My Writing Journey

New Book! New Interview! Meet Emily Hayse & The Rivers Lead Home (& Other Stories)

Here the year 2020 is coming nearer its close, and I've had the privilege of sharing some great new books with you over the months! That trend is not stopping yet! This has definitely been a good year for books, if nothing else. Wouldn't you agree? Well, Emily Hayse, author of Seventh City & The… Continue reading New Book! New Interview! Meet Emily Hayse & The Rivers Lead Home (& Other Stories)

I think it's neat, Other Authors, review

New Release Review: Oath of the Outcast by C. M. Banschbach

It is HERE!!!! I have been looking forward to this book ever since the first time I heard mention of this mysterious Mountain Baron with a rocky past. Here's the synopsis (it screams: READ ME!) A lost brother.  An unwilling outlaw.  A rising enemy.  An unusual alliance.  Years ago, Rhys MacDuffy was brutally cut off… Continue reading New Release Review: Oath of the Outcast by C. M. Banschbach

#BlogBattles, short stories

The Binding Moon Festival

#BlogBattle is a monthly one-word writing prompt that I started a few years ago with some writer friends. Well, we've reinvented it and brought it back for our writing pleasure and your reading enjoyment! I hope you'll find this MOON flash fiction short story both curious and worthwhile. Feel free to comment your thoughts! The… Continue reading The Binding Moon Festival

Adventure Story Contest, featured

Adventure Scifi/Fantasy Short Story Contest!

*3/17/18 The ASF Short Story contest is now closed for entries. WELCOME! It's time for the Adventure Scifi and Fantasy Short Story Contest It's important to have an awfully long title for a short story contest, I think. Entries for this Short Story Contest are now closed. Thank you to those who submitted! You can… Continue reading Adventure Scifi/Fantasy Short Story Contest!

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

Adventure Story Contest, featured

It’s Almost Time! Adventure Writing Contest

*addition: Click here to ENTER the Contest and to read Official Rules How's your preparation for the upcoming Adventure Scifi and Fantasy Contest coming? Do you need any help or extra inspiration? Entries for this Short Story Contest don't actually open until February 26th, 2018, so you've still got more time to write...or procrastinate. Whichever works… Continue reading It’s Almost Time! Adventure Writing Contest

Adventure Story Contest

Get Set for THE Adventure Writing Contest

Hey, hey, hey!!! It's time to prepare for the Adventure Scifi and Fantasy Contest coming at the end of February! I've got all the official rules and stuff for you here today, but we'll get to that shortly. Entries for this Short Story Contest don't actually open until February 26th, 2018, so you've got time… Continue reading Get Set for THE Adventure Writing Contest

Prequel

A Twelve Realms Prequel: Ch 13

If you missed any from before, here is a list of links to previous chapters: OneTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTenElevenTwelve Chapter Thirteen Hairsbreadth Escape Kendric’s arms wrapped tight around her waist, and Ismene screamed into the gag on her mouth. This could not be happening. It could not. She never anticipated they planned to murder the prince. The idea… Continue reading A Twelve Realms Prequel: Ch 13