I'm still here! I'm still writing! I've just been somewhat quiet lately. My fiction WIP is at a stand still due to unresolved plot holes but I've been writing Christian articles and Physical Wellness pieces to keep my writing muscles toned, despite my novel's sad lack of progress. In any case I wanted to check… Continue reading Where’s Waldo?
Lands of Ink&Paper—March Reads and Reviews
Yay for the sun breaking through the thick winter haze, for warming my soul and gifting me sweet kisses from Christ! With warmer weather came a renewed spirit and definitely put the pep back into my step, as in my moving feet and not so much my writing. Since the thawing of spring has begun,… Continue reading Lands of Ink&Paper—March Reads and Reviews
This morning, I was most pleasantly surprised by an email announcing that my short story, "Hidden, I Hide," has made it to the TOP 50 of the "Wingless Dreamer Literary Contest" 2019!!! My deepest thanks to my followers, mentors and fellow writers for your encouragent and inspiration. Thank you, most especially to writer Ruchi Acharya… Continue reading Exciting News!!!
Novel Outline Cheat Sheet AND Novel Excerpt
For some reason, I can read every plot structure and outlining book and article, listen to a hoard of audiobooks, YouTube videos and classes, yet somehow outlining remains a challenge for me. My inner novelist has a natural grasp of plot structure and I've been able to "pants" (write a novel without plotting, by the… Continue reading Novel Outline Cheat Sheet AND Novel Excerpt
“Safe” A Short Story
CONTENT WARNING: The content of this short story, although not explicit, deals with mature subject matter. Her knitted sweater caught on a branch. With shaking hands, she tore herself free, stumbling forward. Night creatures croaked and screeched, raising the hair on the back of her exposed neck. The sound of crisp leaves under heavy feet… Continue reading “Safe” A Short Story
Ainslinn: Poetic Prose
I am blind. No colours or forms, no vivid landscapes, no unique faces or visible features for my memory to cling to. Instead, I immerse myself in the descriptions of brilliant flowers blooming across large expanses –wild, untouched and in abundance— of crystal-clear waters that sparkle with life, and of the soul-piercing blue of… Continue reading Ainslinn: Poetic Prose
First Kiss: An Excerpt from “Shadow Princess”
With a tenderness the court ladies were sure to envy, the Elf closed the gap between them. His breath filtered down through her hair, caressing her forehead and increasing the pulse in her veins. A hand trailed along her chin, tilting her lips up to his. Moist and soft, his full lips parted slightly as… Continue reading First Kiss: An Excerpt from “Shadow Princess”