Tag: creative writing

WOAW Fiction- “Ten Little Chapters” Challenge

The Challenge:  1000 words in 10 chapters, courtesy of Awesome Author/Blogger Chuck Wendig. Check it out HERE. Chapter 1 I stand barefoot on the beach at the edge of the water, about a mile away from where she is, where I’m not supposed to be. Anxious, I pace in circles under the hot sun, watching my … Continue reading WOAW Fiction- “Ten Little Chapters” Challenge

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Valentine’s Day Haters’ Club – Daily Post Weekly Writing Challenge

I adjusted my black scarf over my black coat and rubbed my cold hands over my thighs, covered by my black jeans. Maybe an outdoor protest on the coldest day of the year wasn't the smartest idea, I thought, as I called the group over. "Alright," I said, as we huddled together. "Let's circle again. … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Haters’ Club – Daily Post Weekly Writing Challenge

If you write it . . .

One of my all-time favorite movies is Field of Dreams (1989; Academy Awards Best Picture Nominee 1990). Baseball, Iowa, James Earl Jones, Shoeless Joe, dreams, hopes, tears . . . sigh. I first watched Field of Dreams in a lecture hall my freshman year of college on dollar movie night. I remember hiding my face as I … Continue reading If you write it . . .

Ten Things I’ve Learned So Far from My First Try at NaNoWriMo

In honor of the ides of November and the halfway point, here's a list of things I've learned so far from my first try at NaNo-ing: Fifty-thousand words is a lot of friggin' words.  Just sayin'. The pesky "to be" verb family and I should just go ahead and get married since apparently we are … Continue reading Ten Things I’ve Learned So Far from My First Try at NaNoWriMo

The Apocalypse Library- Guest Post by Shaunna

A couple of weeks ago, author Chuck Wendig posted his Friday writing challenge called "Roll for Your Title."  I tried to do it and failed miserably (remember the "Remote Control Hive Mind"?  Ugh.) However, my friend Shaunna gave it a shot, just for fun.  She doesn't have a blog and I love her story so … Continue reading The Apocalypse Library- Guest Post by Shaunna

NaNo NaYes!

I'm going to give it a try. Fifty-thousand words in 30... scratch that... 29 days! As I drove to work yesterday thinking about whether or not to try National Novel Writing Month, I realized a couple of things: (1) I really really want to try, (2) I have two holidays in November when I can … Continue reading NaNo NaYes!

Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge Fail

Tonight I thought I'd try a new writing challenge.  Chuck Wendig, author, screenwriter, game designer, and blogger extraordinaire, hosts a weekly writing challenge.  You can find his post and his blog, "terribleminds:  chuck wendig" here.  This week, he provides two columns of words. The challenge is to pick a word from column one, then pick … Continue reading Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge Fail