I don't mean reading books but reading your work outloud. Yesterday I read a piece on motherhood. It was a memoir and a creative essay. I was terrible at it. I kept my head down and I didn't look up. I couldn't. What I was reading was so personal that if I had I couldn't… Continue reading Reading
The other day I was kicked from a group on Facebook. Why? My drawing is too realistic. I kid you not. My drawing had to be a cheat... Why is that? And why do I face this all my life? I reach for the stars but all I end up with is dust... Maybe I… Continue reading Kicked
No, I don't mean I'm hoarse and I can't speak, but that on the piece I'm working on. I have been ill and it has made my head fuzzy and not working great, so I've taken longer than I normally would off. My breaks when I got a WIP going are normal less than a… Continue reading I’ve lost my voice!
Why is it that taking a walk makes you feel better? Stretching your legs can make you grin and the problems you thought were bad, can seem so much smaller than before. Do I write for the deadlines or do I write for myself? It's a no-brainer. If I don't write for myself then I… Continue reading Walking
"Look at me," the teacher said. "Look at me," said a friend. "Look at me," said a boss. "Look at me," said a customer. Look at me. They were the words that followed me around until I was twenty. Then finally a friend asked something that no one had. "Why can't you look at me?"… Continue reading To truly see
Trick or treat, what come with the sweet will sometimes leave a sour aftertaste. #amwriting #shortstory #memoir
To dance, I love it, even if I'm pretty bad. But dance gave me more than that. #dance #amwriting #writing #shortstory
The Lightening Storm is a short story based on a memory. #shortstory #amwriting #writing #memoir
Love and Hate is a #shortstory with perhaps a bit of #truth behind it. #bullying #life #amwriting
So, I'm looking at starting on the PhD in only a few weeks. But I am worried about my writing of short stories being a little lax... I thought about it... and then decided that there was one thing I could do. Practice! All writers do it, and I actually love writing short stories, so… Continue reading Practice makes perfect… Right?