Music: The Key To Your Best Writing Ideas

Listen to the full discussion here: “Everyone, stay calm!” Dialogue paced back and forth. Description and Character Development huddled in the corner. Pacing, Conflict, and Plot crowded the exit after they failed to break it down. *** You look through your backpack for the third time, confirming once again that your new earbuds aren’t there.... Continue Reading →

The Details

Welcome! Below is a short piece I wrote for you. If you don't prefer to read, listen along instead: Photos of wedding flowers littered the table for the past hour. Across the table, the florist held stems of roses and carnations and ferns. My future mother-in-law sat on my right and my mother sat on... Continue Reading →

Wine to Words

Edited by my friend, Allison Minnick, I have a Christmas short I wrote to share with you all this year. Enjoy and happy holidays!   She sat on the ground of her garage doused in wine and stared at the shards of glass sprinkled around her. The aromas of oaky merlot and sweet pinot grigio... Continue Reading →

Your 100-Word Challenge Awaits

A challenge I have always faced in writing is trying to be less wordy. Whether it was academic or creative writing, I always wrote too many words, and sometimes still do. This was a major focus for me during grad school: say more by writing less. Listen to the full discussion here: Some tips for... Continue Reading →

Cheese Curls

She unwrapped her cheese stick.  As she took a bite, Tony watched her.   “Hey, I thought we were gonna trade today.” “I changed my mind,” she spoke, chewing her cheese. “But you promised.” “I thought,” she snapped another bite off, “we were gonna start that next week.”   Tony shrugged and unzipped his Batman... Continue Reading →

Little Friend

His finger slammed against the keyboard as he cranked out his paper before bed.  He knew if he just got it done and something written before bed, he could revisit it the next day and go from there.  His plan was perfect.  Finally, a productive evening. Then, he found It. It stared at him and... Continue Reading →

Pots And Pans And Spatulas

He ripped off the tape on the largest box in the pile.  He threw the tape to the ground and huffed. “Ron, we are never going to finish all of this.” Ron looked over at Peter, folded over the giant box of pots and pans.  He rested his hands on the sides of the box... Continue Reading →

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