Apr
1
2016

First Public Writing Acknowledgement

First off, writer groups are awesome. If your not in one, then you are missing out on a lot. Such as friends, support, motivators, beta readers, fans, and more. A month ago at a Mountain Scribes meetup event, my friend Tony (blog link) suggested we run a flash fiction at the near end of our meeting... [More]
Feb
12
2016
SKY

[SKY] Pain and Darkness

    A sharp pain along my right side pulled me out the darkness. The pain turned into an excruciating prod, while I found my voice and let out a scream. I took a deep breath to cry out more and with it inhaled smoke. I coughed trying to get at cleaner air. Red, orange, and grey clouds danc... [More]
Feb
12
2016

Practice Makes Perfect

Alright readers, I'm going to try something different. For the last year, I've been in learning mode when it comes to writing. I've been reading books, such as Stephen Kings, On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft and Orson Scott Card's book for How to Write Science Fiction &am... [More]
Aug
19
2015

Over-killer Critique

My flaws or advantages, depending how you see it, of being detail oriented are getting me into a lot of trouble these days.  Especially with my writers group.  My critics are full to the brim with details on word suggestions, omissions, show not tell, and things that don't make sense. &nbs... [More]
Aug
4
2015

The Fear of Little Gods

A prompt of 26 sentences using the first letter of the sentence with each alphabet letter in order. It is a folklore tale of how the mind can make a positive out of a negative, but remains blind to the truth. [More]
Aug
4
2015

What have I been up too?

Warning this is a long read, I have a lot of ground to cover. It has been over a year and a half since my last blog post.  Back then I had switched to part-time at my IT job in hopes to have more time with my children and with my writing.  Being part-time didn't last very long as we becam... [More]
Jan
26
2014

Writing.Com a Group Replacement

 All right, it has been a while since I posted and I’m sorry for that. Writing doesn’t pay bills for me, at least not yet, so it hasn’t been at the front of my priorities. I did, however, have an experience that change my writing world this month, that... [More]
Aug
15
2013

Summer Doings

What have I been doing with my summer?  Have I been writing? Now that summer is beginning to end and the kids are readying for school I reflect on what I’ve be doing this summer. Writings In Order of Creation: Detective & The Telepath – Outline of Short Story (Completed 3,527... [More]
Jun
18
2013

Clearing The Dust

I’m cleaning off the dust that has settled on my website for the last few months.  I had been super busy at my job as a lead developer and had let my writing attempts slack off.  Officially two weeks ago I backed out of the work (to work on family needs).  I have worked on a few... [More]
Oct
24
2012

//TODO NaNoWriMo 2012

I’ve been thinking about NaNoWriMo and listening to the chatter.  My friend Maki recently posted his thoughts on it (NaNoWri…No?) and it sounds as though he is likely to participate but doesn’t know which story line to approach.  Unlike, him I am more hesitant to start o... [More]

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Hi, I am Jamie McCoard (also known as Tevyn or JMcCoard). This blog is about my thoughts and dreams towards becoming a published writer.  It's a long term goal.

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