No. 10/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! I was suddenly glad that I hadn't cut my hair that morning as sweat trickled down the side of my face from my temple. The hunter’s gaze was unrelenting, but I swore to myself that I wouldn’t look away. “I told you,” I said, trying to … Continue reading Forked Tongue
Ishmael paused on the boundary of everything there had ever been. His ship smoothly slowed to a standstill. Through the viewport shone stars of all different colours, shapes, and sizes. Goosebumps ran up Ishmael’s arm as he realised that he could be the first being to ever lay eyes upon some of them. As he … Continue reading Nowhere
Photo by Narupon Promvichai on Unsplash Hi SEers. John here with you today. I’m going to further discuss the idea of giving characters life with …Showing – Not Telling Emotions Writers, we’ve all heard of the “show don’t tell” rule more times than we can count. We may think it’s overstated. We may get … Continue reading Reblog: Showing – Not Telling Emotions by John W. Howell
No. 5/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! (And May the Fourth be with you.) The question echoed down grey corridors, bouncing against the soulless stone walls that had watched over the castle for eternity. But perhaps not for much longer. It was whispered by the slaves toiling in the fields, the servants running … Continue reading How Long?
No. 3/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! The Terror of Tyrus stood in the remains of a ruined world, ashes swirling around him like a raging blizzard. The filter firmly strapped over his nose and mouth should have sterilised the air he breathed,but a bitter taste coated his tongue nevertheless, like he could … Continue reading Terror
No. 2/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration - and remember to follow my journey as I rewrite my YA novel for traditional publication! Cynthia scoured the fields for hours, searching for a simple flower. The area was surely beautiful as it was, covered in nothing but short, soft grass rolling over gentle hills, like … Continue reading The Flower
It's always advancing. I'm always running. I know I'm not fast enough, but it's the last thing I can do. Across the centuries, every mortal has run from this. I can almost see them as whole galaxies zip past my viewport. They plead and beg and trade, all for one thing: more. More life. More … Continue reading Time
Greetings, fellow writers, and happy March! I'm excited to be working and blogging again; my vacation was wonderful, full of both rest and adventure, but it's good to be back! A Writing Warmup Based on the prompt: comfort To a queen who was ruler of nothing, there was little comfort to ever be had. Where … Continue reading The Pen Is Mightier Than Ever!
No. 2 in a series of posts designed to give an overview of self-publishing. It’s a beautiful moment. You’re sitting there, thinking about ideas or memories, and all of a sudden it comes together and you say: “I think I shall write books!” (if you’re anything like Jo March). The revelation is easy. So is … Continue reading So, You Want to Write a Book?
Self-publishing is great...except when it's not. As an indie author myself, I advocate for self-publishing. It's a great way to get yourself out there as a writer, to build an audience and actually make yourself write and publish a book. But self-publishing does have its downsides. After the many self-published books I've written reviews on, … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Self-Publishing