Tag Archive | Writing

Drought or Flood?

Just a little house keeping first… Yes, I have updated my blog with a new theme. I hope it didn’t throw you too badly.  I think it’s clean and easy on the eyes.  Let me know what you think of the new look or if there are any glitches when you view it.  Thanks all. […]

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Less is More, More or Less…

I have been participating in Lillie McFerrin’s weekly challenge of five sentence fiction for about six months now and I feel that my participation in the exercise has helped improve my writing.  Five sentences is quite the constraint.  The limit forces you to write with focus and efficiency. The phrase “less is more” is unfurled […]

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What’s on Your Plate?

Let me say right up front that I am passionate about food (as well as writing) and so every so often I publish a post about food (satisfying both passions!). Fellow blogger/foodie Andrew Zahn (author of the Creatives blog) posted a piece the other day about the joys of breakfast—waffles in particular—and how people who […]

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Five Sentence Fiction — Sombrero

It’s Five Sentence Fiction time! Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge. Write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction. This week’s word is Sombrero. It was another hot and dusty day drawing moisture from every blistered […]

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Working up to the Short Story

Word counts be damned! Yes, I know I said that last week. I meant it. These days I have been kicking the tires on short stories, finding out what makes them tick.  I’ve been on a few test drives having penned about 6 shorts and I think I am getting a little better with each […]

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Cooking Up An Analogy

Middle school was probably the last time you were confronted by those A is to B as C is to D analogies.  You know what I’m talking about: Fingers are to hands as toes are to: A) ankles B) feet C) legs D) centipedes The answer of course is B) feet. But today I am […]

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Be Prompt

I’ve written several posts about dealing with writer’s block or the lack of inspiration.  One way to get around that is through the use of writing prompts, those little slivers of ideas that provide oil to the rusty gears of the imagination.  There are a number of sources on the internet that provide writing prompts […]

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