Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: Driving (Part 1)

Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/photos/MgzKmcTFUg0 The driving is nothing for me. Years of practice have taught me to turn off whatever part of the brain is responsible for boredom, fatigue, for feeling your body's reaction to sitting in the driver's seat for hours. The ritual is like this: You put the keys in the ignition and you… Continue reading Writing Exercise: Driving (Part 1)

My Writing Journey

Jobs, Dogs, and Plots: Reevaluating My Writing Schedule

Queso! As I mentioned in a previous post, I find that life often calls for a reevaluation of my writing schedule. This week has proven to be the case and for two great reasons. The first is that Alex and I adopted a dog from the local shelter. We have been talking about doing so… Continue reading Jobs, Dogs, and Plots: Reevaluating My Writing Schedule

My Writing Journey

Tips for Saving Money as a Writer

Photo on VisualHunt.com Like many writers I know, I would love to be able to write full-time and to get paid while doing so. As of yet, however, I am still working towards that goal (though I do believe it is possible!). In the meantime, I find it necessary to work a job that provides… Continue reading Tips for Saving Money as a Writer

My Writing Journey

Living a Life of Writing: Volunteering at the Local Library

Photo by Susan Yin on Unsplash If you were to ask me what influenced my interest in writing the most, I would answer without hesitation - growing up within walking distance of a public library. I lived within a block of the library for most of my childhood, and I visited it on average two or three times… Continue reading Living a Life of Writing: Volunteering at the Local Library

Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: Time Shift (Part 2 of 2)

Photo by Kyle Loftus on Unsplash Below is the second half of a short story, my writing exercise for the day. To read the first half, you can click here. The man continued, still staring down at the half-empty glass in front of him. "Three years ago, I spent the summer out in New Mexico, in Albuquerque, working… Continue reading Writing Exercise: Time Shift (Part 2 of 2)

Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: Time Shift (Part 1 of 2)

Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash The passage below is the first half of a short story that came to mind a few days ago. I've always been fascinated by people's stories of their own experiences with the supernatural and the reactions others have upon hearing these tales that seem to defy rational explanation. I'm not usually one… Continue reading Writing Exercise: Time Shift (Part 1 of 2)