I was going to shut myself away in a quiet room, but my wife’s making homemade chicken noodle soup and the enticing smell is irresistible. It’s the smell of home, but a nostalgic kind. A place where hungry people come in from a wintry outdoors and suddenly find themselves ravenous in a warm, aromatic kitchen. […]
The restrictive word count of flash fiction challenges both your storytelling and editing abilities.
As the son of a Vietnam veteran, I believe it’s important to acknowledge Veterans’ Day and say something meaningful.
Like Bilbo, Mike was liable to drag in bits of what he called “poetry”.
I like whimsy and horror in stories, but without the proper balance, the tale is either too dark or too goofy.
He was the personification of that need to jump onto a table, tear your shirt open, and scream your soul into the heavens.
Writing exercises aren’t necessarily about delving into the creation of a new world full of interesting characters.
Sometimes you just throw out words to see what sticks.
I #amwriting, but without any real forethought. Hold on and see where it goes.
Sometimes you just need to exercise your writing brain. It doesn’t even have to lead to something you publish.