#NaNoWriMo Update – 11/23/2018

Well, not much progress has been made, which is why I haven't posted this until the last minute today. I really just haven't felt like writing (or even reading), even when I did have some time. Although, granted, time has been in short supply as usual. Last weekend I went up to my friend's comic … Continue reading #NaNoWriMo Update – 11/23/2018

#NaNoWriMo Update – 11/16/2018

Well, ok, so I got started really late with my writing project. I spent the beginning of the week recovering a bit from socializing over the weekend and didn't really buckle down to write until Thursday night. Whoops! I'm not focusing on being 'behind' or even word count. My only goal is to work on … Continue reading #NaNoWriMo Update – 11/16/2018

#NaNoWriMo Update – 11/9/2018

Well, we're a little over a week into NaNo and here's my first update already--man how time has flown by! So, my first official update is that I haven't actually started writing yet. (Gasp!) This past week has been so busy. There wasn't time at all during the convention because any spare time was spent … Continue reading #NaNoWriMo Update – 11/9/2018

NaNoWriMo 2018 – So it Begins

Well, it's November 2nd, and that means we're officially into National Novel Writing Month territory, huzzah! I'm sure most of you are aware about NaNo, but if not it's a month long writing endeavor every November. A few years ago I wrote a huge post about here on the blog where I discuss the ins … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 – So it Begins

Brainstorming: A Play in One Agonizing Act. Scene One

[Article by CJ Casey] Some of you may know that I’m currently revising the first book of a trilogy and charging into the rough draft of the second book. While I was going through my notes, I came across this informal play script that I came up with when I was brainstorming the concepts and … Continue reading Brainstorming: A Play in One Agonizing Act. Scene One

Cross-Post: Story 1/52

Here's a new story just published by one of us. In honor of our upcoming Short Stories Webcast, I've decided to plunge back into my project of writing a story a week for at least a year. Please check it out, share it, and let me know what you think. Story 1/52

The Abruptness of Storytelling

This is a cross-post from The Unicorn Blues. Lately I’ve been thinking about different ways you can tell a story, and how abrupt tonal shifts and/or endings shouldn’t always be considered flaws. No matter what kind of story you’re telling, it is somewhat going to echo life around you; life with its rapid tonal shifts … Continue reading The Abruptness of Storytelling

Massive Post of NaNoWriMo Awesomeness

Every autumn since 2005, I've spent preparing (or sometimes scrambling last minute) for the start of November, and the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. For those of you that don't know, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in the thirty days during the month of November. I'm … Continue reading Massive Post of NaNoWriMo Awesomeness

New (to Me) Blog: The Days and Nights of kashmirgirl1976

I discovered this blog this evening, after she discovered us. She has a nice write-up this month of horror movies, and I recommend checking it out. Though I'm not sure I can trust her... she says that there might be "an adequate amount" of Sherlock/Benedict Cumberbatch on her page, and frankly, I don't know if … Continue reading New (to Me) Blog: The Days and Nights of kashmirgirl1976

Laugh While You Can… That Means You’re Still Breathing

The Land of Laughs was lit by eyes that saw the lights that no one's seen. Jonathan Carroll, The Land of Laughs In my irregular series on creepy books in honor of the impending autumn, I present to you one of the funnier ones. To a point. This book reads like a light surreal comedy … Continue reading Laugh While You Can… That Means You’re Still Breathing