I’ve been working on design techniques and making more pre-made book covers. Now, keep in mind, I’m more than happy to make changes to my pre-made designs if such differences will better suit an indie author’s needs. I mostly make them for practice and to give an idea of what I’m capable. But what we’re … More Writing Contest Idea – Feedback Please!
#flashfiction #dance #drama Steady rhythms. Erratic heart thrumming. The music begged to sooth, but her mind refused its solace. Every last breath ached in her chest like the too tight pinch of a straight jacket. She gasped and bent at the waist. The drive zoomed up toward her as her knees buckled and her palms … More Last Dance
#BlogBattle 19 “Disobedience” Genre: Historical Fiction – Ancient Rome The Burn of Disobedience The rope dug in to her wrists, the soft flesh burned by friction. “My disappointment runs deep.” Philomena glared at the ground, her last act of defiance. “Mina, my dear,” her mistress said, a chastising lilt to her voice, “you only needed … More The Burn of Disobedience #FlashFiction #BlogBattle
#BlogBattle “Garden” Fantasy Short Fiction When the Grass is Greener The doors were locked. Who was she kidding? They were always locked. The scrolling vine pattern carved into the heavy teak and polished to a gleam worked on Della like a sort of magic, tempting her to see what was hidden behind. Her lackluster and … More When the Grass is Greener #BlogBattle 16 “Garden”
I’ve said before that critique partners–or more specifically, beta readers–are a must have for writers today. When we finish writing something, editing and revising several times, we begin to lose our objectivity with each pass. We can’t always see the mistakes we’ve made, and we can easily miss weak points because the story is far … More What Might a Peer Critique Look Like?