Month: May 2015

Reading as A Writer

I knew reading was just as important to hone your writing skills as writing is, but I never really comprehended what that meant, until now. When you are armed with specific analytical tools, and you can jump into the text and read as a writer, it is an amazing feeling. Every book I read now feels like I am just fueling the brain tank and learning the techniques of the masters. (more…)

Daily Writing #9: Hunting A Beast (Continued)

The captain removed his cap and wiped the sweat from his forehead. “Seems, lad, that this man was expecting you, almost as if someone told him you were coming.”

“Are you implying it is a trap?”

“Implying nothing. Just getting you to think and prepare is all.”

“I can’t turn back now.”

“Why don’t you go below deck and get some rest. If there is a beast out there, you will need your energy to slay it.” (more…)

Daily Writing #8: Hunting A Beast

Ronik rolled a silver coin between his fingers and leaned over the railing of the Knight in Black. Thunderous waves crashed into the side of the Knight as it cut through the Dragon’s Blood Ocean. (more…)

Daily Writing #7: The Devils in the Words

What is the source?  Pete scanned the pages of the journal in a haste of inquisition. It has to be in here somewhere!  The sun finally disappeared behind the horizon, and the only illumination in the room was a lamp that sat on the desk where he sat. (more…)

Weekly Prompt #1: Debut

This segment will kick ass!  Every week I will post some type of prompt to help inspire and get the creative juices flowing.  You post a link in the comments section (or the entire story) and share your creation.  I will also be writing my story inspired by the prompt, and will upload it to the site when it is complete.

This week I was asked the question in school, “Can you pick any item in the room or the world, and create a story about it?  I was then requested to do so; this is what the prompt will be this week.  I am going to give you a list of objects in the world, and you are going to create a story about one of them.  I think you will find that it can be a real mind workout!   (more…)

Apologies

I wanted to get a quick post out and apologize that I have been unable to get my daily writings published for the past two days.  I am currently working on an analytical paper on William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!  If you have not read it yet, I have one word, WOW! (more…)

Daily Writing #6: Magnum (Unfinished…)

Here goes nothing. Rachel’s gun was in her hand, and she stood just outside the door. With a swift kick, the door snapped open sending splinters inward. The four men inside the room were already on their feet and reaching for their guns. Rachel unloaded two shots into the man closest to his gun and another into the one who was charging her. The remaining two men in the room reached their guns and began firing into the doorway where Rachel stood. (more…)

Daily Writing #4: Squeeze and Release

Jaime sat on a rock near the river and threw rocks at the fish that came up to eat the bugs from the surface. He never hit any, but he liked to see them scurry back into the depths, or maybe it was the fear he caused them that he really enjoyed. Jaime had been coming down to the river every day after school since he was six years old. He would hang his backpack on the same tree branch, throw his shirt on the same bush, and jump up on the same rock. He would stand up tall, put his hands on his hips, and say, “I am not afraid of you. You will fear me.” (more…)