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”
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
To kick off this year, I'm starting a new story today on my Ko-fi! (If you're one of my email subscribers, I hope you're already excited by the exclusive excerpt you read in the newsletter!) As opposed to most of the stories I've posted on the blog, this story will have multiple chapters that I'll … Continue reading The Chosen Two: A Brand New Story
Many people don't think about tools when it comes to writing. All you need is a laptop or a pen and paper and you're good, right? As writers, we know that's wrong. If we want to be successful and efficient at our craft, there are certain tools that are good to have. With Christmas being … Continue reading The Write Stuff
Oh, if only there were a way to avoid writing endings. While they are, of course, instrumental, impactful, and the main takeaway for your readers, they're also hard. You have a lot to wrap up: your plot, your character's journey, your themes... It's one of the most difficult parts of writing a story. Since good … Continue reading Pacing That Ending
As I’m meeting more writers and delving into the writing community, I’m getting this question a lot: “Where do you get your inspiration/ideas from?” It’s a pretty broad question and one that’s difficult for me to answer. Ideas just seem to pop into my head at any given moment, not necessarily prompted by any one … Continue reading Elusive Inspiration
Everyone wishes for a second chance, and no one more than the traveller who holds one in his grasp. But what happens when that chance fails, time and time again?The total destruction of a planet, a boy leaving home, a teacher coming in contact with alien life, a draconic businesswoman hungry for power...These people and … Continue reading Get COLOURS: An otherworldly short story series TODAY!
If you read my post from Monday, you know that I'm writing a short story about a bonfire this week. But as I started writing, I started thinking that instead of just posting the finished product, I could walk you through the process of how I write! Why would I do this? Well, it's helpful … Continue reading The Writing Process (Part 1)
Happy Tuesday, everyone! I'm here at the start of a new series of posts I will be making at the beginning of every week (usually on a Monday, but I wasn't able to get this out yesterday). These will just be brief updates about what I'm working on during the week, including some writing and/or … Continue reading How is it already Tuesday?
A writing warm-up Choose a word: bananaChoose a setting: in a space stationChoose a starting phrase: If I could stop If I could stop for just a few minutes at any space station in the galaxy, I think that I might actually come to appreciate them. As it is, they’re just places that I pass … Continue reading The Cloaked Stranger