Tag: creative writing
Work in Progress Wednesday #2: A Tale of Two Drafts
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to post an excerpt from a work in progress! I’ve missed a couple Wednesdays because I’ve been outlining and doing research for my novel. I’ve also had to completely rewrite some portions, which is what I’ll share in this post. I’m going to present the first page from an…
Returning to My Ex
Novel writing can be a little bit like a romantic relationship. Love survives and flourishes in an environment where you actively commit to the act of loving. Love doesn’t just happen. Love is something one must do. Novel writing is the same way. A story is nurtured and blooms only when you have the discipline…
Dropping Some Radical FREE Fiction for Pride Month
This quaint little one-night stand fantasy is, in fact, a radical, revolutionary tale.
Changing careers and sticking with the novel writing.
I am in the House of Mercy
I’ve been writing shorter fiction this summer, while I’m on a break from my main manuscript. This excerpt is from one of those pieces of shorter fiction, titled Queer as Love. The story follows a married couple as one of them transitions from female to male. This part comes after the narrator, who is the cisgender spouse,…
Short Story Publication: The Blind Tattooist
Today my short story, “The Blind Tattooist”, came out in issue three of |tap|. This story is important to me for a few reasons. It is that it is the first publication I’ve had in the two years since I began submitting short stories professionally, since I decided I would only submit to paying markets.…
A Heart that Burns
I finished the second draft of my novella, Bloom. It’s just under 57k. I may have to do some tinkering with the third draft and consider designating it as a novel. I do feel accomplished, but I also feel relieved. I’ve been chasing this ending for what feels like forever, and I am ready to be…
#writelifemay Day 2 – WIP
So day two of #writelifemay is “WIP”, aka, work in progress. I wasn’t sure what to post and so settled on posting an excerpt from my work in progress. The official blurb for my current work in progress is: “Men ought to love men, and do.” Ben, a straight man, falls in love with his best…