Looking Back

I’m dialing it in again again for creative writing Saturday and pulling an excerpt from Falling Slowly. This was one of my for older young adults, YA romances. It was the first book where I switched POV 1/2 through. For some reason the male voice kept having things to say so at a pivotal pointContinue reading “Looking Back”

Rough Draft

Ok, I’m neck deep rewriting and I’m trying to funnel my limited resources of talent so here’s a game instead of me trying to tap out my tired brain for new content. I had a different beginning to my new story but after talking with my editor and admitting the story needed a good dealContinue reading “Rough Draft”

Summer Showers

Creative Writing Prompt: Rain Going with poetry this time. I only have the attention span for short poems so I’ll do a few different styles. Sijo: Icy rain like shards of glass pelt my skin with tiny cuts Freezing winds slice through my soul and leave me bare, lost, unwhole A kiss of barren hopeContinue reading “Summer Showers”

With Love

Creative Writing Prompt: Write a love letter I won’t lie I may have done some research on this one. Flowery words are not my forte. I know pretty funny right? But I like how this came out. My Love, I wanted to write something of Springtime and roses and billowing moors but that all seemsContinue reading “With Love”

Hmmm Not So Fast

Writing Prompt: The year you were born This is not something I talk about though you probably have a vague idea. I’m older than some, younger than others, willing to admit the differential is quickly closing to one side. Kennedy was before me but then which Kennedy there are so many. I saw Madonna liveContinue reading “Hmmm Not So Fast”


Writing Prompt: write about someone who loves boysenberry jam This one came together easier than normal because I saw Forest Gump on Sunday. Might even call this fan fiction. “Well I always did like a good berry. And you know boysenberry is the best berry. You can use it everywhere. There’s bread and cake andContinue reading “PB&J”

Wicked Woman

Writing Prompt: include these words somewhere in a story ‘…but if anyone asks tell them we’re fine’. This one screamed ominous to me so there I went. Enjoy! “I was trying to be thoughtful. I was trying to be caring. All the things he said I never was. All the things he broke in meContinue reading “Wicked Woman”

Creative Effort

Writing Challenge: If your brain were a tangible, physical place, what would it be like? Pulling the deep weeds in the blistering sun was never any fun. The sticky heat clung to her skin and pooled between the valley of her breasts. Jungle sounds surrounded her chirping, squawking, the occasional sinister hiss that raised theContinue reading “Creative Effort”


Writing Challenge: Acrostic Poem Every now and then I’ll dip a toe in the poetic league. I’m not very good so I tend to stand by the side and read what’s out there. The one thing that surprised me when I joined writing Twitter was the number of poets. I have to say that’s inspiring.Continue reading “Acrostic”

In My Head

Writing Challenge: Stream of Concious I tried this with the short story She in the book 3 Shorts. I had various degrees of success. I definitely fell out of it but it’s a good excercise. I’m tired of being inside and it’s gloomy today. I hate the rain. We need it. Everything is dying. TheContinue reading “In My Head”