Showing posts from February, 2017

Writing Short Stories

Recently I have been working on my story for my portfolio to apply to grad school. I have this story, I am part a group who does weekly writing prompts, and I try to utilize the prompts into my story. I am an avid reader and lover of Virginia Woolf. I adore her writing style and with my own writing have adapted a few techniques frequently used during her writing period.

My story has gaps. I have chapters that could or could not go together. Recently though I thought maybe I need to go backwards in the story and tell how my character got to where she was at currently, so with that in mind I started in her childhood. I did not start with her being born, but at the first time she remembered magic.

Here is part of the story:

Melanie’s first remembrance of something magical happening was when she was four years old.
She was out with her mother grocery shopping and she felt agitated at not getting what she wanted at the store checkout. She remembers thinking she should throw a fit to get…

Books, books, and more books!

I have recently started a full time evening job, so my reading time has move to early morning, but I notice that there are books everywhere I sit now. I seem to leave a trail of books in my wake. I have Victor Hugo's Huntchback started, Ray Oldenburg's "The Great Good Place" started (its a re read for me I love this book so much), and Vintage Munro, which is Alice Munro's book. I am sure there is more but those are all within eye sight.

While I love to read I also have a great love of writing. I find the more I read the more eager I am to write. Some people do not mix the two, but honestly I feel more reading leads me personally to more writing. Other peoples words inspire me to write. I have two book shelves of books I have read, poetry books, writing books, all sorts of books; short stories, fiction, non-fiction,creative writing, and so on and so forth. Why do I have all these books? For inspiration.

Reading books books and more books makes me happy. They carry…

New Writing Prompt

So here we are on Feb 7th and we need another writing prompt. Writing for me is a way of sharing what I know, putting my stories down, and about possible helping others on their journey. So while I just  have a moment to pop in, I want you to know im here if you have writing questions. If you want to be featured, or want to discuss writing period. WE all have low points. Points of frustration. Points of judging ourselves and our writing. Having a few people around who write helps, but again if that is not an option then I will be glad to help in any way possible.

So here is your next writing prompt:

Good luck, get to writing, and let me know what you end up writing. I would love to read some of your work.

Have a great week.
Your story teller/poet