Category: Writing

Good stories are hard to come by as a writer

I've started working on a new story. It's going to be a while before it's finished because I can't tell if it's going to be a short short story, a longer story, or possibly get pushed to becoming more. I've only just started and am not exactly sure what I want to happen with it, ...

Blades of Grass – Short Story

He got a tingly sensation at the tips of his fingers, like when he would slide his hands through the blades of grass of the front lawn. He recalled the smell, the lovely scent of fresh-cut grass, the tickling of the blades as they gently touched the nape of his neck, back when he was ...

“Strip”

The black Mercedes-Benz sedan pulled into the last spot at the far end of the lot. The rest of the cars sleeping in the lot were dark and covered in a light mist, reflecting the golden streetlamps that overlooked the slick street. Damien slowly got out of his car. His worn dark dress shoes with ...

Writing Routines

All writers have a routine they use to boost their creativity, get the juices flowing, or to simply keep them writing consistently. Stephen King writes ten pages per day. James Joyce would write until he had the proper words, even if after a full day he only wrote one sentence. Ernest Hemingway would write 500 ...

Off the Shelf

So, I haven't written any poetry in a very long time. This morning, I wanted to write something, anything. So I sat down and wrote a poem. It's a short one, but it's something to get the ball rolling and keep me engaged with writing.     It’s been a while Since I’ve sat down, ...

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05-15-2017

So, when I don't know what to title something, I'm just going to title it with the date so it's like a journal entry. Okay? Got it? Good. I've been slowly working my way through L.A. Confidential. I've wanted to read it for a long time and it's a good book, but with my hectic ...

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Finding Time to Write Is a Pain

My new career has me pulling long days with short nights followed by even longer days. I have little time to write and when I find it, it's not the number one thing on my list to do. A lot of writers will tell you that being a writer is more about sitting there thinking ...

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