Writing Update 9

Publishing Update: “Olfactory Memory”: This short horror story has been published in Five on the Fifth! Click here to read! College Update: I’ve started my summer semester, which consists of three psychology courses (2 the first month of the summer semester, 1 during the last month or so). I’m trying to knock out my minor.Continue reading “Writing Update 9”

How to Write a Short Story in a Week

A lot has happened in the past weeks: tornadoes, thunderstorms, trees falling in my backyard, roof repairs, the end of the semester. So while I search for a distraction, I remembered that I promised an article on how to write a short story a week, and I’m hoping this helps one or two of you.Continue reading “How to Write a Short Story in a Week”

Weekly Writing Update 7

Pandemic Update: Being ultra-productive while staying home. My class actually had a visit from the author of That Which Grows Wild, Eric J. Guignard, a while back. It was very informative, and I was especially excited because I absolutely loved his dark fiction collection. For the most part, I’m trying to stay in touch withContinue reading “Weekly Writing Update 7”

6 Horror Reads if Quarantine is Driving You Insane

Quarantine’s psychological effects getting to you? I feel the same, but I’ve kept busy by reading and writing. Horror, mostly. Why am I reading horror during a nervous, panicky time? Because horror actually soothes me. Horror is one of my favorite genres (the other being fantasy), and the terror I feel over what I readContinue reading “6 Horror Reads if Quarantine is Driving You Insane”

Weekly Writing Update 6

Pandemic Update: My husband’s work was deemed essential, so I’m in quarantine alone most days. It wears on me a little, especially with all the rain around here lately, but I’m trying to stay productive. The stress has made me a little sickly, but nothing I haven’t been able to manage (though it did makeContinue reading “Weekly Writing Update 6”

Weekly Writing Update 5 + A Note on the Pandemic

A Lovely Verse: Currently on brief hiatus. I will return to this project this summer, most likely. “Communion”: So this short story follows the demonic possession of a woman’s girlfriend after they come in possession of an antique mirror. I’ve just finished the third draft on it, and it’s looking better and better. I willContinue reading “Weekly Writing Update 5 + A Note on the Pandemic”

Weekly Writing Update 4

A Lovely Verse: “Chapter Two: Louisa” is now complete. I am putting this novel on hold to work on a short story for my Speculative Fiction: Horror class. The next chapter will be from Xavier’s point of view, and I’m very excited about this because I write stories with a lot of dialogue, and XavierContinue reading “Weekly Writing Update 4”

Scribbler Review

So first off, a disclaimer: I am not being paid or compensated in any way to write this review. It’s just purely for fun. Now that we’ve got that out of the way… Scribbler is a subscription box by authors and for writers. Each month, you get “curated writing gifts,” an autographed novel, a teachingContinue reading “Scribbler Review”

Weekly Writing Update 3

A Lovely Verse: “Chapter One: Gregory” is complete and will be put on Patreon later this month! “Chapter Two: Louisa” will be out sometime soon as well, possibly as soon as this month because I plan on “Chapter Three: Xavier” being workshopped by my Speculative Fiction: Horror class. The first chapter introduces the frustrated Gregory,Continue reading “Weekly Writing Update 3”