Sep
4
2012

Operation Bitter Frenzy

For TerribleMinds Flash Fiction Challenge Science Fiction/Fantasy. I started this a while back on another challenge about a title generator, but I never got past the first two paragraphs. It’s a little story about a military super soldier.   Operation Bitter Frenzy The winters chill r... [More]
Aug
24
2012

First Book Writers Workshop

I can list excuses as to why I haven’t been writing, and believe me they are good ones, but I won’t because I really could have tried.   In order to kick my bottom into gear, I have signed up for a Book Writers Workshop hosted through my (new) County Schools community program. The course ... [More]
Jul
6
2012

Online Social Writers Are My Mentors

As you know from my previous post I frequently visit Terribleminds.com for writing motivation.  Last Friday (June 29th) Chuck posted up another flash fiction challenge.   This time his challenge was another simple one that I had time to contribute on.  He asked for a three senten... [More]
Apr
29
2012

Something Old: Filiaoflogain

While looking through old files I found a character background I wrote for a DnD character. I haven’t taken the time to re-edit, I thought it would be neat to see it in it’s original form.  The image art was also created by Jon Maki of Heroic Portraits. Enjoy!   Story of F... [More]
Apr
6
2012

Every Other Vampire Story

This morning I was inspired by a “Just the opening line” flash fiction challenge by Chuck Wendig over at terribleminds.com.   I had just been thinking about that on my drive into the office.  Where does this new dream start.   It’s not quite an R dream and ... [More]
Jan
4
2012

Another year, another opportunity to write!

A list of last years "writing" related progress and this years "writing" goals. In 2012 you can expect me to finish pieces that I've started, add some color and innovation to my writing ideas, and grow as an aspiring writer. [More]
Dec
5
2011

FF: 1WEEK5WORDS #1

This is our new Flash Fiction challenge, inspired by Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge.  I encourage everyone to join me in creating flash fictions.  In one week, Monday Noon EST to Monday Noon EST, we will write five 200 word (or less) short fictional story based on each of the... [More]
Dec
5
2011

Take Away From NaNoWriMo 2011

I am (not) a winner of this year’s NaNoWriMo 30 day 50k words challenge. I don’t get the awesome badge on my site that says Winner, but I do get the Participant badge. The final count for the month is 15,753 words. [More]
Nov
25
2011

My Introduction to Flash Fiction

Being new to NaNoWriMo means I’m also new to the fans, other writers, and motivational resources. In my social interaction I came across a website titled Terribleminds. This guy tells it like he sees it and doesn’t hold back the profanity. I like him and will most likely check in on his blog for years to come. He recently put out a challenge for a 100 word flash fictions with a focus on the writers choice of using one of these five words; frog, powder, seagull, tower, and scissors. I thought, why not, and gave it a try. I quickly picked a word and went to town. I’ve never written flash fiction before, but doing this challenge enlightened my day, so I did more the next day and then the day after that. I did this until all five words were used; the last entry was Black Friday morning. Mr. Chuck Wendig, author of terribleminds.com, offered up a winning prize for what he believes is the best one. I would be thrilled if one of my five made it, but I wouldn’t be a bit sad if they didn’t. [More]
Oct
31
2011

Last Sane Day

I wanted to post a goodbye to my family, friends, and readers as I venture into NaNoWriMo starting tomorrow.  Feel free to express your support and encouragement, but don’t be sad if my response is delayed.  And lets have a party in 31 days. Tracking You can keep an eye on my progr... [More]

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