I jam my key into the ignition, starting the car and wishing I had five minutes earlier to give it a chance to warm up. The car alarm beeps for a moment. I snap my seatbelt on, cutting the noise. The steering wheel feels like ice against my naked fingers. If I were in a […]
Category: Written Word
Portrait of a Man
I like to think of this flash fiction as the acoustic version to a similar story unfolding in my head.
The Station’s Living Room
I’ve been overthinking my writing lately–I mean, A LOT–so this piece is important, a reminder that writing doesn’t have to be planned to be purposeful.
The Pretenders Released!
I think this means I’m an author…
Writer’s Block, Writer’s Mania
All writers have their moments…
Six Years, One Book
It’s been a long journey, but somehow, these characters survived this long…
Case Study: Indirect Characterization
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: indirect characterization is essential for believable characters.
Specialized Cells: Writing Process II
Indirect characterization is one of my favorite ways to construct characters. It really puts the “creative” into creative writing.
The Embryo: Writing Process I
The writing process typically begins with an idea. Now what?