer. “You have done well.” … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: A New Light

How Letter-Writing Can Change The World

Did you know that letter-writing is still a thing? That people still take the time and effort to put words on paper, hand-written words, and mail them to friends and loved ones? Recently, I read a blog from a teacher who still teaches her students the art of letter writing. And, let's be honest, it … Continue reading How Letter-Writing Can Change The World

Book Review: Catling’s Bane by D. Wallace Peach

Here is my review of Book 1 of The Rose Shield: Catling’s Bane by D. Wallace Peach. WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. Summary (from Amazon): In the tiers of Ellegeance, the elite Influencers’ Guild holds the power to manipulate emotions. Love and fear, pain and pleasure, healing and death mark the extremes of their … Continue reading Book Review: Catling’s Bane by D. Wallace Peach