Original Work, Writing

1st Place Prize

I am so happy to announce that I have won the Sadie Tells Stories Flash Fiction Contest. The theme was magic with a max of 500 words. Creating an entire world of magic with compelling characters in only 500 words was a real challenge, but I am very happy where the story ended up. You… Continue reading 1st Place Prize

Prompts, WordSmith Musings, Writing

Writing Prompt #19

It was a dark and stormy night. She was thrilled. This was her favorite kind of weather. It was the sunny days you had to watch out for. She shivered at the thought. Interested in getting your short story published? Submit your short story from this prompt using my contacts page and have a chance… Continue reading Writing Prompt #19

Tips and Tricks, WordSmith Musings, Writing

How to Write a Magic System

Writing a magic system can be fun, interesting, and challenging at times. Each magic system will have its own rules, patterns, quirks, and exceptions. A reader might never know all of them, but it is essential for the author to know each and every one so they can write from a place of knowledge, understanding, and authority.

Tips and Tricks, Writing

Quick Tip #12

When starting a story, write at least five small anecdotes about your main character that are not related to the plot and may never be used within your story.  This allows you to get to know your character better and they will come off the page as a much more well-rounded character even if you… Continue reading Quick Tip #12