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!

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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

Flash Fiction Friday: The Assignment

Here is my story for this week's Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Enjoy! "Oh, for the love! I said left! No, that's right! I said left!" Mittens stared out of the windshield and watched Delgado disappear down the side street. The left side street. She leaned back and looked up at the human. Useless. Why … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Assignment

Flash Fiction Friday: Does The Sun Rise?

Here is this week's Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers' challenge. Enjoy! The last tendrils of golden light touch my face. The sea swallows the sun, and with it all the warmth that blanketed me. Silence. Where did the gulls' cry vanish to? Gulls. I remember gulls. They're a bird that flies over the sea. Yes, … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Does The Sun Rise?

Writing Basics: Why Your Characters Should Speak For Themselves

Take this moment and pause. I know you can hear them. The voices in your head. Talking to you. Telling you things. How others are thinking, feeling. Listen to them. Every writer I know has the gift/curse of voices in their head that are not their own. Note: This  is not to make fun of … Continue reading Writing Basics: Why Your Characters Should Speak For Themselves