Camp NaNoWriMo started on April 1st. Camp NaNoWriMo is a lot like National Novel Writing Month except that it offers you the opportunity to create and set your own goals. Instead of having a goal of writing 50,000 words your goal can be to edit so many words or write for so many minutes a … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday: Camping
Hello Readers, Writers, and Bloggers! It's been a while since I have checked in with you. My health hasn't been the greatest lately, so I have been busy taking care of myself instead of blogging. But, I do have a couple of new projects in the works! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram … Continue reading #MeToo: A Collection of True Story Crimes Against Women
Happy Friday, Writers! I hope you have had a good Spring Break if you are one of the lucky few who had this week off. Hopefully with that extra spare time you were able to crank out a decent word count! Today we are talking about some pieces that have a smaller word count. Short … Continue reading Ways Short Stories Can Earn You Money
Free Topic Friday is just that – a day that we are free to discuss any writing topic. From How-Tos, to writing advice, publishing, journaling, blogging, anything! This will be a weekly blogpost just like our Motivation Mondays and Write About It Wednesdays. Our first topic for Free Topic Friday is: Flash Fiction.Unless you are … Continue reading Free Topic Friday – Flash Fiction
No writing is wasted. There is purpose for every word you write. Whether you publish your work, whether your work is just for you. Whether it’s journaling, blogging, or poetry. There is a purpose behind all of it. Creativity. Expression. Practice. Growth. Passion. Authors who publish their work often must “kill their darlings,” or cut … Continue reading No Writing is Wasted
I’ve seen this question posed in several writing groups lately by people who want to become writers, “How do you start writing?” As if there is some top-secret magic trick that we writers have been holding out on the world. The secret is... you just start writing. That’s it. If you want to write, you … Continue reading How Do You Start Writing?
Gothic Literature is a sub-genre of romanticism consisting of novels and short stories, which emerged between 1800 and 1850. Gothic Literature focuses on the grotesque, desolate, and mysterious usually including supernatural or horror motifs to show the evil inside of humans. Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Joyce Carol Oates use settings, events, and characters … Continue reading Creation of Gothic Tales through Settings, Events, and Characters
Flash Fiction: After the War © Michelle C. Hilstrom 2015 Before I left for The War, my daughter and I used to go to the park together while my wife attended her Bible Studies class at the church. My daughter loved to swing at that park. She’d swing so high she’d ask me if she … Continue reading Flash Fiction: After the War