Monthly Archives: May 2013

How to format a book (e-book and print) and survive


Hi everyone! As some of you know, I recently self-published a book of poetry called Bless the Bitter Night: Poems about Failed Love in the Modern World. At first, when I planned on self-publishing, I decided to only release a print version … Continue reading

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Company Picnic


[This scene is in response to Writing Challenge: First Day of the Dinosaurs. If you can make any sense out of it, well, you’re better than me, and I wrote it! I hope you enjoy it!] “Hey guys! Looks like … Continue reading

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Driving Through the Dark


[This is my response to the Road Trip writing challenge. What do you think?] “On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha, …” “Could you find another station? I’m getting tired of hearing that crap.” Mary flicked the radio … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Road Trip!


Write a scene in which at least three (3) characters are traveling together, in the same vehicle, for a long period of time. Long enough that their little irritating quirks rub one another raw. This weekend should be good for … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: First Day of the Dinosaurs


We need another writing challenge. Today is a day of dinosaurs for me (and there will be a related photo prompt specifically related to my day of dinosaurs soon). But for now, this made me grin. So, tell us a … Continue reading

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Tap-Tap-Tap


Here is my response to yesterday’s challenge (The Last Straw). Do you have a pet peeve? —– Tap-tap-tap. Glibert leaned closer to the book. It was hard to make out the text in the fire light. He brought a candle … Continue reading

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The Last Straw


[This story is a response to Writing Challenge: The Last Straw.] “Here ya go, honey! You want regular or decaf?” I glanced at the waitress’ name tag as I slid into the booth. Rachel. “No thanks, I don’t drink coffee.” … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: What’s Unique?


Much of writing is creating an adequate stage upon which your characters may act. The process of making this platform is called ‘world building.’

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How I Met the Antarians


[This bit of story gets its idea germ from today’s writing challenge, but is styled after the series How I Met Your Mother. This piece is just the beginning of the beginning. It will later be revealed that the kids … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Cryptic Notes


My husband recently bought a used astronomy book from a local book seller. In it was the following note: Your challenge: Use this as part of an opening scene of a story. What is the unusual thing that the writer … Continue reading

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