Return To Dune Towers: Picture Prompt From Aidana WillowRaven

Do you love this art as much as I do? When I saw WillowRaven post “Return to Dune Towers” as a writing prompt challenge to authors, I gave a little squee.  Scroll down for my cross-posted story with WillowRaven’s Website.  To see more of her work visit  or follow on Facebook and Twitter.  Return to Dune […]

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Review of Conception: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller (Perfectible Animals Book 1)

  Two thumbs up!  Four of Five Stars! Conception: A Post Apocolyptic Thriller (Perfectible Animals Book 1) sucked me in from page one. I recommend this well crafted, thought provoking, scientific roller coaster ride. Tom Norwood’s setting is interwoven with a complex story of one talented scientist in a post global warming future. The protagonist has […]

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Free Write : CDC Worker Gets Caught In Rainbow Rain

Disclaimer:  This is a free write, unedited , straight from my brain. There may be errors and inconsistencies, but this is how we author types get started.  Prompt courtesy of Sheri Williams :  Looking up in the sky to see that the rain had changed colors. What was normal clear water raining down had turned to […]

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A New Year’s Challenge–Accepted! Twice!

Two overlapping writing challenges started today. The first, with my 10 Minute Novelist writer’s group over on Facebook, is to write an average 1k words a day. The challenge is to average 1k words a day, every day this year for a grand total of 365k in 2015.  The goal is making writing a daily habit. […]

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Sedgwick’s Nog

The perfect pine tree burst into flames. “No. No. NO!” Elsbeth yelled as her prized pine lit up the sky, twenty feet in the air. “I’m going to kill you, stupid oaf lizard!” “Stop calling me lizard.  A puny snack such as yourself should mind her tongue.”  A great green eye filled Elsbeth’s vision. She […]

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Keep Your Cookies to Yourself

’Tis the season to send all your family and friends boxes of sugary crap and sabotage their diets.  I love chocolate covered anything. I love to tear into a box of yumminess, not caring who or where it came from, but only that it sated my sweet tooth.  Until the doctor put me on a […]

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Christmas Shorts

My December has been about repairing the damage done to my household while I typed into the wee hours of the night during November.  But I am feeling creative again!  The pressure is off and my house has some semblance of order.  I can mess it up all over while I work on my Christmas shorts. Nope, not Santa […]

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Top 10 Things I learned About Myself as a Writer in November

1. My brain feels alive when writing. 2. My typing accuracy blows without using a delete key. 3. When I’m on fire, I can write 4k words a day. 4. If I write fast, junk words take over my story, but they flow. 5. If I write slowly, I will never get a draft out […]

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NaNoWriMo First Drafts Are Not Pretty

It is my first novel.  It is flipping awful.  The quality of writing tempers my excitement, but I WON!!!!  {Insert happy dance here}   Someone warned me at the beginning to expect a ’hot mess’ and my steaming pile lives up to expectation.  So what’s wrong with my 60k word manuscript? Let’s discuss. What’s in […]

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#NaNoWriMo 2014 progress

My running National Novel Month Progress to be updated whenever I can I was so engrossed by Day 10, I ran out of of daily updates (added Dec 1) Day 10: 2435  I reached my 25k goal!! My novel is 50% complete. Day 9: 3404 Day 8: 1824 Day 7:  3388 Day 6: 1207 Minimal grandma […]

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