Flash Fiction Challenge: The Fledgling

I don’t always have the time, or the right story, to participate in Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenges, but this time around I was rather excited to see one of my prompts selected. I felt it would be cheating to use my own, so I chose the prompt: “The first breath …

NanoWriMo 2015 Winner

I haven’t done much reading this month — only two books. I have been missing in action thanks to NanoWriMo and my 50,000 word goal. I am pleased to say that I accomplished my target on the 23rd of November – Yippee! But I’m not finished. The 50,000 words will make …

NanoWriMo 2015

For those of you who may not have heard, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NanoWriMo for short. The goal is to write 50,000 words of a first draft. I need a break from editing so I’m taking the plunge and going into fantasy (it does have some sci-fi …

Follow Up: Ryan Healey

In one of my recent posts I created a ghostly character named Ryan Healey for the Chuck Wendig Create a Character and Go, Go, Go, Challenge. I’m so glad that he was snapped up and used in not one but two short stories. The first was written by Patrick on …

Character: Ryan Healey

I’ve decided to join in Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge this week and create a character in under 250 words. The main aim of the challenge: Next week, you will offer that character up onto the altar of the next flash fiction challenge — folks may borrow your character and take …

Writing in Multiple Genres

I’ve finished editing half of my science fiction book, Skyburn, and am ready to send it out Chapters for critique. However, I’ve found over the past few weeks that when I spent too much time editing my brain begins to wander and I end up less than satisfied with the …