If you are a reader, then you’ve probably used book reviews. Whether it’s word of mouth, blogs or review sites like goodreads.com or Amazon this honest feedback is the readers ticket to a sure-thing-read. So why are these reviews important and more importantly, why should YOU write reviews? Friends don’t let friends read bad […]
I joined a blog hop with my fellow writers and book sisters, L. Penelope and Nakeesha J. Seneb. They have shared their creative process and now it’s my turn. What am I working on? I am editing my science fiction thriller, LOGOS. I am on the twenty-fourth rewrite (give or take) and it’s being read […]
Form & Structure: How Long is a Short Story? – Daniel Orozco – Do these elements work for creative nonfiction?
I attended the Idaho Rendezvous on Saturday and sat in on: Form & Structure: How Long is a Short Story? – Daniel Orozco Whether a single moment or the span of several generations, the short story can encompass all such various narrative forms. But it must always present certain narrative elements to be called a “short story.” […]
My Muse Broke with my Leg – Overcoming Writer’s Block I don’t believe in writer’s block. I believe in a creativity block or broken muse but that shouldn’t prevent us from writing. I use exercise to stimulate my creative juices and it also helps me work through story issues. I can write a complete story […]
I spent the month of November writing a novel. Really! I join almost 400,000 other novelist during National Novel Writing Month (Nano) and wrote something I am very proud of. Now what? You can imagine those 61,000 words are in the roughest of drafts but the story is there and now I just have to […]
I’m waiting on rejection. I’m not looking forward to it but I don’t mind prolonging it either. Why? Well, I like having the possibilities. Last year I wrote a short piece of fiction that I was very proud of. So proud, that I decided to send it in to a few “big time” literary magazines. […]
How many times have you heard “show not tell?” If you are like me, that phrase has become a fuzzy noise in the background you choose to ignore. I can tell a good story. It is something that comes to me naturally. I grew up sitting around the fireplace telling stories with my family and […]