Week 1 Showcase: Unshelve the Writer

We did it my friends! We completed the initial week of our seven week challenge. I struggled to be honest. Wrote bits and pieces, volleying between journaling and poetry until I settled back into the comforting embrace of fantasy. Whether you wrote 500, 1000, or 100 words, be proud of what you accomplished! (If youContinue reading “Week 1 Showcase: Unshelve the Writer”

Short Story Creation from Writing Prompt Wednesday

The challenge for this week’s Writing Prompt Wednesday was to create a short story using the image below as inspiration and based on the following criteria: Two characters (ages must differ by at least ten years) One animal (unless your two characters are animals, then add one person) Time period in the past or futureContinue reading “Short Story Creation from Writing Prompt Wednesday”

Days 84-87 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

Days 84-87: Writing Through a Haze It’s finally Friday! And to make the day even better it’s a Friday before a holiday!!!!!  Ah, to relax, curl up in a blanket, and watch TV movies to which I can already guess the ending. The desire to do all of the aforementioned activities is amplified by theContinue reading “Days 84-87 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Days 80 & 81 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

I’ve stated on numerous occasions that inspiration strikes in the most unlikely of moments. I’ll revise that statement slightly: Inspiration strikes in the quietest and simplest of moments. The past two days are examples of such a claim. Day 80: DADDY LONG LEGS Heartwarming, lovely, charming, elegantly told, and beautifully presented – that’s how I’dContinue reading “Days 80 & 81 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Day Fifty-Six of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY 56: Visual Learner I am a very visual person. As such, I prefer the worlds in my stories to capture attention and spark the imagination. Today’s writing adventure involved building the visual world in my New Adult Fantasy novel. I can see the action, the characters, and the setting so  clearly that I sometimesContinue reading “Day Fifty-Six of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Day Forty-Nine of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY 49: World-Building Idea I wasn’t in much of a writing mood today – didn’t even take my notebook to work. After a busy day and evening, I sat at the dining room table and picked up my pencil. The words chugged out like a train out of steam. I kept going, determination more importantContinue reading “Day Forty-Nine of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Day Thirty-Six of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey: Writing Prompt Wednesday – Moonlit

As I journey towards turning “writer” from a self-proclaimed label to professional title, I’ve decided to give myself a focused challenge. Each day, from now until January 11, 2016, I hereby pledge to focus on my writings: novel, screenplay drafts, stage play rewrites, TV pilot scenes, etc. Documenting my progress each day will help keepContinue reading “Day Thirty-Six of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey: Writing Prompt Wednesday – Moonlit”

Day Seven of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY SEVEN: This’ll Be Brief Tonight’s entry in my daily writer’s log will be brief. Why? I’m too busy working on my novels/TV pilot draft It’s a jam-packed night of returning TV dramas that are on my must-watch list I tried something a little different when I got home from work – I took aContinue reading “Day Seven of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Novel Update

After completing the latest draft of my YA novel, I read through the content with an objective perspective and asked myself the hard questions: Do I want to keep reading? Do any key elements get lost in the dialogue or subplots? Are there any characters that don’t move the story forward? Who is the storyContinue reading “Novel Update”

Day 100 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 100: Un-Bridled Emotion (Part 5) (The original piece of fiction below is a continuation of the story written on Day 38, Day 63, Day 71 and Day 88 of the pledge.) Christmas came and went in a blur of family, friends, and food. Shari felt immenselyContinue reading “Day 100 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”