This is America, A Novel: Chapter One

Jubilance impregnated the vibe of the bar and birthed laughter. It started with the old men and women reminiscing on how simple their once complicated issues had seemed. Just as they stopped, another group, this time the just college-graduated bar-philosophers. The thick rimmed scrawny man, in the middle of the pack, had rehashed joke made… Continue reading This is America, A Novel: Chapter One

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Bloodlines

Rain assailed the street and concrete, and the lights of the suburban homes flooded into the darkness without. Jamal Epes watched TV alone in his small two-bedroom home. The wind rushed through trees and rattled shutters. At first, he thought it was a phantom sound, a noise so illogical that the only way to explain… Continue reading Bloodlines

Writing Tip: A Change of Pace

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Writing Tips: Step-by-Step Story Writing Process

Shout out to da-AL at https://happinessbetweentails.com for saying she would like to read a post about my writing process. Please take some time to read her work! It makes me happy to engage with people like da-AL who takes their time to comment on people's work. And so, if you are so inclined, what kind of… Continue reading Writing Tips: Step-by-Step Story Writing Process

Writing Tips: What to do While Waiting For a Reply From A Publisher

So, you've submitted your work to a publisher. Maybe it was a novel, or maybe a short story, but either way you've labored over the work for a period of time that you can't take back. Now all you can do is wait. Waiting is the most unproductive thing a writer of any caliber can… Continue reading Writing Tips: What to do While Waiting For a Reply From A Publisher