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When words take flight

That feeling when seemingly out of nothing, the words emerge, one after another to form a sentence, a paragraph, a scene, a story… Slowly at first, then the pace quickens until it seems like the story is writing itself, as if you are just a transcriber of events. 115 more words


Everything is material

Using bad stuff to make good stuff

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

Ernest Hemingway… 718 more words


The Foul Silence

Stagnation of process.

The point in the creative game where all your literary ducks are in a row but no bloody duck is bothering to quack. 10 more words


My Biggest Writing Pet Peeve

(Reed’s Playlist for the occasion:¬†The Archers’ Bows Have Broken by Brand New)

This one actually does originally come from a James Patterson MasterClass tidbit, but I don’t want to house what will almost certainly turn out to be a rant in that otherwise unmarred bounty of wisdom. 646 more words


Quick Tip #11: Our Daily Words (Setting a Writing Routine)

If every time you sit down to write you end up feeling¬†like the person below…

…it might not be the assignment’s fault.* Rather, it might be time to look in the mirror and then look at your writing habits. 443 more words

Quick Tips Series

Writing Prompt: "My mom always said the robin was the first sign of spring, but I knew better."

One of my fellow bloggers (Authorial Furies) put up some fun writing prompts in honor of spring’s arrival. One really nabbed me so I decided to have some fun with it. 702 more words


Reading one's work

Some months back I heard about a local open mic and reading series called Two Hour Transport, focused on science fiction and fantasy. The invited writers were local and generally not rock stars on book tours, but people who’d had a certain amount of professional success. 478 more words

Published Work