The Thrawn Trilogy: The Importance of Story “Cleanup”

There are good endings, the ones that leave us crying or make us smile, blessing us with a feeling of wonderful satisfaction. There are bad endings, the ones that make us yell and throw our books against the wall. Why do we never talk about the "meh" endings? Because they, perhaps, are the worst kind … Continue reading The Thrawn Trilogy: The Importance of Story “Cleanup”

Are You Cheating the “Show Don’t Tell” Rule with Dialogue?: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 9

Welcome to my ten-part series where we’ll be going through the ten basics of storytelling as outlined in my guidebook The 10 Lost Elements of Storytelling – a book you can get for free by subscribing to my newsletter! In these posts, we’ll pound out the basics of these storytelling elements, but my guidebook is … Continue reading Are You Cheating the “Show Don’t Tell” Rule with Dialogue?: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 9

Opportunity: Globe Soup’s 7 Day Story Writing Challenge

I've been subscribed to Globe Soup's emails for quite a while now. It's a great website to search for writing competitions, courses, and resources - but with all the competitions they hold, that's the element that really attracts me. I so enjoy challenging my writing abilities by entering writing contests, especially those like the 7 … Continue reading Opportunity: Globe Soup’s 7 Day Story Writing Challenge

Our Snow – A fantasy flash fiction story

No. 30/100 flash fiction stories Bela Thornfield stared out her window, longing to be anywhere else.  No, not just anywhere else, but North, where—according to her elven penpal—the fields were covered with glorious white snow. Here at the Southern Ridge, everything was just…green. And brown.  “Can’t you do something about it?” she’d asked Grandpa Rabick.  … Continue reading Our Snow – A fantasy flash fiction story

Announcing My 2023 Writing Projects: New Year Spectacular Finale!

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! After giving this year a lot of thought, I decided that I’m going to go all out in 2023. My goal is to publish three books, write two major short stories, edit and pursue traditional publication for Project Pea, finish a video game script, and begin a … Continue reading Announcing My 2023 Writing Projects: New Year Spectacular Finale!