An unedited writing warmup In the matter of a moment, her life went to ruin. Sariah could barely comprehend the empty space in the nook that held her prized possessions, and yet at the same time, she knew exactly what had happened. Sariah's mind went right to that woman - that terrible huntress whose machinations … Continue reading The Huntress
Sometimes it’s hard to try new things, okay? When it comes to reading recommended books or watching TV shows everyone tells me I need to watch, I procrastinate. Hard. I keep saying, “Oh yeah, I’m going to do that soon!” And then I don’t. Until I do (years later), and I inevitably fall in love … Continue reading That Feeling When You’re Completely Blown Away by a Book
My first time trying out story posts! It’s fun…other than the fact that it completely moves the text from where I put it?? (So, sorry if it’s hard to read—blame WordPress!) I had the spacing all beautifully figured out, but I guess the website had different ideas. Happy Thursday morning, and I’ll catch you later … Continue reading I just finished reading Words of Radiance and…WOW.
When you work out, you do a warmup before you start. Before a soccer game, you do a warmup to get you going. Even artists warm up with quick sketches before they get to work. So why don't we talk about writing warmups more? I'll admit that I haven't been the best at doing them … Continue reading Stretch Your Brain with Writing Warmups
Everyone is always dreaming that they’re somewhere else. Really, it’s no wonder. This world can be cruel and cold, and all of us need an escape sometimes. But the important thing is to remember that this is life, and we all have something we’re called to do. Imagination is a wonderful thing, but it’s also … Continue reading Idle Imaginings — My “Dream Life”
It's been five years, and I'm still trying to perfect my recipe for an earl grey latte. It sounds so easy. Tea. Milk. Sweetener (I like honey). Lavender, if you're feeling it (which I usually am). But it's the proportions that get me. Even after so many tries, I still haven't quite gotten it right. … Continue reading Elusive Inspiration Part 2: Seeking Memories
In case you missed it, my brand new story, The Chosen Two, is in full swing on my Ko-fi! Hopefully you read the prologue last week, and today the first chapter has just been posted. I've had a blast developing and writing this story, so I hope you enjoy reading it just as much! Here's … Continue reading Don’t Miss the First Chapter!
I’m heading out to explore some volcanos. Life’s been pretty hectic these past few months as my parents’ health continues to decline and obligations pile up. I’m good at not sweating the small stuff, but not everything can be ignored forever. Blogging Breaks seem to work miracles for me in avoiding burnout and reinvigorating my […]The … Continue reading Reblog: The Benefits of a Blogging Break by Myths of the Mirror
I love flash fiction, for those of you who can't tell. Part of the reason is that I love writing in different genres and flash fiction allows me to do that effortlessly. Another reason is that I know that people live busy lives, and I love writing a story that anyone can read, no matter … Continue reading Short Trips: Repercussions – A Masterclass on Flash Fiction Anthologies
Characters. They're the most important part of the story, right? They are to me. I believe that for a story to be truly great, it needs to have great characters that the reader can relate to and enjoy reading about. Otherwise, you're left with a useless plot and no characters to reach out and bring … Continue reading Character Creation Doesn’t Have to Be a Chore