In which I post two stories, one by me, and one by Brad Skiff, in response to last week's Flash Fiction prompt.
New writing challenge within! Flash fiction: 1000-3000 words in the form of a series of documents/letters/journals. Read the full post for details!
In which I discuss mechanical errors in writing, growth mindset, and talk about good writing versus bad writing.
In which I miss my deadline, but point out some neat advice from Ernest Hemingway about writing and editing and how to apply it.
In which I describe the first two steps of the writing process - organization and focus. I talk about Amy Cuddy, Neil Gaiman, and how to use graphic organizers and outlines properly.
In which I feature my first attempt at Star Wars Fan Fiction, and I re-post my buddy Brad's story in response to last week's Flash Fiction challenge...
I Hereby Challenge Thee to a Duel! One of the things I used to love about Chuck Wendig's blog, Terribleminds, was that when I first started following it, he would do a flash fiction challenge every week. I loved Chuck's writing prompts, and they're where a few of the stories on this site got their … Continue reading Writers’ Wednesday: Flash Fiction Challenge!
Greetings citizens of the realm! Wednesday falls upon us once more, and that means it's time to sharpen up our writing chops! Today's discussion (no pun intended) is all about dialogue - specifically, how to write great dialogue. A Bold Claim... I know. I do have an M.A. in English and creative writing, but what … Continue reading Writers’ Wednesday: How to Write Great Dialogue
Be it known throughout the Realm of Brandonia... Wednesdays henceforth shall be devoted to the subject of writing. I teach writing, so I have a lot to say on the subject, and these posts will be a potpourri of topics regarding the whole writing process. My plan is that sometimes these posts will be video … Continue reading Writers’ Wednesday: How To Write an Opening Paragraph