O is for Original

to be the first of her kind, the first to make it past this crucial threshold, to stand upon the pristine, virgin soil of a new world. A physical world. They are getting so close. B’rath pauses to consider the violet skies that play across her fingertips like musical notes, the ground that swells up […]

IWSG: To Plan or Not to Plan

This is my latest post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, wherein on the first Wednesday of every month we post about writing. In this month’s post, I will 1) share some untruths about fiction writing and 2) attempt to be funny. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time on plot, character, and world […]

Calm Before the Storm

This week a fellow writer posed a question to an online forum. He wanted to know what to do when you start to hate – or at least dislike – your current project. The majority of responders advised him to put it aside for later, which I thought is really good advice if possible. Sometimes […]