It's our favorite day of the week (Tuesday? Hmm, why not? It's Saturday somewhere...right? Either that, or I'm off schedule, and that couldn't possible be...)! That means it's time to ramble. So, you've written a draft. It could be a novel, a short story, a nonfiction essay, a comic, anything. You've finished it, polished it,… Continue reading The Writing Guru Next to You
It's our favorite day of the week! That means it's time to ramble. Everyone loves a good mentor. From Obi-Wan Kenobi to Gandalf to Uncle Ben, mentors are important and well-loved characters. They teach the protagonist moral lessons, give physical training, and provide emotional support. So, of course, they have to die. It's sad but… Continue reading The Mentor Curse
Well, it's December 31st, and you know what that means. It's Grandpa's birthday! Happy Birthday, Grandpa! Also, it's New Year's Eve. Tomorrow, everyone will be doing their best to stay true to their list of New Year's Resolutions, writing-focused and otherwise. It's no secret that keeping New Year's Resolutions is more difficult than making them.… Continue reading To the New Year, 2020!
Happy Saturday, everyone! This week, I decided to share something a little different than poetry. This is a flash fiction piece, just a quick little read that stemmed from a fun writing prompt I participated in back at PLU. The prompt was this: Write a story beginning with the opening line: "He/she thumped the book… Continue reading Her Favorite Doorway
Happy Saturday! I've got another poem for you. One of these days, I'd like to write something light-hearted and funny, but today I'll settle for something a little different. *** Music Box She stands on tiptoes on the highest pedestal, turns delicately, one slender arm reaching, gleaming, for the void, the other stuck in… Continue reading Music Box