When Should You Break The Writing Rules?

Ever notice how many unwritten rules there are in life? Rules you pick up as you go along. Rules that keep you safe. Rules that help you fit in society. Sometimes, those rules are good. Sometimes, they're not. Sometimes, you need to break those rules to get at something better. In case my children ever … Continue reading When Should You Break The Writing Rules?

Yes, You’re a Great Writer, But You Still Need an Editor

This post is a bit different for me. I don't normally delve into writing tips on this blog. I'll tweet great tips I've picked up on other sites, but that's the point. There are a lot of websites and blogs that tackle this. Sites such as: The Story Reading Ape Kristen Lamb A Writer's Path … Continue reading Yes, You’re a Great Writer, But You Still Need an Editor

Just a Heads Up: Free Writing Course with Jerry Jenkins

Now and then I'll send out a notice about free writing courses. Fits perfectly with the whole Story Monday motif. This is one I couldn't ignore. Whether you enjoyed the Left Behind series of books or not (or perhaps you've not heard about them), it's hard to ignore the fact that these were mega hits … Continue reading Just a Heads Up: Free Writing Course with Jerry Jenkins

In Search of Stories

The wind howled and sent a chill down my spine. The old house didn't provide solid protection from the storm that brewed outside. Rain pounded the roof and walls and found every crack and crevice. Water began to pool where the floor had sunk in spots. I would not keep dry tonight, I knew that. … Continue reading In Search of Stories

The Experiment Part 1: The Beginning

Today I'm going to try a little experiment in writing media. I was inspired to do this both by the free writing challenge I did last week, but also by a post I read concerning what media writers write to. Writers are artists as much as musicians, painters, and those we typically associate with the … Continue reading The Experiment Part 1: The Beginning