Why I Write

Why I Write

I write, therefore I am. It seems easy to answer when writing feels akin to drawing breath. But it’s as complicated as trying to explain how the lungs function. Writer, Robin Flanigan, invited me to ponder this question in a blog hop that considers the reasons...
Bite Size Memoir No. 2

Bite Size Memoir No. 2

For me, exploring memory is like extracting water from a peat bog. It’s saturated, but not easy to pull out clean. However, I’m taking the weekly “Bite Size Memoir” challenge posted by memoirist, Lisa Reiter, and discovering that I do have resources for writing from...
Flash Fiction Becomes a Challenge

Flash Fiction Becomes a Challenge

After exploring options for developing the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction on Wednesdays (beginning March 5), I’ve refined two points. First, I’m clarifying that this is a “challenge,” meaning that any writer can participate. Second, there will not...
Power of Word Prompts

Power of Word Prompts

The first word prompts I ever used were issued weekly by my 7th-grade teacher, Mr. Price. It was called a spelling list and the assignment was to use 10 of the 20 words in a story. That’s when I discovered my calling as a storyteller. Word prompts continue to...
Why Flash Fiction?

Why Flash Fiction?

Let me tell you why I’m excited to share flash fiction with other writers. Back in “ye olden days” of the initial Gather.com, it was the first social network site that I joined. It was created to give voice to those who typically followed and...