Dialogue Writing Challenge

It’s been a long time since I’ve attempted to come up with a writing challenge. What can I say? Life is busy, busy. This idea came upon me by accident, and I just knew it would help some writer out there who is struggling to get the creative juices flowing.

Write a story with nothing but dialogue. No exposition, no he said/she said tags… nothing but dialogue and punctuation.

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April 11, 2014

Missing Lily – Another Clean Romance

If you have been digging around Scribbleweed at all in the past year, chances are you have heard about the clean romance novel, Just Ella. I am happy to say Annette Larsen has done it again and is set to release Missing Lily, on May 15th. I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the first half of the book, and I was charmed.

April 9, 2014

Weirdos who write about weirdos

Is it just me or are all writers a little… off? Do you ever open your journal and find words like this? “I think I need to kill him. The love triangle thing just isn’t working for me. Plus, he’s pushy, controlling and passionate in a way that’s suffocating. But how do I kill him […]

March 24, 2014

The Year(s) of Crappy First Drafts

Some days I worry I have lost my desire to write, and other days I realize that is the sleep/privacy/date night/babysitter-deprived monster talking and I need to suck down a tall glass of Melatonin-laced warm milk go to sleep for a long, long time.

February 18, 2014

Choosing Your Path

When I asked Athena Hernandez to write the New Year’s post, I expected it to be good. What I didn’t expect was that it gave me goosebumps and renewed my writing enthusiasm. I hope this post inspires you as it has me. Thanks Athena, and congratulations for winning the Gifts for Writers giveaway.

January 1, 2014

Gifts for Writers and a GIVEAWAY

So you have a writer in your life. I’m sorry. With the holidays here, you’re probably trying to figure out what to give this crazy creature of creativity, right? Never fear – I have a few ideas for any budget, and links to where you can find them. Oh boy, did I just make your life easier.

December 6, 2013

Writer Envy: Do You Have It?

We all have writer envy to some degree. But ho do you recognize when your jealousy is getting out of hand?

December 3, 2013

Write What You Know

As writers, we draw bits and pieces from real life experiences and people we know to enhance our fiction. The feel of sand between our toes, the sting of a scrape on our knee, or the taste of Grandma’s fresh baked apple pie can be used to bring the reader along on the journey that is our story. Even if you haven’t had the exact experience, you’ve most likely had one that’s generated a specific feeling or emotion that can bring your story alive for the reader.

November 27, 2013

Ah, Forbidden Love

I am overjoyed to introduce Crystal Collier, author of MOONLESS. Friends, this is a book that will keep you turning pages through the night. Crystal has weaved a rich tapestry of compelling characters, supernatural charm and gorgeous world building.

November 20, 2013

Strengthen Your Writing: Think Like a Poet

Poetic language is important in all types of writing, and our guest today just happens to be my favorite poet.

November 13, 2013