Red #fridayflash #samplesunday

  Red      Red was her favorite color. Inside her closet her clothes were all different shades of red, from dark to eye-popping. Her shoes were arranged in one red line. She painted her toenails red and dyed her hair red. If she was a model in a magazine she would have requested to be draped in red. Each day after…

Mah Jong, Writing and Humor #amwriting #amediting #writing

Image via Wikipedia Mah Jong, Writing & Humor      When I was a kid I would play Mah Jong with my east coast cousins for what seemed like hours and hours. I have many fond memories of those days. For those of you who don’t know what Mah Jong is, it’s a Chinese game, but instead of cards you use tiles….

My Delima, To Keep Reading or Not? #amreading

My Delima, To Keep Reading or Not      This doesn’t happen to me very often. The books I choose to read I usually like. Some more than others of course, but it’s a rarity for me not to like the book on some level. A couple of weeks ago I randomly picked a book from my stack of  ‘To…

The Importance of Being Earnest ~ Flattery, Feedback and Constructive Critiques

  The Importance of Being Earnest Flattery, Feedback and Constructive Critiques        A fellow writer and I were talking the other day about the important of constructive feedback. One of the things I love about blogging is that I get to put my work out there for everyone to see. This also means that I get positive and constructive feedback…

Vampire Tracker Part 5 #fridayflash #tuesdayserial #samplesunday

  Vampire Tracker Part 5      When I opened my eyes I was in a body that was not my own. Sweaty skin pushed against me and the familiar scent of cloves and cinnamon filled my nostrils. Herded by the mass of people around me we entered a large room and immediately everyone called out “My Queen.” Half naked men and women draped in…

To Prologue or Not To Prologue? Guest Blog Post by Amy Rose Davis

  To Prologue or Not To Prologue Guest Post by Fiction Fantasy Author Amy Rose Davis      When I first started Ravenmarked, I had no idea there was so much vitriol out in the world about prologues. I mean, my heavens—one would think from reading some blogs and opinions that merely having a prologue was…

Dolly, Don’t You Cry ~ #Poem #Poetry Childhood Divorce

Dolly, Don’t You Cry  It’s ok Dolly, don’t you cry Mama said everything’s  Going to be alright   Daddy’s gone Left without a good-bye Don’t worry I’ll hold you tight    Momma’s sad Said he’s gone for good She’s says now everything Will be just as it should   I know Dolly, I’m sad too But I promise I’ll never leave…

Vampire Tracker Part 3 #fridayflash #samplesunday #tuesdayserial

Vampire Tracker Part 3      Jeremy set up the camera and I opened Last Resort. Flashlights, check, squirt guns, check, stakes, check. “Hey, here’s your garlic strand and a silver cross. I’ll set the flashlights, holy guns and stakes down here.” Jeremy grabbed the items I held out for him. “You better pray we don’t need any…

Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts Prompt: A relative, who left unexpectedly without telling anyone, shows up at your door.      Writing prompts are meant to spark the mind, make creative thoughts flow. I’ve tried using writing prompts but for some reason my writers mind has a natural aversion to them. I feel like I’m writing someone elses story not my own. I’ve even…

Fantasy Fiction Author Interview ~ Stacey Wallace Benefiel

In conclusion to “Seriously, I Will Read Your Book” (Day of Sacrifice & Rebellion) Fantasy Fiction Writer Stacey Wallace Benefiel Author Interview Stacey Wallace Benefiel, author of Day of Sacrifice and Rebellion, writes fantasy that makes one think about the different roles religion can play and just who should be in control. You can find Stacey on Facebook, Twitter, her…