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Origin Story

The child was very much alive. Abbess Mary Margaret, in her crouched position on the door stoop, pulled the white blanket down to the end of the bassinet. 753 more words


Trashpost 1: First Drafts

Today’s offender is Ernest Hemingway:

“The first draft of everything is shit.”

Doesn’t that just make you want to start whacking away at a manuscript?

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The Trash Zone

You, edited


What’s the best thing I can wish for you as a writer? Not success, money, nor praise, but the chance to work with a good editor. 326 more words


Bordelon Detective Agency Part 3 V.1

Bo hummed happily to acknowledge my entrance as I stepped further into the room. His eyes were glazed and darting across the screens circling his head. 449 more words


Your Audience

Here at the Writing Center, we are happy to provide another pair of eyes for your papers and assignments. We can serve as the first audience that reads your written ideas. 493 more words

10 (30?) Questions Writing Game

The lovely Scarlett Olivier​ tagged me via Twitter in this fun game. Managed to discover a few things about my work while writing it. 1,355 more words


Is Your Focus Skewed?

When we read, we tend to try to anticipate what will happen in a story, or project backwards (for example, in a murder mystery novel). We use details such as objects, time and setting to create a picture of where, when, and what is happening. 713 more words