Flash Fiction: Blown Cover

This week’s flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch was too good to pass up: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that pairs mashed potatoes with a superpower. It can be in any circumstance, funny or poignant. Enjoy! Blown Cover Anyone who thinks having superpowers is so cool doesn’t have a sister. McKenzie…

Is “Said” Really Dead?

A while back I did a post wondering if there are really 115 synonyms for “walk.” It was more a goofy exploration into how some of those synonyms would look in gif form than a genuine dive into the question. That said, I still have yet to promenade anywhere. Weird. Anyway, today I’m tackling “said”…

Get a Sneak Peek of My Upcoming Paranormal Mystery…

…and you can even offer feedback on it. I’m trying a new site as I develop this book, mainly because there’s a 10,000-word challenge and I wanted to participate in it. But that’s not the primary purpose of the site. ChapterBuzz is a place where writers post chapters of their works-in-progress. Readers and other writers…

Help Pick Bad Writer’s Best Tweet

Some of you have met my alter-ego on Twitter, Bad Writer. She spends her days dishing out ill-advised writing tips and telling anecdotes about writing that come from her probably missing her calling. That tweet is her current pinned tweet, the one that stays at the top of her timeline. Tweeps pin tweets so thoughtful…

Are There Really 115 Synonyms for Walk?

Today, Dan shared this post from Writer’s Write, the entirety of which was this image. It’s a list of 115 ways to say “walk.” I’m all for synonyms and lists of synonyms. Especially for my crutch words (variations of look, for example), sign me the frick up for synonym lists. My characters can only do…