I am sixteen and my friends are very few. They are chosen with care. It isn’t that I’m stuck-up or conceited; it’s more like people are okay in small doses. I don’t like people. People hurt each other. They make demands. Love is conditional based on what they can get out of a relationship. People [...]
The abandoned steam engine had sat idle for so long the tumbleweeds, briars, and yellow birch saplings had almost covered it. The old number sixteen still bared its number proudly--but how had the number escaped being overgrown? A sound, light scratching from inside the once-proud locomotive. Then there was something that almost sounded like a [...]
The Best Editing Tools for Creative Writers. by Robert Morris at interestingliterature.com. https://theowlladyblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/the-best-editing-tools-for-creative-writers/#like-53577 This is some great advice for any writer, regardless of genre, who struggles with revision and self-editing. There was no reblog button so you'll need to click on one of the above links to read the article.
The story's in my head I know my protagonist With all of his foibles and struggles, But, oh, the agony of getting it all written down, His history so rich, details must be doled, How much in the beginning, How much backstory to withhold? I'll get it right; I know I will Someday, if I [...]