NaNoWriMo: The Rebellion Begins

NaNoWriMo: The Rebellion Begins

The Rodeo has ended, although writers have until 11:59 pm EST November 6 to complete TUFF: The Ultimate Flash Fiction Contest #8. All other flash fiction writing contests have closed and now the hard work of the judges begins. You can check in at each contest you...
Big Things

Big Things

“Big things are coming. I feel it in these old bones.” Like a toothless old-timer, predicting the weather I’m sooth-saying from the comfort of my office. Rain beats down on my metal roof. It’s been a productive week, the first in months. And...
Coffee for WriMos: Last Call

Coffee for WriMos: Last Call

It is done… …not really. 51,000 words and many more to go. What NaNoWriMo did for me this year is get me started and kept me to writing the tedious scenes. Tedious because they were “not the story” but needed to explain the story, to develop...
Coffee for WriMos: Day 28

Coffee for WriMos: Day 28

Imagination fills the gaps. Sometimes I struggle because I want to be right. When writing history, it’s easy to slip up and include an object not yet invented or miss a social cue that today would be non-existent but back then ever so important. The temptation...
Coffee for WriMos: Day 28

Coffee for WriMos: Day 24

Trust your sense of taste. Cooking a book is a lot like kitchen cooking. We have recipes from the masters like Chef of the Day and Author of the Year, but learn to trust your own taste. It’s nearing my favorite feast of the year and I’m pecking away at the...
Coffee for WriMos: Day 28

Coffee for WriMos: Day 24

Your story is both unique and part of something greater. It’s snowing tonight and I can’t help but compare stories to snowflakes. Each storm is new, fresh. No matter how many stories go out each one is a fresh new voice. Like snowflakes, each story is...