Please try again later

I'm trying to clear out my old drafts because every new post I write is not fit for purpose. I might as well dust off the cupboard. Or something.  I got another 'you're so quiet' today, so I'm just going to talk about writing instead.  Right now my writing process is this: Opens Google Docs/Word … Continue reading Please try again later

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sweet home a la drama [fiction]

So, I set myself a goal. Find a prompt. Write a story. Post it. This is what I came up with: Every six months, my parents like to gather everyone up. Aunties. Uncles. Cousins. That one ex-boyfriend that just became one of the family. They hire a restaurant, tell us to bring whoever we like … Continue reading sweet home a la drama [fiction]

who am I? [three]

One / Two / Three ​After we left the diner, we walked around for a while. It was chilly outside and in my haste, I'd only grabbed a light jacket. He noticed and he smiled slightly. “Do you want my coat?” I let out an indignant huff and said, “I'm not a damsel in distress.” He simply laughed … Continue reading who am I? [three]

#52 | do better

Random Thoughts is now sort of weekly again.  Back to Bob *logs onto Instafail* There's a subway picture. Good thing I wasn't on that subway. I'd be in the corner side-eyeing him. He also posted about Las Vegas which was surprising. I mean, some of it was conspiracy shit that I didn't necessarily disagree with, … Continue reading #52 | do better

who am i? {part two}

part one is here. ~ We went to a hole in the wall diner. I ordered a soy latte (and got a black coffee with powdered milk for my trouble). He got a burger with extra onions. He hadn't answered my question yet and I was becoming impatient. Now wasn't the time for burgers. I'd barely … Continue reading who am i? {part two}

Writing 101 | plot development

I'm not a professional writer by any means, but what I've noticed is this recent trend of awful characters doing awful things before slight redemption and an admission that they will always be awful. That to me is boring. If your plot is that your main character is a questionable, you need to have a conclusion that goes beyond that. Now that's a post for another time, but I brought that up because sometimes we tend to write our characters in a certain way that allows us to become attached and even though we know their inner secrets and everything, the audience doesn't.