Brothers Keep Her has come to a perfect close (at least, I think so) and it was bittersweet to see it end. I really enjoyed those characters and that particular story, and it seems a lot of other wattpadders have, too. Over 5.5K reads as of this morning! I can’t tell you how much that excites … More Latest wattpad Project: Haven (SPN Fanfic)
It never fails: I’m supposed to be working on research for school and my mind wanders. This time, like many other times, it wandered back to my manuscript – on which I’ve ceased queries, because I’d grown tired. It wasn’t so much the rejections as the story itself; if I wasn’t excited about it anymore, … More Update: What on Earth is Going on With My 1st Book?
Down below the bustling city of London on the fourth of July 2016, Bond Street Station is buzzing with activity as people shuffle on and off the trains. Platform 1 is westbound to Ealing Broadway. The ventilation isn’t very good and it’s hot and stuffy while we wait. Sweaty. I press against the wall, wary … More Underground Thoughts in London
I’ve been reading a lot of Shakespeare lately (though I was reading Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, and Coriolanus before class began, most of it is now due to my LIT319 class – which happens to be my absolute favorite class to date). One of my favorites of his plays is Henry V, so … More Plot Bunnies & How to Trap Them
Show & (not) Tell. This is a fun game to play when I’m writing or editing. (Okay, maybe not exactly fun, but definitely interesting and often a challenge.) I’m taking a Fiction Writing Workshop class online through my degree program, and this week we’ve broached the “show, don’t tell” subject. This is something I will happily … More Writing Prompt #9
Think of one or two of your favorite songs and look up the original music video. Let it play and write/narrate the story that goes along with it. Take the liberty to incorporate your own characters (or even yourself). Do it for fun! xo -NS
It’s the middle of the night. You just let your dog outside to do his business in the snow because he could not wait until morning… and he locks you out of the house in a t-shirt and skivvies. Yes, you have neighbors. One of them is throwing a party around a bonfire and though … More Writing Prompt #3
My first real conference as a self-identified writer was the Atlanta Writing Workshop on February 20, 2016. It was only a few hours’ drive from home, so I booked a room in the same hotel hosting the conference and took my family down to Atlanta for the weekend. I had no idea what to expect … More 5 Simple Reasons You Should Go to a Writers’ Conference
Ahh, rejection letters – a necessary evil. They’re part of the sometimes grueling process of querying/submitting work for publication. (Some people are exceptionally talented right off the bat and/or really lucky.) As you know, I’m seeking representation for my very first novel, Bloodfire. I have been working on this thing for years. I spent two … More The Rejection Letter Every New Author Should Want
Christmas is drawing ever closer. What better time to expand the community of new writers? I am looking for new short Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa stories (up to 7,500 words) from New Authors/Writers looking to build their online reputation. Stories must not have been published anywhere else in the past. (We don’t want to get in … More Call for Short Stories!