Writing Contest… No Winners?

So I must admit that I received way less entries than the last writing contest I hosted here on Writers BloK. In fact... there were no entries this time. Everyone's been a bit busy I guess, and I did have a few people tell me (both through Writers BloK and email) that they wanted to enter but…

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Three Hours After Surgery

Wow. It's over. I'm back home, and I'm actually feeling great. I'm sitting on the couch with an emoji balloon suspended in the air beside me (from my Mom), a bottle of water and Panera mac&cheese on the end table, a card from my brother (and him himself sitting beside me, loudly slurping a slushi).…

Bunion Surgery- Expectations

My surgery is tomorrow morning at 8:45 AM, and the hospital where it will be done is over an hour away. I've been nervous all day, and I'm not sure how I'll be able to sleep... but I'm probably over reacting. Anyhow, I'm going to make a list of my expectations for tomorrow. When I…

The Fictional Writer’s Guide DAY THREE

Topic A: The Plot Categories: Brainstorming, World building, Story Set-up Topic B: The Characters Categories: Initial Creation, Background, Complexity Topic C: The Writing Categories: The Vital First Chapter, Your Inner Editor, Writers Block Welcome back, writers! Today I'm going to cover plot structure and creating a basic outline for your book. I know, outlines sound…

The Fictional Writer’s Guide DAY TWO

                          Topic A: The Plot Categories: Brainstorming, World building, Story Set-up Topic B: The Characters Categories: Initial Creation, Background, Complexity Topic C: The Writing Categories: The Vital First Chapter, Your Inner Editor, Writers Block   Hello aspiring world-famous fictional writers! If you haven’t…

My First Deer

Hello readers! I didn't post last week like I'd intended, because I've been on an inspiration spree. I've written nearly 10,000 words of a fantasy I started two days ago, and I can't seem to stop! Anyhow, I'm not sure about your thoughts on hunting, but my family is a hunting family. We don't harvest…