Before Lunch

Romance-themed stuff usually bore me, what with the plethora of it on Wattpad but this flash takes the cake for genuine sweetness. Source: Before Lunch

The Careless Mouse (Flash fiction attempt)

Day before, I met with a very unusual incident in which a mouse slammed into my foot because it wasn’t looking before it sprinted for the other side of the grass across the pavement I was walking on. I’m going to attempt a flash fiction under 200 words,which I’ll attempt to write in the perspective of the mouse,…

KevinxMelrose character development/ Just me talking like an elderly Sim

Holy shit, readers! It’s been ONE month since I last wrote any shorts about Fae Raoirse or Kevin and Melrose! I should probably write another in the near future, either series. I’ve been working on character drafts for the fictional married couple this week. A back story kind of thing, for Kevin and Melrose. Most…

How To Talk To Your Son About His Body

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
I loved this post on how to talk to your daughter about her body, and I wanted to create something similar for parents of boys. My friend Nathan and I put this list together, and would love to hear your input. How to talk to your son about his…

I can write.

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see right in front of you, and you aren’t completely sure where the road is. But if you take it one little bit at a time, you’ll eventually get somewhere.” My mental sentiments un-expressed essentially. I’m groping in the dark like that…

Misty

This is intense. Source: Misty

Stepping out

Something that really got me on how tongue-in-cheek this flash was while browsing The Drabble. Source: Stepping out

Weird Writer People

“作家的人很怪。你也开始有一点怪了。” (If you can read this, let’s high five.) Translation: “Writers are very weird people. You’re starting to be a little weird too.” That was something my mom once said last December because I was staying in all day while most people my age were strolling around in Orchard Road shopping here and there. Not that I…

How to be Funny if You’re Not–Part I

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
I’m not funny. I try, but that gene was left out when God created me. But as a writer, I realize people like a sense of humor in a story. It’s like butter on broccoli or honey on toast–the words just taste better. I wrote several articles in my quest for…

8 Things Writers Can Do No One Else Can

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
There are a lot of difficult parts to writing. I mean, besides the whole write-edit-revise-rewrite thing. That cutting a vein and bleeding on the page can get touch-and-go at times. Channeling your muse at times gets someone you’d prefer to avoid. And it’s well documented that trying to make a living…

4 Ways to Plan Your Writing

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
Few people can sit down and start writing. Most of us hem and haw as we mentally walk through how to get from introduction to conclusion. It’s called ‘prewriting’ and everyone does it. What differs is the method–what best suits our communication style? Here are four approaches I’ve seen work for writer…