Tag: writing

Imposter Syndrome

As a writer, I’ve found that I’m always between the feelings of “Wow. This is amazing!” and “Why on earth would anyone want to read what I have to say?!” We all feel it. That dread and anxiety of possibly never being good enough, and more than that, we’re shown it through a number of…

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WPW: An Ode

Writing Prompt: “Not what it seems” O there you are, Waiting for my touch. I yearn to hold you in my hands To feel your warmth against my skin.  I reach for you  and yet I hesitate. Do I dare? Should I risk adding  the weight of our relationship?  You call out to me. How can…

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Rough Draft: Prologue

The air is thick with smoke. Every breath she takes is more difficult to swallow. Screams echo throughout the hallways as she stumbles along, feeling the wall to guide her way. She cradles the basket close to her chest. She can’t let them find the baby. If they do, all will be lost. The prophecy…

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Send Out a (Re)Search Party

Within the past two months, I have written a total of 700 words on my novel. I know… I’d better slow down or I’ll have it written in the next decade or so. The thing is, I’ve never written fantasy before. I’ve always stuck to the “write what you know” motto, but now, I find…

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Trip a Little Write Fantastic

C.S. Lewis once wrote, “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.” When I was in college, I took a 19th Century British Lit class focused on solely on fantasy literature of the Victorian Era. Prior to this, I had never really thought of fantasy being older than the Hobbits, Wizards,…

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