My Writing Journey

Writer, is Formatting Your Manuscript a Headache?

Photo by averie woodard on Unsplash One thing that I've learned over time is that there are some specific (though not set in stone) requirements to the formatting of a manuscript. Tweet How it looks and how it works do matter! In my time as a book formatter, I've also learned that there are a wide variety of… Continue reading Writer, is Formatting Your Manuscript a Headache?

My Writing Journey

Sword, Shield, and Love: A #BlogBattle Story

Every once in a while someone I know will want to participate in BlogBattle who doesn't have a blog of their own, so sometimes I will post their story on my blog. Please enjoy this funny yet tragic tale of love, zombies, and the end of the world as we know it. Photo by Christopher Windus on Unsplash… Continue reading Sword, Shield, and Love: A #BlogBattle Story

My Writing Journey

Writer’s Block? Is it a Thing?

This is a great video from Jerry B. Jenkins that explains what we are really struggling with when it comes to that amorphous thing called Writer's Block. In the video, Mr. Jenkins discusses in simple terms the controversial view about it not being writer's block that we're suffering from. I tend to agree with… Continue reading Writer’s Block? Is it a Thing?

My Writing Journey

I Need Your Help

As you know, I'm deep in the self-publishing world (and I do love what I do), but there are times when I really need outside eyes and opinions. I like to hear what people have to say. I like to digest differing opinions and ideas, assimilating what I find to be the most useful into… Continue reading I Need Your Help

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Only Time Will Tell #BlogBattle #flashfiction #Intercept

August 2019 Blog Battle Word Prompt: INTERCEPT Photo by Adam Muise on Unsplash "Only Time Will Tell" By Rachael Ritchey June glanced at her watch. The analog hands pointed opposite directions. She tapped the glass and frowned. "Three forty-five. Fifteen minutes until--" She gasped. Glancing left and right, June stepped out in the road and dashed to the… Continue reading Only Time Will Tell #BlogBattle #flashfiction #Intercept