When “Introvert” Became A Verb

If you’ve been on the internet for more than five minutes, you’ve likely seen the myriad of extrovert/introvert jokes flying around. I found a bunch when I was helping a friend find some for a blog post. It took approximately 2.3 seconds. Okay, most of the jokes are about introverts. We’re in the minority, you…

Flash Fiction: The Bundle

Time for another 99-word flash fiction challenge courtesy of Carrot Ranch, and the following prompt led me to poetry: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about feeling content. Explore what is contentment and any direction will do. Go where the prompt leads. And so I offer you a bit of free verse.…

How About a SNEAK PEEK of the Next Book??

Okay, you guys. I need to share this with you or I’m gonna explode. My next novel, The Seventh Seed, has been going through my critique group, and as I weave in CP feedback, I’ve been getting super excited to see it turn into something I think will be really special. It’s suspenseful. It has mystery…

The Problem With “Try”

When I was in high school band (yes, I was just that cool), the director of the brass line would sometimes lead practices, and one of his favorite things to say was this: He said it in a Yoda voice and I didn’t really get it at the time, other than it was a Yoda…

Flash Fiction: The Battle

I’m combining two flash fiction challenges this week. The first is courtesy of Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a wise story. It can be about wisdom, expressing wisdom or advice for turning 50! It can be a wise-cracking story, too. Go where wisdom leads you. The other comes from Chuck Wendig,…

What’s More Important: Content Or Style?

Dan posted an interesting question on his blog today: How true is the following statement? It’s the whole concept of style over substance – how does the author consider the audience when writing? Could instruction manuals be interesting if someone with a unique voice wrote them? I touched on the topic in this post, where I…