Alone in a Room With Invisible People

The writers’ podcast, Alone in a Room With Invisible People, hosted by my friend Rebecca Galardo is looking for spooky and Halloween themed stories for their Halloween edition of the show! Here are the details: I’m a little late with this, so do be aware that the deadline is October 1st, 2019. It’s an unpaid

IWSG:Where I’d Like to Write

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Sign up here. The awesome co-hosts for the September 4 posting of the IWSG are

Ballad of the Above Ground Sewer System

I’m awake at three in the morning, and listening to a thunderstorm that clearly wanted to be an alarm clock, when it grew up. Thunder, lightning, and just a teenie-weenie bit of hail. My town **used** to have an above-ground storm sewer system, so rain always looks worse than it actually is. The above ground

Summer of Fiction Writing, Ctd. and Ctd. and Ctd…

I’m jumping on one of my three remaining projects harder than the other two, and I’m realizing that I’ve written… uhm… half a book? Is that right? I have a beginning… and an end… and some of the guts in the middle. It adds up to about 45k, and that’s including all the material that

IWSG: Writing Surprises

The awesome co-hosts for the August 7 posting of the IWSG are Renee Scattergood, Sadira Stone, Jacqui Murray, Tamara Narayan, and LG Keltner! I’ve been chipping away at the megalith that is my writing bullet journal this month. Dissecting the one I have now to improve on the next one. It’s a system that–overall–has been

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StoryTime Blog Hop: July 2019

Coming Soon: By Karen Lynn By the time Anna was old enough to remember, there was nothing left. The chicken house had burned down. The factory, the roundhouse, and the hotel had been torn down to make room. Then, the corrugated steel businesses they made room for sputtered and died. Even the churches had trouble

Bullet Journal In Review: What Didn’t Work

It is July, and I’m getting a head start on my bullet customizable, made-for-me journal for 2020. I’m not one of those hyper-organized, crafty whirlwinds you see on Youtube. In fact, most of my life, my planner planning has been limited to “Oh, shit! New Year’s is tomorrow?” and rushing out to get whatever calendar

World Bird Sanctuary

I’m back. Well, most of me is back. The mosquitoes took their chunk and then some. You know that friend who can attract every blood-sucking insect in a field? Well, that’s me. So, as I mentioned, before… the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park, Missouri is home to a number of rescue birds. They would

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