IWSG: Personal Traits

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! Rules and Sign Up Here The awesome co-hosts for the July 3 posting of the

Summer of Fiction Writing: End of June

Goals: Finish the first drafts of my two main projects. Finish and submit short stories, especially the 2019 class of Hard Drive Zombies Blog regularly, and sustainably. Polish the current novel manuscript and get it back out on submission.   Starting Points: At the beginning of the month, I had two main projects that I

IWSG: Genres

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! The awesome co-hosts for the June 5 posting of the IWSG are Diane Burton, Kim

Summer of Fiction Writing: Let the Games Begin!

For those of you who missed my post about it, The Summer of Fiction Writing is described here. It is free, open to the public, and… since I may have forgotten to mention it before, has support for including all the adorable little minors you might have at home. My Goals: Finish the first drafts

The Quest for The Magical Toner Cartridge

Let’s begin with a little backstory. As someone who prints a lot of pages, I own a fairly nice, energy-efficient, monochrome laser printer. It cost more up front, but the ultra-high capacity toner cartridge makes it affordable to run. There are (for reasons I have never ascertained) three cartridges that fit the behemoth. They range

The Summer of Fiction Writing

Holly Lisle is hosting a Summer of Fiction Writing Event on her writers’ forum, and even though the event doesn’t officially start for another week, it’s getting lively over there. You set your own goal, and then work toward it in the company of other writers. Holly has a ton of free information on her

Me and the Masterclass

I finally signed up for the Neil Gaiman class on Masterclass. I’d been debating that for a while, but it’s been a while since I splurged on something new for my writing. And given the massive student-to-teacher ratio, the chance of suffering a panic attack and dying is remarkably low. So, the first impression that

StoryTime Blog Hop: April 2019

Something Different Emma May Barnes never would have noticed she was dead, if one of the other ladies hadn’t pulled her aside. “Pardon me,” the woman said, as if she were going to mention that Emma May’s slip was showing, “There’s no good way to say this…” Emma May’s slip was not showing, and her

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