Category Archives: Thoughts on writing

Let’s talk about shorts

Short stories, that is. Thanks to Eden Royce, I learned that May is Short Story Month. I spent the first part of May reading a book for one of my book clubs, but now that I’ve finished that, I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Breaking all the (grammar) rules

I’ve always been the type of person who follows the rules. My friends often say that if life were like Dungeons & Dragons, I would be Lawful Good in the Alignment System. In fact, even on the test offered on that … Continue reading

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The moral at the end of this post

Take a seat, friends. Make yourselves comfortable, maybe get a cup of tea or coffee, because I’m going to tell you a story.

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Positive rejection

Rejection is hard to deal with; there’s no two ways about that. And my writing has been rejected A LOT. When I first decided to buckle down and start submitting, I was looking at all the wrong literary journals or … Continue reading

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When inspiration strikes

Did you all miss me last week? I’m sure you did. But shhhh, it’s okay now. I’ve returned. I try to blog once a week, and typically I work on my blog posts the day before they go live. I … Continue reading

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Let’s work together

Writing is often a solitary activity, and I know many writers who like to keep it that way. They have a place, whether it’s a physical location or a certain head space, that they need or like to be in … Continue reading

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WiHM: why horror?

February is Women in Horror Recognition Month! So my posts this month are going to highlight this topic in some way. When “Home Coming” was published in Scared Spitless last year, marking my first published piece, most my friends and … Continue reading

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Impatiently patient

Lately, I’ve been having a problem with my writing. I hesitate to call it writer’s block, but even this blog post took far longer than it should have for its relatively short length. It’s not coming up with ideas that’s … Continue reading

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So many books, so little time

Sometimes when I finish one book and am trying to decide which one to start next, I am overwhelmed by the number of books that exist. Despite the well-worn tale of how difficult it is to get published, the United … Continue reading

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Everyone can be a writer—and that’s awesome

When I was younger, I used to think it took a special kind of person to be a writer. And at various stages of my life—and depending on my self-confidence—I would either consider myself one of those people or not. … Continue reading

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