By Samantha Amenn Rebecca is in Haiti and Nicole is writing. Please welcome our first guest blogger, Samantha Amenn. Sam is an avid reader and writer currently living in Illinois. She is currently writing a fantasy novel about a revolutionary fighting for his people’s freedom and against members within his own organization that are trying to sabotage … Continue reading Creating a Great Friendship Between Characters // Craft Talk // Guest Blogger
Fourteen books and what makes them irresistible.
In this short story for weird fiction readers, follow two teenagers desperate to leave the shoddy umbrella of their lottery-winning parents. They discover opportunity in an untested piece of corporate technology and bizarre little bugs with an appetite for amusement.
A short story for weird fiction readers that follows two teenagers desperate to leave the shoddy umbrella of their lottery-winning parents. They discover opportunity in an untested piece of corporate technology and bizarre little bugs with an appetite for amusement.
The Midnight Waddler By Rebecca Zornow Shirk shirk shirk. Kyle’s eyes snapped open as if the sound was the shrill cry of an eagle rather than tiny, frantic scratching. When he heard the noise the previous night, Kyle bolted over his wife out of bed and immediately got tangled in the damn pile of throw … Continue reading The Midnight Waddler // Short Story
Plotting at the Desk of Genre. By Nicole Van Den Eng Most of us, wandering through a bookstore, know what genre we prefer; we beeline it quickly to romance, mystery, or science fiction. But what about that other section—literary fiction? Those are just the normal books, aren’t they? It often feels that way, that those … Continue reading Plotting at the Desk of Genre
You know in Jurassic Park when Dr. Grant walks into his dig site trailer to find Hammond’s already made himself at home and it was his helicopter that threatened to rebury the dinosaur skeleton? That’s the Catalyst. Once Grant and Hammond meet, there’s no going back. Only onward to the island of dinos and dangers. In Aladdin, … Continue reading Build a Dynamic Plot Using a Beat Sheet
Depth of Character, by Nicole Van Den Eng. Writing is multi-faceted and intensive and takes a lifetime to cultivate. It’s difficult and is a continuously evolving learning process. Most of us write because we are driven to; the end result drives us to learn the details and the how-to. Pursuing improvement, I'm constantly trying to … Continue reading Depth of Character
Story by Rebecca Zornow Photo Credit to Nolan Issac on Unsplash I hope you enjoyed the first installment of The Manors last month. Part 2, the final piece of this story, is posted down below. Before you start reading, I want to congratulate Adriana M. from Wisconsin on winning the signed No. 1 Ladies’ Detective … Continue reading The Manors, Part 2
By Rebecca Zornow In a different life, I lived at a rural school with the birds and the honey badgers. I spent my days operating a library and teaching art to students who had never reached beyond doodling before. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in Swaziland. I was incredibly passionate about … Continue reading In A Different Life + Signed Book Giveaway