HAAARRRDDDDD

November is ending. While this brings me closer to VACATION and FUN, it also brings me to the end of NaNoWriMo…. My grand total of words is so grand, I am not repeating it on here. In my honest defense; Writing. Is. Haaaaardddddddddd. (imagine that word coming from a five year old as she slumps […]

IT’S A TRAP

“IT’S A TRAP. Run. RUN FOR YOUR LIVES.” Plock stared at the floating words, his antennae moving furiously. The human civilization was soon to discover the internet; he had to warn them. No race was safe. “STOP. DO NOT DO IT. IT WILL EAT YOU ALIVE.” His sucker moved to click “send”, but there was a SCHLOOP. […]

DRUMbeats

(dedicated to Nick) The crisp blue air smothered her lungs. The first warning bell rang through the quad and the students trampled over the grass, a constant, moving, chattering mass. Crushed grass smelled like a tangy November. Blue, red, and vintage rag-cloth bags hung off backs like so many ladybug shells as they disappeared into classrooms. The […]

I See You’ve Put Your Pen Down…

Because it’s hard. Because you’re busy. Because the words don’t come to you, because you’ll never be good enough, because you’re a worthless, hopeless, loser. I want you to pick it up again, physically or mentally. Pick up the pen, Right Now. You don’t have to write. Just hold it in your hand and feel […]

The 3 Minute Game

This is a game I play every time I want to get something over with, something that I’ve been procrastinating on for a while since I reeeeeeeeeallly really really don’t want to do it. It is called the 3 Minute Game. Sound simple? It is. Choose one thing that doesn’t require thought – chores, like the dishes and cleaning […]

“The 5 Sins of Storytelling” – FREEBIE

“The 5 Sins of Storytelling” is a free excerpt from Laurie Alberts book, “Showing and Telling”. You can get it here. http://www.writersdigest.com/how-to-write-a-story?et_mid=611179&rid=233035403 I am ashamed. My stories are a perfect example of the 5th sin – Sentimental Scenes. No shit… – He lay his hand on her head, brushing her brown locks back. The retriever leaned […]