Hint Fiction

hint fiction (n) : a story of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story

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Week Two of NaNoWriMo

This week I liked Anne Rice's Facebook page. Since I've been focusing a lot of my efforts on editing and rewriting I was really interested in some of her posts about how she writes. It's always interesting to learn how writers write and edit and get their inspiration because writing is such a solitary process... Continue Reading →

Week One of NaNoWriMo

Word Count: 5,636 Where It's Supposed To Be: 11,667 Words Per Day to Finish On Time: 1,849 I took the weekend off and I'm still writing/ editing today. Thoughts So this week I've really been trying to reread and rewrite. I find myself rewriting most of the scenes completely. It's also been a long time... Continue Reading →

What I Learned Freelance Writing

Let me tell you a story. It's been six months since I walked across the graduation stage. That day I was panicked, nervous, and moving to Texas. The nervous, oh shit moment had been building all year knowing that on graduation day I would have to actually try to figure out my life. I didn't... Continue Reading →

The Fear of Failure

I read an interesting article today about how the way we see failure affects creativity. The article mentioned a study done by a ceramics teacher. The teacher divided the class into two groups: quantity and quality. At the end of the year the quantity class would be graded by how many pounds their pots weighed... Continue Reading →

Twas the Night Before NaNoWriMo

It's the day of Halloween or what others around the world like to call the night before NaNoWriMo. While most are dressing up to celebrate the holiday some are sharpening their pencils and lining their character note cards across their desk like stockings stuffed over the fire place. There's a lot of excitement going on... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Prep- I’m Trying Something New

For those who don't know- NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Every November nerds gather in Panera's across the country for weekly write-ins and forums fill up with the best world building strategies and support networks. Last year, in the last weeks of October, I knew something was missing in my life. I needed... Continue Reading →

How Twitter Helped Me Professionally and Personally

A couple years ago I started my very own twitter account and then quickly lost interest. I tried to treat twitter like Facebook and only followed my friends. I soon found out that going that route was actually pretty boring. A couple months ago I was reading Writer's Digest and I realized just how important... Continue Reading →

Why My Fig Tree Died

"I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs... Continue Reading →

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