I think it's neat, Writing Tips

How to Write Our Best Short Fiction: Using the MICE Quotient

With the Adventure Writing Contest coming up, I want to make sure I provide you with easy, accessible tools and information to write the best short story you can! So, I've been digging around the internet for helpful advice, and I came across this great podcast that I've been missing out on. Seriously. Missing out!… Continue reading How to Write Our Best Short Fiction: Using the MICE Quotient

I think it's neat, Other Authors

When You Corner an Author: L.M. Nelson…An Interview

Do you ever wonder about the people behind the books floating around out there? You know, the books in cyberspace. The ones crowding shop shelves and stacked on the floor beside your bed. Those books. Who are the people behind them? The ones we call writers, and dare I say...authors. Are they mind readers? Lofty… Continue reading When You Corner an Author: L.M. Nelson…An Interview

Writing Tips

Ideas to Help Write Better Characters

In honor of the upcoming Adventure Writing Contest that starts the end of February (click here for more info) I want to help writers by offering info and websites that will hopefully help us all be better writers. That's the goal. Today we're going to look at Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (click here for more detailed… Continue reading Ideas to Help Write Better Characters

About My Writing

Do Princesses Get Special Treatment?

I know it's a strange question, but I have to ask, because in my mind they do. When they screw up royally (pun intended) it seems to me that the vast majority of people will do their best to cover up the indecency due to the celebrity and pedestal to which said princess has been… Continue reading Do Princesses Get Special Treatment?

#BlogBattles, Weekly Entries to #BlogBattle

#BlogBattle Week 37 “Arrival” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 37 Story Theme: Arrival (basic rules at the bottom of the post) Look for stories using #BlogBattle on Twitter, too! Wednesday, the poll gets added. Be sure to read them all. All the links will open in a new window so that you can easily navigate back to this list. RULES for VOTING: Anyone can… Continue reading #BlogBattle Week 37 “Arrival” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattles, Weekly Entries to #BlogBattle

#BlogBattle Week 36 “Bottle” Entries & Voting

**Stories are updated! Please have a good time reading 🙂 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE!** (if I missed your story stilll, please message me so I can correct it while I have wifi). 🙂 **due to power outage, which started Tuesday afternoon for me, I haven't had access to computer or wifi. It is… Continue reading #BlogBattle Week 36 “Bottle” Entries & Voting


Out of the Blue (or Suddenly)

#BlogBattle "Shenanigans" by Kassi A young couple sat on a beach watching the shenanigans of a few teenage boys. The young woman, tall, emerald-eyed, and strawberry blonde, ambled toward the warm ocean water for a quick wade. Abruptly, the ocean's water disappeared and she raced back up to her sun-bathing husband. He looked up with… Continue reading Out of the Blue (or Suddenly)


Miss Luna Pratt’s Shenanigans

#BlogBattle Week 35 "Shenanigans" "Officer! Oh, ahhhh-fficer! Yoohoo!" Sgt. Brant cringed while his back was still turned. That voice was accompanied by the small town's favorite gossip, Miss Luna Pratt. Favorite might have been an overstatement. She was more like the best source of up-to-date news on all your neighbors' private dealings. He, like most… Continue reading Miss Luna Pratt’s Shenanigans