Photo by Jacqueline Smith on Pexels.com In the last three weeks, I have read three books by three famous authors, and all three were very disappointing. The last one, in fact, disappointed me so much that after I read the last page, I stood up and chunked it across the room. Before the bibliophiles hunt… Continue reading On Writing: Lousy Finds from an LFL
Photo by samer daboul on Pexels.com With the foreseeable forecast being nothing but rain, rain, storms, and rain, I think I'll take some time to reflect upon all the things in life that bring me joy. Things like: When my feet stick to the tub when I first get in the shower, and then I… Continue reading Channeling Julie Andrews
On Writing: Questions to ask yourself.
Tell The Truth To Yourself, Not To Me
(The image tells us that he’s a developer. But let’s assume he’s a writer.)
I’m going to ask you this one question: Is writing authentically your passion?
Long ago, I was in doubt. Is writing actually my dream? Is it what I genuinely love and relish doing?
is it just something else? The fame, the money, the approval? Are these
things luring me towards writing or is writing luring me towards
What is it? Still a hidden truth.
Till now, I’ve come to the conclusion that I love writing. Even more than that, I love to express.
I like talking to people, interacting with them and sharing my thoughts. And writing seems to be a good medium for that.
writing itself is an art that I enjoy. Playing and juggling around with
words is fun! Only a true…
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Photo by Austin on Pexels.com Back in 2017, I became involved in a project called the Collaborative Writing Challenge. This organization published seven collaboratively-written novels in various genres. (You can find the novel I worked on HERE.) While I have to admit the story itself didn't turn out to be the greatest (it's hard to… Continue reading Absidy by Accident – a writing prompt for Romance
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It's Friday night and I have had a very productive, very looong week. The last thing on my ToDo list was to write something for this blog, and then I'd be free to lounge on the couch while eating something I didn't need to eat and watching something I'd seen… Continue reading Just One More Thing…
I wrote this story for a creative writing class my junior year of college. The professor had given us two assignments: Write a short fiction story for the class to critique, then write another one for the professor to critique. For the first story, my goal was simply to write a humorous tale of mundane… Continue reading Bridges
Photo by Daria Rem on Pexels.com Irony, adj. Behaving like a heated, triangle-shaped hunk of metal. Ostracism, n - the worship of large, flightless birds Exposition, n. The precise location of a former lover. Flotilla, n - a naval unit of Mexican flat breads Protagonist, n. A person who supports the labeling of garments. Verb Tense, n. pl. What… Continue reading Neologisms for this day of fools
Photo by alleksana on Pexels.com This week I shall tell you a tale of love...and woe. My story begins back in the 7th grade, when I met my best friend, Lisa. We were so close, one of us would spend the night at the other's every weekend. We called each other's mothers "Mom." We shared… Continue reading Death of a Friendship
Photo by Shiny Diamond on Pexels.com In December of 2019, I met a newlywed couple at a Christmas party. They had recently come back from their honeymoon, which included a cruise. One night the crew put together a game night for all the passengers, which included a version of The Newlywed Game. When the host… Continue reading On Writing: Misunderstandings Lead to Better Characters
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Once upon a time, I ceded control of a project to someone whom I believed would do a better job. This was a social media project that involved, like most social media projects, good lighting, catchy hashtags, and good-looking people making looking good look effortless. And while I didn't hate… Continue reading On Writing: Creating Content