All meetings currently hosted at the Kadena Base Library in the conference room (on the right side as you head toward the back of the library from the front desk). 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Critique sessions: You don't have to submit prior to showing up, but if you want more detailed feedback, it is … Continue reading Upcoming Events
This is something I prepared for our local writing group in case planned lessons didn't use up the whole time we set aside for our meeting. One of the participants suggested talking about transitions between scenes and how to end scenes, and that's an interesting part of how we craft stories. I want to look … Continue reading In Transition
Last week, I facilitated a discussion on Writing for Non-Writers as part of our base library's summer reading program. Our librarian knew I had been published in a couple editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul and thought I might have a few lessons learned or tips for folks who would never call themselves writers, but might … Continue reading Writing for Non-Writers
I've been listening to too much NF (lies! I love all his music) and the Mansion reference at the beginning of this is aimed at his first big album. All his albums and singles are great, and worth checking out. I am also a fan of spoken-word style poetry with loose structure, soft rhymes, and … Continue reading The Basement
This lesson, part two of “Sex in Writing,” speaks on topics like sexual tension, internal and external dialogue, point of view (POV), taboo, and the woman reader/writer preferences in a sex scene. This is meant to serve as a basis on how to begin exploring the art of writing sexual encounters and how to keep … Continue reading Sex in Writing: Part Two
In writing, sex can be terrible or mind-blowing.
This in-depth look may reopen healing wounds… via Sins of The Last Jedi — Outpost Dire
2,700 word short story with the theme of "Delusion." I slip in the back door, and a scented wave of cinnamon and sugar hits me, an intended welcoming warmth that I don’t feel. I head for the stairs, hoping to make it to my room before— “You’re back!” Mom’s voice sounds strained, her cheerful tone … Continue reading Letting Go (Short Story)