Tag: fiction

Birth of an American Gigolo

Hi Blogtropolis! I knew that title would catch your eye! If that alone didn't spark your interest, I'm sure this will: An old party girl turned domestic diva, infuriated by her husband's cheating--and his holier-than-thou, tree-hugging, no-tits and no-hips girlfriend--inflicts her wrath by training a local boy in the fine art of seduction. She and … Continue reading Birth of an American Gigolo

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My First Writers’ Conference- NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference

This past weekend, I had the good sense to attend the New Jersey Romance Writers Annual Put Your Heart In A Book Conference (click HERE for link). Two days of writerly information on the craft and the industry of romance writing! Thought I'd share a little summary. On Friday morning, I attended an editing workshop … Continue reading My First Writers’ Conference- NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference

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

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

Book Review: Ranger Martin and The Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Zealots! Fans of The Walking Dead! Adventure Lovers! Have I found a book for you! I've been honored with a first read of Jack Flacco's new novel, Ranger Martin and The Zombie Apocalypse and I'm so excited to share with you, but I don't want to spoil it! I've never done a book review before and frankly, I'm a … Continue reading Book Review: Ranger Martin and The Zombie Apocalypse

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

Mama’s Sauce- Weekly Writing Challenge: Backward

I parked the car and opened the driver's side door. The pot next to me on the passenger seat was still hot as I grabbed it and hoisted it over the steering wheel, careful not to spill its contents. Since my hands were full with the pot, I used my foot to kick the door … Continue reading Mama’s Sauce- Weekly Writing Challenge: Backward