Category Archives: Other Writing

Whatever I can think to place here. I don’t write many short stories, perhaps because I’m too long-winded, but this is where you’d find them. You never know, I may even right an essay or two. Hopefully you won’t find any of my shopping lists.

The Freaking 2017 Goals Post They Forced Me to Write

Given the cold in the interrogation room, I’d have gladly traded the little black dress for a big wool blanket. I resorted to rubbing my arms, a poor remedy for shivering that did nothing for shaking. My Not-So-Happy New Year. … Continue reading

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Defining Your Lines (A Story of Self in Rhyme)

Unseen and huddled as she was in full view, she released dangerous tears anew. They flowed beneath her cheeks on the inside, falling to her heart’s emotional lies. A little voice, calling itself Hope, held her as one, encouraging her … Continue reading

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Bad Writing Advice: Naming Stuff

For fantasy writers, especially, naming is critical. World building demands it. Of course, world building demands a lot of things, but there are those pesky rules. No excessive backstory. No info dumps. It makes it tough on a writer. Whether … Continue reading

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Bad Writing Advice: Changing the Protagonist

When you’re writing that great novel sometimes small details slip through the cracks and a correction or two becomes necessary. For instance, you might find yourself writing the closing chapter and realize the protagonist doesn’t work. Yeah, okay, so you … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Animal

Working on your WIP, but there’s something missing? The story has gone flat and stale and after careful consideration you decide you need to add a character who’ll breathe new life into the story? Add the unexpected animal. No, don’t … Continue reading

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The Border (Part 2 of 2)

The conclusion to my short story is available on the website HERE along with a link to Part 1 in case you missed it. Thanks for visiting!

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The Border (Part 1 of 2)

The girl paused at the entrance, a hand resting against the wall and eyes surveying the broken panes, cracked floor, and dust coated counters where tiny prints crisscrossed the elevated desert. Beside the sink dishes awaited cleaning. “Anna, have you … Continue reading

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Calling It by Name

That the worst was over during our long journey through the forest I could only hope, but my hopes were dashed when I heard the voice. Soft, it was, and seemingly reasonable, yet a shiver rushed over me before I … Continue reading

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Rogue Personalities

I have rogue personalities and they’re on the run. No, not multiple personalities. Of course not. Well, not anymore. I used to have a bunch, but at one point they moved away and I haven’t talked to them in years. … Continue reading

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When I Was Dead

The tale that is this mended heart. When I was dead… …Time was meaningless, a vague memory important in childhood, but in adulthood passing me by. The past was a dark place to dwell upon, to dwell in. A bottomless … Continue reading

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