The morning it all changed was an ordinary one. Joanna sat out on the porch in her usual chair with her usual cup of instant—one and a half spoons of coffee, two heaped spoons of sugar, and just the right splash of milk. The birds sang their usual tunes in all their usual trees, and the gentle breeze bought along it a medium temperature somewhere perfectly between too-hot-for-her-gown and too-cool-to-shiver in-her-pyjama-top.
You may have noticed that over the past couple weeks, my noise over here on…
It’s easy to view our ‘failures’ over our successes, and frame our entire lives in ‘cant,’ ‘couldn’t,’ and ‘didn’t.’ These negatives have a flipside. What about the things we can, could, and did? Framing our lives in positivity only leads to further positivity. It’s important to remember that happiness is a state of being, not a reaction to stimulus. This post is a reminder of that for us all.
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In this interview, Mary offers us an insight into the publishing process through sharing her own experiences with us, and gifts an interesting and unique piece of flash fiction at the end.
#WIPWorldBuilders is an awesome twitter community that encourages us to take a deeper look at the worlds we are creating through our fiction. Through monthly themed prompt sheets and a supportive network of writers, #WIPWorldBuilders offers a fun and refreshing exercise in novel writing.
It took rejection, trouble, small successes, big successes, and nearly being killed by a truck, to get to us, but we sure are glad it did!
In the unity left behind the Utopian launch, all religion has become one. In the unity of all religion, the voice of the earth has been heard by the people. In the voice of the earth, Jonah Reeves has discovered something amazing. Something powerful. Something dangerous.
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The northmen came ashore along a terrifying storm, their dragon-fronted ships illuminated by angular cracks…
About this he is absolutely clear. If you’re serious about writing as a career, you’re gonna need to start taking your writing seriously. That means treating it as a job, and scheduling in x-amount of writing every day. Whether it’s 2000 words a day, a couple hours a day, or any variation of the above, you need to set a target, and sit down to it, without fail.
When Danny’s passenger flight is unnaturally struck by multiple lightning strikes, there’s only one thing in his mind. The man in 3A. The man in the hat. The man that winked at him, and whispered into his mind.
Closing out my first week here on Wordpress, I’ve accumulated 35 followers, published a couple of lifestyle posts, an art post, and guest posted to a fellow bloggers site. I’ve managed to build a couple of relationships and made an active attempt at engaging with the community. Its been fun, busy, frustrating, worrying, and exciting. I have more posts in the works, some literary magazine submissions being concocted in the background, and more plans than time to manage it all! Overall, I feel my first week has been a success, so here’s some tips to help you survive the early stages of your blogging venture.
Was Michelangelo born with the ability to sculpt David? Was Will Smith always the go-to, bankable, movie star he is today? Let’s fast forward a few years and take a look at Ed Sheeran— have you heard his singing efforts before refining his style and finding his voice?
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic…
There comes a time in life where you have to make a choice over who you want to be, what you stand for, and what you are investing your time in. So you want to take control of your life? Great, me too. But first, lets be honest with each other.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one, or the death of a family member, is difficult. This writing is the final gift to my grandfather, a send-off, if you will. More than that still, It’s the first piece of writing I created since deciding to get serious about my craft. I hope you enjoy it.