Thoughts from Kathryn Stockett: From Book to Movie

While tearing through my closet on a great spring cleaning purge, I came across a legal pad. Unsurprisingly, it was from the college days. I flipped through just in case there was anything I might want to type into a more legible format and save. Between class notes with no headings or dates to clarify…… Continue reading Thoughts from Kathryn Stockett: From Book to Movie

Collaboration: The Art of Professionals Not Killing One Another – Guest Post by Tee Morris

It is with great pleasure (and no small amount of giddiness) that I present you with a guest post by one of my favorite authors. This guest post is part of a blog tour promoting the upcoming release of Dawn’s Early Light, the third installment of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series. (Follow the links…… Continue reading Collaboration: The Art of Professionals Not Killing One Another – Guest Post by Tee Morris

The Truth Can Speak For Itself – Guest post by Dave Higgins

Note: This is a guest post contributed at my invitation by Dave Higgins. One of the biggest fears we face, especially when we first share our work, is that our audience (family, friends, readers, co-workers) will find fault with, or even ignore, our work. While this strikes writers of all types, both fiction and non-fiction,…… Continue reading The Truth Can Speak For Itself – Guest post by Dave Higgins

Best and Worst of Critique Comments #4

The final verbal critique of the quarter. The 500 word short story I wrote for class was one I’m very proud of. I spent a few weeks on it and even volunteered to read first two days before we had to sign up for days to read. Saying I was excited is a bit of…… Continue reading Best and Worst of Critique Comments #4

The Best and Worst of Critique Comments #2

So we had another full-class critique of short stories. This time, the story had to be 500 words (as opposed to the last story, which was 8-10 pages). After some of the comments I received last time, I figured I’d get another healthy dose of nonsense with the occasional constructive comment. My classmates did not…… Continue reading The Best and Worst of Critique Comments #2

The Best and Worst of Critique Comments

I finally got to present my short story to my fiction class, and the comments I received were worth the wait. (I had food poisoning the day I was scheduled for critique, so I was in limbo for two weeks.) As confident as I am in my writing ability, I was nervous because my classmates…… Continue reading The Best and Worst of Critique Comments