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

#BlogBattles, Weekly Entries to #BlogBattle

#BlogBattle 56 “Indiscriminate” Entries & Voting

*** Please, please don't be afraid to tell me if I've missed adding your story! I don't want to leave any out, and I'd rather you bopped me on the head than miss your contribution! Thanks. *** #BlogBattle 56 Story Theme: Indiscriminate (basic rules at the bottom of the post) Post your story by 11:59 PM… Continue reading #BlogBattle 56 “Indiscriminate” Entries & Voting


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

#BlogBattles, Weekly Entries to #BlogBattle

#BlogBattle Week 31 “Scar” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattle 31 Story Theme: Scar (basic rules at the bottom of the post) Look for everyone’s 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:… Continue reading #BlogBattle Week 31 “Scar” Entries & Voting

#BlogBattles, short stories

Field of Legumes

#BlogBattle Week 25 "Legumes" Theme genre: Romance The sun was scorching upon the fields along the east bank of the Bear River, and Sylva’s attention kept wandering to the rushing currents of the cool water. She longed to discard her heavy dress and apron to go kick about in the refreshing flow, but instead she… Continue reading Field of Legumes

#BlogBattles, short stories

Oasis of Mars: Final Troop

#BlogBattle 24 "Troop"  Genre: Scifi I wasn't going to do any more serial stories, but this one is rather stuck in my head right now. You're stuck with it, too. Part ONE: Oasis of Mars; Part TWO: Minister Sola's Palace This is Part THREE: Final Troop “You’re making a mistake, and you’re going to get… Continue reading Oasis of Mars: Final Troop

My Writing Journey, short stories

Oasis of Mars: Minister Sola’s Palace

This is part two of a story (Oasis of Mars) I started for our "Oasis" Week 23 #BlogBattle. It ended up coming to an abrupt halt because I ran over on my word count, but I'm enjoying the story and want to see it through. I hope you enjoy this rough draft story as well!… Continue reading Oasis of Mars: Minister Sola’s Palace


Oasis of Mars

#BlogBattle "Oasis" Week 23 The Oasis of Mars. He had to get there. It was the only place in the galaxy where clean water was still available. And Zane didn’t plan to risk certain death by attempting to sneak through the Denian blockade around Earth Prime. Granted, Mars was also guarded, but because of super-religious… Continue reading Oasis of Mars