Writing Update 10

Update: I have a new website: http://www.keilyblair.com. From now on, you can find my blog posts and updates on publications there. You can also find links to any of my published works that appear online. There’s a place to subscribe at the bottom of each page to continue receiving blog posts. I will also beContinue reading “Writing Update 10”

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”

Writing Update 8

Pandemic Update: Well, depression finally hit, but it didn’t really slow me down. I have plans to finish a novella over the summer while I’m only taking three classes, and I’m still working on prompts, essays, and short stories daily. Productivity is my best coping mechanism, so I am not in any way saying thatContinue reading “Writing Update 8”

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”

Six Tips to Help You Write Every Day

I took a Creative Writing: Fiction course in college, and one of my classmates said something that will never leave me. She complained about the coursework, stating that she liked to write when “inspiration” hit. Ah, the mythical “inspiration.” The truth is, “inspiration” writers aren’t career writers. If you only write when inspiration strikes, you’reContinue reading “Six Tips to Help You Write Every Day”