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Flash Fiction Friday: How Easy

Happy Friday! Chuck Wendig posted a great Flash Fiction Challenge today: A Story in Five Sentences. I love writing exercises like these. Quick and breezy, so I'm jumping in: Her hair, once thick and lustrous, now hangs in limp waves past her thin shoulders, the perfect length for him to wrap around his meaty hands. She stifles a [...]

NaNoWriMo Day 1!

So, while working at my favorite coffee shop yesterday, I had a conversation with Edgar Allan Poe about NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. I asked him if he thought it was crazy for me to even think about signing up, seeing as how I also have a midgrade to rewrite per an editor's notes, (a head to toe [...]

When It’s Not Your Writing Season

Things I've learned while training for my first marathon: 1. "I'll do my work first and then run later" usually translates to "I'll most likely miss my run today and then feel like crap about it later." 2. Ice baths are awful. 3. It's not a good idea to tuck a Gu Energy Gel under [...]

Have you seen Authors Anonymous? I've never heard about it until I saw it at a Red Box. When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process? It looked cute [...]

Over at As The Eraser Burns, we recently posted a fabulous guest article by Katharine Manning about what running has taught her about writing. Since running and writing are two of my favorite topics, I just had to post it here as well! So much of this had me nodding my head in agreement, especially the part about running [...]