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Flames and Teeth- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday. Time for another flash fiction. Today's piece is very short. I am currently on vacation but still wanted to share my weekly writing. Picture prompt comes from writing_is_my_anchor Instagram page. Need inspiration? Check out her page and take your pick! Please remember, these flash fictions serve as personal inspiration and not… Continue reading Flames and Teeth- Flash Fiction Friday

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Story Spin

Hello, creatives! I want to share something that I have recently been thinking about. A time when my muse was young and we were still only acquaintances. When I mistrusted her and myself. ** I can recall the first time I realized how similar one of my stories was to another. It was heartache. To… Continue reading Story Spin

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The Eye of Fate- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Another Friday, another Flash Fiction. Today's picture prompt comes from Pinterest. I'm sorry, I do not know who the original photo is of or who took it. But how awesome is that makeup? This is a future scene of my WIP after the book takes place. Not that I am planning on a… Continue reading The Eye of Fate- Flash Fiction Friday

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The Silver Bullet- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday. I am so excited to share today's flash fiction with you. I was so pleased and surprised at how this one turned out. Honestly, I did not see that coming. Today's picture prompt comes from uninspiredwriters Instagram page. She seriously knows how to inspire me, so thanks M for helping out… Continue reading The Silver Bullet- Flash Fiction Friday

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The Lonely Writer Needs a Friend

Writing is many forms of release, each one dependent upon the writer. We often write to feel connected to others, but writing is also a lonely art. We want to jump for joy and shout when we burst through writer's block and come out triumphant. We want to celebrate the proud moment we fill those… Continue reading The Lonely Writer Needs a Friend

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Letter To My Protagonist

I saw M.A. Ryan do a letter to my protag on her blog and thought it was a great idea. Dearest, Aela, You must feel lonely and different. You wonder why you’ve been abandoned by the people who were supposed to love you the most. You choose to hide your feelings from those who truly… Continue reading Letter To My Protagonist

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Winchester Manor- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! So excited to share today's flash fiction with you. I am trying to hone my suspense writing skills and hope I was able to capture it in this piece. Please, drop me a comment and let me know what you think. Keep in mind, my flash fiction is meant as personal inspiration and… Continue reading Winchester Manor- Flash Fiction Friday

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Be A Storyteller

Good Writing Vs. Storytelling Hello, Creatives! Hope everyone’s words/page counts have stayed high. Mine has not. Netflix is not my friend! Sam and Dean Winchester, they can be my friends. 🙂 For those of you who read this, thank you for the support you give me on my writing journey. It is so nice to… Continue reading Be A Storyteller

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Life for a Life- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday. Can not believe it's here already. I am loving the accountability of flash fiction Friday, keeps me going when I would dearly love to kick off my shoes, lounge on the couch and binge watch Supernatural (because seriously, I'm hooked on that show after waiting so long to watch it.) Anywho,… Continue reading Life for a Life- Flash Fiction Friday

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The Man in the Mirror- (not so) Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, Creatives! Hope everyone had a productive week with high page/ word counts. This one was inspired by a book I read where the story was told in other forms of narrative and included interviews and research papers. Thought I'd try my hand at it. It is a little longer than typical flash fiction but… Continue reading The Man in the Mirror- (not so) Flash Fiction Friday

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A Writer’s Choice

Genre of Choice Writing is a release; it is a way to express your highest opinions, deepest wishes, and inner demons. We all have our own voice, and we all have our own personal preference to how and what we write. This holds true to our genre of choice. My stories take a form of… Continue reading A Writer’s Choice

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A Writer’s Balance

Plotter VS. Pantster   “Stories are found things, like fossils in the ground . . . Stories are relics, part of an undiscovered, pre-existing world.” -S. King Lately, I’ve been reminded of two conflicting ideas in the craft of writing. I thought I’d take a moment to address this because I’ve struggled with the decision… Continue reading A Writer’s Balance

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A Nightling’s Tale cont. – Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! I am so excited to continue with my Nightling's Tale. This is so much fun to write. Eerie and dark, my favorite kind of writing. *mwah ha, ha* I hope you enjoy this flash fiction piece that is slowly turning into something more tangible. This is not a perfectly edited piece and is… Continue reading A Nightling’s Tale cont. – Flash Fiction Friday

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Star-Fire – Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives This is another flash fiction piece inspired by Uninspired Writer picture prompt. I wrote this one fairly fast but I think it could develop into a good story. In the spirit of traditional fairytales, Star-Fire is more of a telling than descriptive or flowery prose. As always, any critique is appreciated. Please remember this… Continue reading Star-Fire – Flash Fiction Friday

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Four Ways out of a Writer’s Slump

Hello, creatives! Today I thought I’d share the four ways I draw up inspiration when my muse refuses to cooperate. *** Ambient Mixer This amazing app transfers me from my laptop to thousands of different atmospheres. If I want to study in the Gryffindor Common Room, I’m there. If I need the pitter patter of… Continue reading Four Ways out of a Writer’s Slump