Category Archives: writing practice

“Difficult” scenes

I just finished a difficult scene in my book that involved the death of a child. It left me feeling heart broken and a little sick, but with an odd sense of satisfaction. I think the satisfaction is due to … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month!

In honor of National Poetry Month I thought I would share more of my own poetry and perhaps some of my favorites. I would love any responses to my poems, and suggestions for poets both old and new that you … Continue reading

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Where to start?

Semester break, and I am sitting here trying to decide if I should work on my novel or the serial story that I have here that I never finished. Oh bother! Just write something already!!

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Flash NON-Fiction

Flash Fiction generally refers to fiction of around 100 words or so. This is a FLASH that is coherent enough to give the reader a true sense of not only what is going on, but some of the emotion of … Continue reading

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School assignments gone fun!

In my exposition and persuasion class we got a fun assignment! One of the options was to respond with a poem, so here’s mine! Check the video out first!! View the clip, Monty Python‘s Argument Culture at YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teMlv3ripSM Option … Continue reading

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Try This: write a super-short story

Try This: write a super-short story, no more than 150 words! Make sure your story has a conflict, a crisis, and a resolution. This is more challenging than you would expect, also more fun. She was on a train. It … Continue reading

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Try This: sense impression

In my Creative Writing book (Imaginative Writing by Janet Burroway) there are short exercises called Try This. We only did a handful of them in class so I am going back through the book and doing more. This is one … Continue reading

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