I just finished a new short story titled Elijah’s Fear – 5,200 words! It’s for the Red Skies Press The Sword anthology. I am resisting the urge to send it straight off to the editor. To stave off that urge, I thought I’d post about how happy I am with it here. I’m sure I’ll hate … More New short story – finished!
I’m not sure I’m supposed to write about the photo in these weekly photo challenges, but at least one reader liked the story behind last week’s photo that I happened to include in the comments. So, here’s the story: Our day on the beach last weekend was so nice it prompted us to invited our … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Hidden
Okay, apparently Genki Sudo is old news. But as someone who does not have a TV nor follow MMA (mixed martial arts), you will have to forgive me. Thanks to John Scalzi for alerting me to this guy’s earthly presence. If nothing else, it is pretty darn cool looking, no? 😉
A visit to the Writer’s Digest 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day tip article offers us this: 18. Communication Good writing connects with readers. For each piece you write, ask yourself: Who is my audience? Imagine the people you’d most like to reach. What do I want the experience and result of this … More Communication
In less than a week, I will join thousands of other writers across this great nation of ours, and attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Eek! It doesn’t seem like much when you break it down. 1,667 words a day 11,667 words a week But as realistic as those numbers seem, it’s … More NaNoWriMo Jitters
I’ve blogged for some time now, but yesterday I encountered a first – an award! Isn’t that sweet? Bestowed upon me by a lovely WordPress blogger, what else can I do but wallow in its glow? A few weeks ago, I started following Emmie Mears, who blogs about her writing adventures. Her posts are honest, … More My very first blog award
I got my second crit for Devil’s Blood! I’ll probably only get three crits total out of critters (that includes the STOP! one), but the two I have on board are doing line edits as well as some substantial editing – pure gold! Lots of work to do on the WiP, but I think it … More Writing Update – NaNo is near
Words fail me. But I’ve taken a lot of pictures lately, so here you have ’em. Last night I carved my first pumpkin for the season (I plan a few more), a WITCH! This morning we woke to fire in the sky. They are always up there on the weekends, but usually they pass by … More Pictures! Pictures!
This is gonna be a hard one for me. If you’ve read even one of my posts, you know that I don’t shy away from clichés. As a matter of fact, I like them, and go out of my way to use them. When I read the next writing tip in the Writer’s Digest 25 Ways to … More But I like clichés…