Wow, what a year! 2019 was an exciting journey for me as a writer and a reader: I found some new favorite authors through the RWW creative writing masters program, discovered new books by favorite authors I haven't read in a while, and even learned how to do an in-depth analysis of what works in… Continue reading My Favorite Reads of 2019
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
NaNoWriMo 2019 was a month full of highs and lows for me. I set the 50k goal for myself, and though I didn't quite make it, I ended up with the beginnings of a story that I'm falling in love with. Whether or not you finished NaNoWriMo, coming out of November after 30 days of… Continue reading So, You Finished NaNo…Now What?