Tag Archives: Creative Writing

Write What Scares You

One piece of writing advice that I’ve really tried to take to heart is “Write what scares you”. I feel like some of my best, most authentic pieces have come from trying to follow this adage. But how does one … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Writing Tips | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

O! For a Muse of Fire!

I’ve given myself a personal goal – to write 1,000 words a day, five days a week. In the grand scheme of things I’m not sure if this is a lofty goal or a laughable one, but to me it … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Inspiration, Writing Tips | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Art is Never Finished”

“Art is never finished, only abandoned”. This is a famous quote, often used when talking about the subject I wish to address today: how to know when a piece of writing is done. It’s a simple enough question. When am … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Personal, Writing Tips | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dealing With Rejection

No one likes to be rejected. But for writers, rejection is part of the trade. Anyone who has ever been published has also been rejected, and many of us trying to get published worry that rejections are all that we’re … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Inspiration, Writing Tips | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Editing 101 – 5 Things You’ll Need

I’ve spent a lot of time on this site talking about the difficulties of writing – how hard it can be to sit down and consistently put pen to paper. But after the writing is done, there’s a whole other … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Writing Tips | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Taking a Break

Many of you noticed that last week I didn’t publish my customary Wednesday post. There’s a couple reasons for that. The main one was that Wednesday was July 4th, Independence Day for the United States of America (where I live), … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Personal, Writing Tips | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Publisher’s Circle: Sky Island Journal

It is a great privilege to present to you my flash fiction piece Bittersweet, published in Issue #5 of Sky Island Journal. Please, read it (and the other fantastic pieces I am lucky enough to be published alongside) and let me … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learning from Vincent

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in a given year 18.3% of U.S. adults suffer from mental illness of some kind. I personally have been struggling with depression and anxiety for over ten years now. There was a … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Writing Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Flash in Five

Flash fiction is just what its name implies: fiction that happens in a flash. Usually clocking in at several hundred words or less, Flash Fiction (sometimes called microfiction or sudden fiction) is a special kind of short story writing practiced … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Writing Tips | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Getting Back in the Game with Scribophile

Did you think I was gone for good? Never. Some exciting things have been going on in my life since the last time I posted on this site: I moved to a new state (Oregon) Started a new job Got … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Writing Tips | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment