Writing Tips: How to Add Details to Your Story

I wanted to thank Gemma Dupont, at https://gemmadupont.wordpress.com/, for inspiring this article. She commented on a prior post saying: "Well, I have been suggested to add more description as I was expressing more of the action. I so agree that is what I should do, but I am also afraid to over do it with the description in… Continue reading Writing Tips: How to Add Details to Your Story

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Writing Prompt: Triumph

I've shown a lot of dark material on this site, so I wanted this week's writing prompt to be positive. I took me a long while to find just the right idea that you all could use on your fiction writing journey and I think Triumph is the best positive theme out there. The idea leaves a… Continue reading Writing Prompt: Triumph

Legend, A Short Story

The makeshift arena was made from rusted fencing and rope fishermen once used on the docks. The building housing the arena was a warehouse battered by bombs and melted glass had solidified into pools inside the building. Murk filled the air both in and outside the building and the density of pollution blocked out the… Continue reading Legend, A Short Story

Between the World and Me, a Book Review

Review Severe, conscious stirring, and wildly aware, Ta-Nehisi Coates's book Between the World and Me reads as Coates is speaking with his son. The work embodies elements which had forced their way into his own development, spanning themes as racism, American history, seeking belonging, police brutality, and the attempt to understand all of these elements as… Continue reading Between the World and Me, a Book Review

Finding Your Writing Voice

Many authors are in pursuit of a unique voice when they first start writing. They are in awe of the inexhaustible ways professionals write and desire to mimic that uniqueness. There is also an equal and opposite problem affecting these beginners that is ubiquitous. Everyday we are bombarded with language from our peers, from television, from… Continue reading Finding Your Writing Voice