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”

Coronavirus & Writer’s Block

So this was not what I planned to write this week, but I feel the more resources we have for writing in this time, the better. If you’re like me, you may find yourself stunted when you’re forced to stay inside all day. If you’re living in a rainy area like me, that stunted feelingContinue reading “Coronavirus & Writer’s Block”

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”

3 Ways to Create the Perfect Writing Space

So you think you’re ready to write. You’ve got your pen and paper or laptop handy, and you’re about to write the future bestselling mystery or fantasy or literary novel. The pen touches the paper or your fingers graze the keys. Something doesn’t feel right, though. There’s a noisy neighbor yelling in the apartment over,Continue reading “3 Ways to Create the Perfect Writing Space”

10 Tips for Surviving Workshops

So it’s workshop day. You’re sitting in a room with a few other people who have read your work. You have their works buzzing around in your head. You have feedback prepped, but that’s not what you’re thinking about. You’re waiting for it to be your turn. You’ll read a small bit of your workContinue reading “10 Tips for Surviving Workshops”