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…

Seriously, I Will Read Your Book ~ Stacey Wallace Benefiel ~ Day of Sacrifice

“Seriously, I Will Read Your Book” Day of Sacrifice by Stacey Wallace Benefiel Fantasy fiction writer Stacey Wallace Benefiel pushes the boundaries of human society with sacrficial first borns and the role guardian angels play. Day of Sacrifice Stacey Wallace Benefiel Kindle, Nookbook and Smashwords Edition 2010 Back Cover: With only three days left until her twenty-first birthday, her Day of Sacrifice, Flora…

March In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb?

  March in Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb      I don’t know about you, but the past few days I’ve been wondering how in the world it was March already?!! With my work load increasing my days have become a serious juggling act of work, writing, social commitments and husband time. The more I…

Unplug and Recharge

Unplug and Recharge For most of us our schedules have us continually plugged in. If we are not busy with work, family and writing, we are busy with social networking. With everything a tweet or post away its easy to forget how all of that can clutter the mind. For a week in February this was my…

By My Side ~ Love Poem

   By My Side Memories drift in and out Of you and me Discovering what it was all about   Summer sun Moonlit nights Love filled the air While you held me tight   The sound of your laugh The sparkle of your eyes Dreamy Sunday mornings Blue filled skies   One things for certain…

The Vampire Diaires Season 2, Episode 14: Crying Wolf

The Vampire Diaries Season 2, Episode 14: Crying Wolf Vampire and werewolves fight for the Moonstone, witches put warlocks in trances, Elena finds a secret room and Tyler leaves Mystic Falls in my article, “The Vampire Diaries Season 2: Original Vampires Kill Werewloves.” Suite 101 The Vampire Diaries Season 2, Episode 14 Recap Related Articles Vampire…

The Vampire Diaires Season 2, Episode 13: Daddy Issues

The Vampire Diaries Season 2, Episode 13: Daddy Issues In my article “The Vampire Diaries Season 2: Werewolves Make Vampire Enemies,” Tyler Lockwood learns who really killed Mason and werewolves take vampire Caroline hostage. Suite 101 The Vampire Diaries Season 2, Episode 13 Recap Related Articles The Vampire Diaries Ian Somerhalder Tells Us What’s Ahead for…

Seriously, I Will Read Your Book ~ Fantasy Book Review ~ Mik Wilkens

“Seriously, I Will Read Your Book” The Silver Cage by Mik Wilkens  Fantasy fiction writer Mik Wilkens takes readers on a journey into a fanciful and mystical world where evil has been ruling for far too long. The Silver Cage By Mik Wilkens Kindle and NookBook Edition 2010 Backcover: Life is good for David Conner….

The Sacrement #fridayflash

  I was not satisfied with the flash I started for my Vampire Series and Pearl of the Sea. So, instead I am posting a snippet of something I had written awhile ago. The Sacrament      The island summers of my youth rekindled my spirit. They were cool with beautiful, sunny days and calm, glassy waters with puffins,…

Common Writing Mistakes and Editing Tips for Aspiring Writers

    Via Flickr by Dave Malkoff Aspiring Writer Common Pitfalls      Common mistakes aspiring writers make are kind of like playing a game of Pitfall by Atari.  You are the Indian Jones type block character and the writing pitfalls are the quicksand and alligators, which bring death and unsophistication to your writing.       With serious edits underway for Pearl…

Flight of the Raven Part 2 #fridayflash #serialtuesday #spokensunday

           Flight of the Raven Part 2                 Corbie ruffled his feathers against the morning chill. Opening one eye he could see a hint of morning light coming through the narrow window. Weary from his long flight he shifted in his nest and closed his eyes. He had been on the verge of dreaming, or…