It’s the second week of the Warm Fuzzies Blogfest and the talented Juliana Brandt has offered up another task: “This week, we’ll cater to those of us who are completely possessive over our WIPs (work in progress) and don’t want to give anything too telling away. Instead of posting something intimate about our writing, post a picture or piece of music that describes your WIP. What do you look to when you write? What inspires you? How else do you use your… Read more »

   “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon.”   November 1st is the start of National Novel Writing Month NaNoWriMo.  This year I am going to participate and write in honor of my brother. I first heard about NaNoWriMo five years ago, and used the general principles to write my first middle grade story.  I’d been filling notebooks with stories for years, but I did it strictly for the fun of it.  Suddenly I wanted to do more and NaNo… Read more »

  Today marks the first day in Rachael Harrie’s platform building campaign! Here is challenge #1: Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “The door swung open” These four words will be included in the word count. If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), use the same beginning words and end with the words: “the… Read more »