Author’s Note: About four years ago, I was introduced to Brian Ketley’s The 3 A.M. Epiphany, a book of over 200 writing exercises designed to help transform your fiction. After sifting through prompts about synesthesia, atypical days at work, and practicing negative capability, I arrived at a prompt titled “What If?” In the prompt, I […]
Here’s a list of things I would buy if I received a dollar for every time I was told my creative writing degree wasn’t practical: A large island in the South Pacific. I would name it Black Magic Isle and would declare myself the sultan. The Empire State Building. I would turn it into a […]
The Day That Shocked The Nation. Author’s Note/Trigger Warning: I realized I hadn’t posted any of my creative work. I dug up this short story I wrote back in 2018, centered around the 9/11 terrorist attacks in NYC. The prompt called for short story centered around an atypical day at work. It surely is a […]
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Hello to all the writers out there and reading this blog! It is well into the month of November, so it is time for a shameless self-promotion party; please do not be shy about your work. Writers need to be their own best publicists, and we…
As I meander my way through the writing community, I have come to discover that the discourse around fiction writing mirrors that of religion vs. spirituality – “spirituality”, in this case, being the craft and storytelling elements that make up fiction, such as tone or dialogue, while religion, or interpretation of spirituality, mirrors genre (ex. […]
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