Sometimes, it’s the simple things that can derail your story. Little story gremlins wreak havoc on an otherwise smooth operation. Hard to spot? Yes. Easy to fix? Absolutely – though it can be time consuming. Don’t fret, there is hope. Once upon a time, I was an airplane mechanic. Of the Avionics variety. This meant […] … Continue reading Little Things = Big Blunders – I’m Over on Dan Alatorre’s Blog Today! #guestblogging
It's time for another Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers' Challenge! Enjoy! “Dear God, no.” Detective Janet Honorée held her breath. There, scrawled on the pink cinderblock wall, a chalk white smiley face laughed at her. “Is it his?” Detective Dave Bains stooped over the body of a young man a couple of yards away. He … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Killer Smile
IT. IS. NOT. OK. It is far from OK. The world is fired up over the fact that women are routinely harassed or assaulted. Men, too. Children. It's sick. The discussion continues, today. But, tomorrow, it will fade to the background. We'll say to ourselves "it's wrong", but the cycle of abuse will continue and … Continue reading Sexual Harassment and Assault – What Do We Do Now?
Kev allowed me to crash his blog again! How awesome is that? You can read the rest on his site - and also check out all the other great posts he has over there. “Dragons are real, and they’re coming.” I shook while I knelt before the hearth and crackling fire. How could they be … Continue reading Dragons Are Real, and They Are Coming
A while back, I started writing about foundational writing rules with my Writing Basics: How You Should Structure Your Story. Today, I'm going to continue with a subject equally foundational, maybe more so: Finding Your Writer's Voice. First, what do I mean when I say "your writer's voice"? Your style. Your uniqueness. The way you … Continue reading Writing Basics: Finding Your Voice – The How and The Why