Renewal

I just got back from the Author Transformation Alliance’s Annual Spring Retreat.  This year it was held at the Natural Bridge Hotel in Natural Bridge, VA (Lexington I believe).  The site was amazing, and I am really glad that I decided to actually go and see the Natural Bridge.  It was gorgeous, but my back […]

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A Moment of Reflection and Upcoming Events

I feel like I’m sitting on the edge of a storm front, things are coming my way, things I’ve worked for and now I’m caught up in a wave…and I just have to ride it out and see where it goes.  I’m learning that it is possible to be excited, and proud and terrified at […]

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Anatomy of an edit: Less might not be more, but sometimes it’s better

This week’s Flash Friday prompt inspiration was “Pilgrim’s Progress” and the Elements that were given almost wrote the story in my head… only with 100 words +/- 1.. I had my work cut out for me. The first draft started out nicely: Good and Evil walked together last night, down that long and winding road. They talked about […]

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November 17, 2015

Welcome to the insanity that is: NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again: friends vanish for long stretches of time and start obsessing about word counts and write-ins, all in the name of NaNoWriMo.  For those of you who haven’t heard about it, November is National Novel Writing Month, and for one month writers all over the world try to write 50,000 […]

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November 12, 2015

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Windows 10 – One feature that makes it worthwhile

When I’m not writing, or writing about writing… I’m a software developer with enough slashes after it to cover all things software, and more than a few hardware oriented geekly tasks.  It means wearing a lot of different hats, and having a big heaping pile of open windows on my desk top at any given […]

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November 5, 2015

Trying not to lose the reader

One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned when it comes to Miro/Flash Fiction is keeping it short without losing the story– or the audience. With flash fiction, I’ve learned that you have to limit the scope of the story and not lose yourself in the subplots and details.  I think that’s the first lesson everyone […]

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August 13, 2015

55 Word Fiction

Believe it or not, I’m beginning to think that its easier to write a 55 word story than a 150 word story since there is no room for embellishments that will lead to overwriting… With the return of the 55 word challenge I’m discovering a whole new world of  writing that befits my ‘sparse style’ as one friend […]

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