Exercises · Writing

Soundscape Inspirations #3

(Soundscape: https://rpg.ambient-mixer.com/medieval-city) Princess Io leaned out her window and sighed. It was the first morning of the annual Trade Fair, and she could hear the bustle of activity in the courtyard below- merchants promising that their wares were the best and most worth buying (not to mention the most fairly priced), customers haggling prices and… Continue reading Soundscape Inspirations #3

Exercises · Story time · Writing

Soundscape Inspirations #2

(Victorian London on Ambient-Mixer.com) ________________________________________________________________________ She peered out of the carriage again, hoping the rain had abated in the last few seconds. It remained annoyingly steady. She stuck her head back in, settled back on her seat, and took a deep breath to steady her nerves. “Would you like to go home, miss?” He said… Continue reading Soundscape Inspirations #2

Exercises · Story time · Writing

Soundscape Inspirations #1

Soundscape: https://relaxing.ambient-mixer.com/on-a-ship-at-sea The captain leaned out over the bow, as if hoping to bring the land closer. He squinted to will his eyes into looking further, beyond the blue horizon and to the shore he desperately hoped was waiting for them. It wasn’t about the treasure anymore. Well, not entirely. He would not avoid taking… Continue reading Soundscape Inspirations #1

Exercises · Story time · Writing

Stories of a Cubic Nature #3

The detective gently dropped fingerprint powder from what looked like an over-sized blush brush (but what was actually a specific tool invented for the job at hand) onto the smooth, dark, wooden lid of the chest. She had decided, despite all the evidence that she just might catch up with her prey here, not to… Continue reading Stories of a Cubic Nature #3

Character Sketches · Exercises · Writing

Character Sketch #3: The Perpetual DIYer

The Perpetual DIYer This is one of my very favorite customers, probably because I most closely relate to her. Truthfully, I can find parts of myself (especially myself on a bad day) in almost every character sketch (this is the most basic truth of being a writer, I think), but this one is maybe closest… Continue reading Character Sketch #3: The Perpetual DIYer

Exercises · Project Updates · Writing

Submission, The Art of

It’s no secret I’ve been working on submissions. I’ve received my first official rejection (ie, the first one they took the time to let me know was rejected), and am currently waiting to hear back on three more submissions (two to literary journals, one to a big time publisher…which feels absolutely insane, but they are… Continue reading Submission, The Art of

Exercises · Story time · Writing

Stories of a Cubic Nature (#2)

Jupiter looked down in disbelief, his eyes shifting between the sheaf of papers lying higgeldy-piggeldy in a folder on his desk and the visibly angry woman who had dropped them there. His brain, god-like though it was, was having trouble coming up to speed on the situation. “I’m sorry?” he finally said. The woman huffed… Continue reading Stories of a Cubic Nature (#2)