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A Harmonious Life- Flash Fiction Friday

Hello, creatives! Happy Friday and that means another Flash Fiction. I absolutely loved how this story turned out. Ever just contemplate life in its enormity? Well, here is the product of one of those contemplations. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did while writing it. The picture comes from fleetfoot Instagram page.… Continue reading A Harmonious Life- Flash Fiction Friday

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Plot Picker (Reading With Purpose)

Hello, creatives! I was wondering the other day, how do my fellow writers read? I read all the time. But not just read. I engulf myself in the technical craft of the story. This post is all about how I read with purpose. ** It is known that writers are also readers. But is it enough… Continue reading Plot Picker (Reading With Purpose)

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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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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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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 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

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Wastelands- Flash Fiction

Picture prompts are a sure fire way to squeeze out some creative juice. This one was inspired by a prompt on uninspiredwriters Instagram page. But you guys should check out her brand new blog page, just click on the name! Anywho, all critique is welcome. Keep in mind that my flash fiction pieces are only fun ways… Continue reading Wastelands- Flash Fiction

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Protagonist’s Ghost

I’ve been an avid reader since grade school. I remember reading books like Bunnicula, Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter. As I grew older I read books like Swamplandia, Jellicoe Road, Lumatere Chronicles, The Snow Child. The books I’ve read could fill a lake and, unfortunately, I can’t remember them all in detail. The ones that… Continue reading Protagonist’s Ghost

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The Holiday Spirit (or whatever)

Hello, my creatives. I wanted to share another piece of writing. This is the entry to a contest I entered at the end of last year. It was a 1500 word limit. It's not my most impressive writing and the story has been done before, but I was still pleased with the outcome. I've thought… Continue reading The Holiday Spirit (or whatever)

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Protag’s Characteristic Moment

I want to share some nuggets of wisdom. I mean, they could also be called a load of crap, so I’ll leave that for you to decide. Me, I found this information valuable. I’m currently reading ‘Creating Character Arcs’ by K.M. Weiland. It’s full of great insight but today I want to share just a… Continue reading Protag’s Characteristic Moment

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The Nightling’s Tale- Flash Fiction

I'm excited to share my writing on here. It's a place where I can collect and display the nonsense floating around my head. This is the first of many. This story was inspired by a picture prompt. I hope you enjoy and any and all critique you are willing to give is greatly appreciated! The… Continue reading The Nightling’s Tale- Flash Fiction