fiction, Flash Fiction, short stories, WIPs

Flash Fiction and the RPM Challenge

My husband is an insanely talented musician. While his main instrument is the piano/keyboards, he is also an excellent drummer and guitarist. When I first met him, he was in a prog rock band called Elephants of Scotland. He had to tell me what "prog" was because I'd never heard the term before. It's a… Continue reading Flash Fiction and the RPM Challenge

Artistic Development, On calling myself a writer, Writing Blocks

On Writing, and Finding the Time

It is currently 8pm and I just finished the latest round of updates on a website I am designing. As a freelancer, I'm lucky to be able to set my own hours. What I am struggling with (and I know a lot of my fellow writers feel me on this), is finding the time within… Continue reading On Writing, and Finding the Time

Artistic Development, bad poetry (tm), On calling myself a writer

A New Year's Resolution and Some Bad Poetry ™

Welcome to 2020! I hope it is filled with beauty, light, and love for all. Over the past twelve months, and especially the last three, I have been struggling with my identity as a writer. Moreover, struggling with the idea that I have the right to call myself a writer. I had a rather large… Continue reading A New Year's Resolution and Some Bad Poetry ™

Artistic Development, bad poetry (tm)

It’s Time for Some Bad Poetry (TM)

I started writing poetry in college and continued the practice throughout my twenties and even into my thirties. They were often spur-of-the-moment flashes of writing; I got them out and then walked away, rarely going back to edit or change them. I recently started writing it again. With no formal poetic training, they're all over… Continue reading It’s Time for Some Bad Poetry (TM)

Artistic Development, fiction, short stories

Complete the Story: Writing Exercises to Flex the Imagination

This past weekend, my husband and I were at Barnes and Noble. My particular store has a large discount section, and I was doing my normal circuit (because of course I have a B&N circuit) when I found this: Look! A notebook waiting to be filled! *Swoon* At the top of each page is a… Continue reading Complete the Story: Writing Exercises to Flex the Imagination

Artistic Development, fiction, short stories, WIPs

Short Story Excerpt: The Fourth Floor

A lot of my short story ideas come from dreams. I tend to have some pretty fucked up dreams, so my writing tends to be on the darker side. I also make no secret about the fact that Stephen King writes some of my favorite short stories, ever. Okay, books too if we're being honest.… Continue reading Short Story Excerpt: The Fourth Floor