Writing

NaNoWriMo – 2016

I completely missed the beginning of NaNoWriMo this year. I mean, I know when November 1 happened – it appeared on my calendar. But I forgot it was NaNoWriMo. Not that I intended to participate this year; I knew how crazy this month would be and knew I would have no time. But to everyone… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – 2016

General · Writing

What is a writing beat?

I mean, in writing a short story or a novel. What is a beat? I first heard the phrase on Writing Excuses, and I have since heard it in a few other places.  Even though Writing Excuses was where I first heard this term, I don’t think they actually define it in any podcast. Anyway,… Continue reading What is a writing beat?

flash friday · General · Short Story · Writing

Friday Flash: First Day

This is my first Friday flash in months! Months and months and months! It is exactly 304 words, which is alright. The baby grinned toothlessly into the camera. Its little fingers gripped the bare mattress. Than it plopped its butt onto the bed and the blue blanket balanced atop its head slid down until the… Continue reading Friday Flash: First Day

General · reading · Writing

The Belly of the Whale: The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Chapter 1.5

The Belly of the Whale The hero has heard the Call to Adventure, accepted it (the hero may have rejected it first) and has also gotten through the First Threshold. Now our brave hero is in the Belly of the Whale. Chapter 1.1 was about the Call to Adventure. Chapter 1.2 was about Refusal of… Continue reading The Belly of the Whale: The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Chapter 1.5

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The Crossing of the First Threshold: The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Chapter 1.4

The Crossing of the First Threshold At this point in the Hero’s Journey, the hero has accepted the Call to Adventure and is on his way. The hero has perhaps acquired some Supernatural Aid. Chapter 1.1 was about the Call to Adventure. Chapter 1.2 was about Refusal of the Call to Adventure. Chapter 1.3 was… Continue reading The Crossing of the First Threshold: The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Chapter 1.4

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Chapter 1.3: Supernatural Aid

Chapter 1.3: Supernatural Aid This is after the hero has accepted the Call to Adventure! Maybe he refused it first, but he has accepted it now. So the hero’s journey continues! Chapter 1.1 was about the Call to Adventure. Chapter 1.2 was about Refusal of the Call to Adventure. This section is about supernatural aid.… Continue reading The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Chapter 1.3: Supernatural Aid

flash friday · Writing

Friday Flash: Unexpected Homecoming

Wrote this quick! I think it worked out. He stumbled down the stairs. Shelia was here, Shelia was here, his beautiful baby girl. She wore a long white dress, but stared down at the cherry wood of the steps. The top of her head was bare. He slowed down when he noted a silver chain… Continue reading Friday Flash: Unexpected Homecoming