Dos and Don’ts of Putting Together a Short Story Collection

How to put together a short story collection & pitfalls to avoid Over the years, Renee and I have written quite a few short stories, challenging one another to write in a particular genre, or on an Read more [...]

Carnival of Feasts – WeWriWa/8sentence

Hello, all! Welcome back. For those of you new to WeWriWa's or just happening upon this post, let me give you a little background. WeWriWa is a blog hop where writers share 8 to 10 sentences of either Read more [...]

Character Outline: What I Learned From Screen Writing

I am very fond of online learning. Mostly because being a stay-at-home parent leaves me little time to learn any other way. Enter FutureLearn, a massive, online learning platform with free content. I've Read more [...]

Frog Return Moon – Hump Day Haiku

Frog Return Moon Tiny, hopping, green. A jumping living carpet. You’d best step lightly.   Frog Return Moon is the name given to the full moon in May when the frogs start to come back. Read more [...]

An Ode To Allergy Sufferers – Hump Day Haiku

This week, my husband and I had a haiku-off. Turns out, we both have a lot to say about seasonal allergies. (You'll find our handiwork dispersed between the paragraphs.) If you've ever traveled to or lived Read more [...]

Of Shapes and Shadows – Weekend Writing Warriors Snippet

WeWriWa Sunday Snippet Happy Sunday all! I'm so pleased you stopped by to enjoy Weekend Writing Warriors #8sunday. In case you are new to WeWriWa, here's the skinny. WeWriWa is a blog hop where writers Read more [...]

A Close Encounter: Hump Day Haiku

A Close Encounter Hunched, gray, red and white. I thought you were a large fox. Wild grace, coyote. Since mid-December, I have been hanging my hat in Norther California after a three-year stint in Read more [...]

Colt Dragoon | WeWriWa

Happy Sunday y'all! Thank you for participating in the Weekend Writing Warriors snippet, a blog hop where writers showcase their work in 10 sentences or less. The following snippet is from a short Read more [...]

Blood Thirsty: A Hiaku

Blood Thirsty I hear her wings whine as she lands, ready to bite. Smack! I strike her down.   Living next to wetlands is amazing for birding, but shitty for mosquitoes. They are everywhere Read more [...]

The Three Sisters | Weekend Writing Warriors

Hello, all! Thanks so much for popping by. This week's WeWriWa excerpt comes from the short story, The Three Sisters. This short is another writing challenge from where Renee and Read more [...]