Short Story: From A Hundred Pieces

Marie chose a maple log from the adjoining storage room and brought it to her workbench. She studied the imperfections nature imparted. The biography of the tree lived through the scars and contortions. In the creation of her project, she would carve out many of the marks, but a chosen few would remain imprinted. Their… Continue reading Short Story: From A Hundred Pieces

Write-Up Wednesday: NANOWRIMO and Crowd Sourcing Ideas

Ever since I've known about NANOWRIMO I've wanted to participate. To me, it seemed a perfect way to get a novel written. I never got around to doing it though. Now, as I'm writing nearly every day, and as I'm dedicating myself to the life of an amateur writer, I've realized I'm at a good… Continue reading Write-Up Wednesday: NANOWRIMO and Crowd Sourcing Ideas

Write-Up Wednesday: Accepting the Apprentice’s Call

With NANOWRIMO around the corner, I wanted to give my opinion about why I've chosen not to participate in it this year. I haven't figured out exactly how to voice that opinion yet but I will get back to you next week. I was, however, struck with another idea that I'm much more attracted to.… Continue reading Write-Up Wednesday: Accepting the Apprentice’s Call

Fiction Analysis: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

You'll have to excuse me on this one. I'm not sure exactly where this post will go. I want to look at a quote from a book and break down the reasons why I like it/dislike it. I could be words, imagery, or something else entirely. Because of that, I'll be writing ┬ábased on my… Continue reading Fiction Analysis: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Write-Up Wednesday: Novel and Friday Weekly Posts

I made a decision this week about what project I should work on. It's pretty clear that I should work on a novel next. Not only that but I've decided to stick to the novel I really wanted to scrap. I've been reading "The Art of Slow Writing" by Louise DeSalvo, and in it is… Continue reading Write-Up Wednesday: Novel and Friday Weekly Posts