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”

Netflix and Chill

One of my mom friends is my link to all the TV that I need to see. Well I have two friends who keep me in the know but I hear from the one more often. The other one will drop her knowledge on our occasional roller blade sessions. But the first mom is alwaysContinue reading “Netflix and Chill”

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”

Standing Applause

There is a decent amount of ego in writing, or any of the arts, but I’m a writer so we’ll focus on that. We all want the recognition that our words informed or entertained or both. We want to hear from others how our words link together with elegant aplomb to change their lives. WeContinue reading “Standing Applause”

Writing Tools

I see people talking about the many different tools they use for writing. I know I’m amateur hour but I use Word, for just about everything. I may open the notepad to take some notes. Occasionally I’ll fire up an Excel sheet to keep track of my characters and story time lines. Old school worksContinue reading “Writing Tools”

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”

Make Love Not War

There seems to come on Twitter and FB cycles of war. (I’m not on any of the other ones and I’m not really on FB anymore. It’s been months since I logged in.) Sometimes these wars are in tandem with provocative current events. Sometimes they are out of left field like WTF got up thisContinue reading “Make Love Not War”

Mixer

My SO has become a mixologist in recent weeks after watching a Masterclass of a couple bartenders. I forget their names. Anyway, these days I get met with mid week Cosmos or Mojitos and the like. The Cosmo is off the chart. I think they’re trying to get me drunk and after 20 years it’sContinue reading “Mixer”

Charging Station

It’s time to recharge. I’m pretty parched right now and like always with me I got there not even realizing I had struck dry ground and was trying to drink sand. I’m heading to one of my favorite places on Earth and I plan on writing, walking in nature and forgetting the world for aContinue reading “Charging Station”

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”