I can across this headline a few days ago, and--being a writer--it caught my attention. You can read the full article here, but I'll summarize for you. Dr. Karen Boren of Rhode Island College has started a project called Keep the Windows Wide. Using poetry or prose, write a complete story in 300 words or … Continue reading Let’s Write the Pandemic
That, my friend, is an excellent question, and one I've asked myself many times. The simple answer is: however long it takes to tell your story. But what should I aim for? It all depends on what you’re writing and who your audience is. If you’re writing a children's story it should be around 10,00 … Continue reading How Long Should My Story Be?
Excerpt from Addleberg Lang: I’m going to explain why I wrote this story before I give the context. This was the first short story I wrote for CWW; which means it was also the first timed one. This specific exercise was called The First Shall Be Last. We were each given a slip of paper … Continue reading The Simulator
Excerpt from Addleberg Lang: This story also needs a lot of explaining. I have a series I’m working on (very, very slowly. I have to finish other books first.) called World Jumpers. The World Jumpers are a group of people who have devoted their lives to visiting other worlds through portals. And they’re not trying … Continue reading The Mists of Volhouden
I apologize in advance for the brevity of this post. My life has been absolutely crazy these past few weeks because of travel, college shopping (Yay!), and attempting to catch up on math (Shoot me. It would be less painful.) I have like two brain cells left with which to communicate at the moment. Sorry. … Continue reading The Truth About Goats
Excerpt from Addleberg Lang: So. I could explain this story in great depth and make every single last bit of it make sense, but it would ruin a huge plot twist in one of my series. I’m not even going to say which one. I’m not going to say anything about this story at all. … Continue reading Lord and Lady Black; the Tragic Tale of How the Fate of Angus Black was Set
I wrote this story in the car on the way to a 4-H meeting. It was really cold outside, like -16, and it was super windy, and the heat in our car wasn’t working because it only functions when it’s above -15. Super useful, right? I, having incredible judgement after living in Montana for eleven … Continue reading The Scarf People