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Hi. My Name Is…

I’m currently writing in 1st POV which is new for me. My Starlighters and Elemental Storm is 3rd POV, so dropping the name in sentence one should be pretty easy to do or at the very least the first paragraph. It’s vital. I’ll talk more on my reasons for changing to 1st POV another time. But they are both close […]

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Criticism vs Critique!

If you’ve shared your writing online, you’ll know that tense feeling you get the moment you click “submit” or the morning your work is about to go up for review on an automatic site. It’s scary and brave and exhilarating and nerve wracking all at the same time. Then you get that first critique. And cry. Hah, maybe that’s just […]

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Collaborative Writing!

Firstly, it’s fun. Secondly, you might learn something from working with someone beyond just giving your opinions and suggestions. And thirdly, it’s fun. That last one was worth mentioning twice. I’ve been lucky with one particularly critter I met last year. She’s become my best friend even though we’ve never met. But we think so incredibly alike that I wonder […]

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Writing in Style!

One reader will enjoy a simpler prose while another, me, will enjoy a more colourful and descriptive style. Sure, this risks falling into the category of purple prose. Why is purple prose so bad? What’s so terrible about pushing the English language to its limits. I’m guilty of a little purple prose so I’m bias. But I agree that it […]

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For My Goddaughter on Her First Birthday.

Introducting the With Love collection. It’s going to be fluffy and cute and adorable and sappy and full of the things that we should appreciate more. Enjoy… For My Goddaughter on Her First Birthday They say good things come in small packages, but your heart is forever growing. Your heart can hold immeasurable love and beauty. Your heart can keep […]

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What Is It? #2

Every day, I bear the weight of others. Sometimes light and only at my centre. Sometimes it presses down with a darkness that makes me lose my balance. They move me as if I am an inconvenience, grinding my heels until they splinter. They constantly adorn me to suit their ever-changing ideas. They won’t let me leave, though. I am […]

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What is it? #1

Inroducing Silly Writing Prompts full of silliness, curiousities and shenanigans. Here’s the first one. Feel free to guess what it is. Illumination all around, temperature rising, air blasting. Outside is quiet, and fresh. Trapped. Whirring noise assaults senses and batters hopes of freedom. Heat builds, intense like the sun. There is movement outside, yet no one comes. Alone. Burning. Something […]