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…

Flash Fiction: The Healer

After a flash fiction hiatus, Chuck Wendig is back with a genre mashup challenge. I used a random number generator to select “Superhero” and “Medical Thriller” from the list. Here goes! The Healer “Dr. Jameson to the ER. Dr. Jameson to the ER.” “Really?” Burying my frustration, I redo my ponytail and snatch my cup.…

Flash Fiction: Soup

Welcome to another 99-word drabble in response to the prompt provided by Charli over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about comfort food. I’m featuring one of my own from my childhood – with a dystopian twist. Soup I crumble six crackers into the bowl. Six crackers per…

5 Things Authors Wish Readers Knew

When I was just a reader, meaning I didn’t create my own word babies, I didn’t have a clue what went into making books or how my being a reader mattered to anyone. Now that I’m on both sides of the fence, the picture is much clearer – and I try to be a “better”…

S is for Story Is Now Live!

Check this out! http://geni.us/gpsV S is for Story is now available for purchase and reviewing on Amazon. I think that’s pretty exciting. Thanks again for making the book possible. You guys rock.

Coming Soon To Amazon – The Story Stuff A-Z Ebook!

If you followed the blog in April, you know I participated in the A-Z blogging challenge after choosing the theme of Story Stuff—anything lining up with elements involved in writing a fictional piece. Because I linked many of the posts to other related posts, the series ended up being a rather comprehensive collection of fiction writing…