This story won Honorable Mention at WOW! Women on Writing Spring ’16 Flash Fiction Contest. Sometimes, writing in journal form gets the creative juices flowing.
I know I’m late in the game in reviewing The Girl of Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson, but I just finished the trilogy for the second time, and fell in love with these books all over again.
What author doesn’t want to write faster and better? Isn’t that the ultimate goal—to produce quality work at a fraction
Do your kids have a favorite book that you can’t stand to read? I know the feeling. If I have to “woof” through a Biscuit book one more time, bad things will happen. Bad, bad things.
Every writer hits a creativity slump at one point or another. Here are 12 ideas to get your brain going again.
I just spent far too much time ignoring my children to read Granted by Michelle Merrill. Granted is unique, it’s clean, it’s just-one-more-chapter-before-I-sleep engaging. If only I had my own genie to grant my wish for book two to be published already!
I may be in the minority when I say literature that leaves little to the sexual imagination pisses me off. Books where teenage girls swoon after and give their bodies to boys who treat them like crap make me seethe.
If you’re writing a story with a complicated plot line (or living a complicated plot line yourself) how do you keep your character moving toward their end goal?
It’s simple. Remember the WHY.
Sometimes I seem almost normal. But then I remember that normal people don’t write their own definitions for “scene” while sitting in a parking lot waiting for kids to come out of school. But that’s what I did this week… for fun.
“You’re not my Mommy!”
My gaze flicked to the rear-view mirror. A few blonde hairs stuck to her wet cheeks as she glared at me with all the defiance she could muster. I looked back to the road, biting the inside of my cheek. She’s only three, I reminded myself, and that parenting book said it’s normal to test boundaries. Healthy, even.