10 Jan 2012
Call it a daybook, a journal, even a diary if you want. I don’t care if you call it your little black book of secrets or your “journal down the yellow book road” (yeah, I did that once — the cover adorned with pictures of Ozian munchkins and wand-twirling witche s– and I still don’t regret it).
What you call it doesn’t matter. What you do in it does.
And that, my...
10 Jan 2012
There is no denying that for all writers, at least part of the attraction to writing is the desire to be read and recognised. It may not be the driving force, but at least for me, it was the initial spur that inspired me to pursue writing much more seriously. I wrote a particularly graphic story in English class once about a boy having his leg eaten off by a kid he used to go to school with, and it...
9 Jan 2012
Why write poetry? Is there anything you can say in poetry that you can’t say in prose?
Of course that’s not really the question. Obviously we believe that how you say something makes a difference. In fact, there’s no such thing as pure information. The medium is part of the message. The style is part of the content. The same story related in prose and in poetry has a different effect on...
9 Jan 2012
August 21st, 2006…
I was speeding away down the mountain ridge straddling the border between Virginia and West Virginia. There was about $400 to my name, it all in my pocket, the bank account that once housed it closed a few days prior. My worldly possessions filled the modest-sized car and a few other belongings would arrive at my destination a week later, filling the corner of a small garage.
8 Jan 2012
Spoken Sunday Submission #49 for 8th January, 2012
For full details check the page.
How To Play:
1. After you have submitted to [Fiction] Friday – or written a passage of around 600 words, record it.
2. On your blog, or audioboo site, post an explanation of your piece (if its a passage from a larger work) or ask readers for specific feedback about it – as well as a link to your recording.
7 Jan 2012
New Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. A time to assess ourselves. Do we settle into our life, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, our iPhone, our car keys, and get out of there?
Last year on New Year’s Day, I shared my resolutions for 2011. Here’s how I did:
Finish my current techno-thriller, Seek and Destroy (although I haven’t...
7 Jan 2012
My journey as a writer? I wrote in high school and was mocked by teachers. Then I stopped for a long time only to begin again a few years ago. That’s it in a nut shell. Except for one thing I feel, in the interest of honesty and transparency, you should know about me.
I don’t like writing.
It may sound shocking or strange but It’s the truth. I don’t like to write. I like to tell stories. I like to...
6 Jan 2012
[Fiction] Friday Challenge #241 for January 6th, 2012
Include these characters somewhere in your story–a weasel, a priest and a spinning wheel.
How Fiction Friday works. It’s easy to do.
Check this page for this week’s theme or challenge. Prompts are published each month to give you plenty of notice.
Spend at least 5 minutes composing something original based on the theme or...