Why I stopped writing my Emily Graham stories

Why I stopped writing my Emily Graham series. My Emily Graham Mystery/Suspense series began as a huge surprise for me, as I thought I was just sitting down to write one very short story based on something I thought of many years ago. I was amazed when that story kept [...]

By |2021-02-25T23:40:52+00:00February 25th, 2021|Emily Graham, Personal, Self-publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Ignore the Rules, Just Write the Story!

Sometimes, writing a story seems more like being a tree in an ice storm. Sometimes I have this story idea in my mind with all of it's branches of characters and actions, but when I sit down to write it, I can't [...]

By |2021-01-06T16:21:58+00:00January 6th, 2021|Creativity, Fiction, Ideas, imagination, learning, short stories, Writing|0 Comments

Making it Real – The Beginning…

As they walked up the steps of the porch they looked at the huge house. The large windows were covered in dust and mud and most of them showed large cracks. The porch roof was trimmed with overly-fancy woodwork that included carvings of angels, devils, several trees, apples, and an [...]

By |2021-01-06T16:21:33+00:00January 5th, 2021|Creativity, Ideas, imagination, Personal, short stories, Writing|0 Comments

I Am Not A Prude: About Writing the Arnie Dufner Series

I am not a prude. I just wanted to say that up-front so you don't misunderstand what I'm going to say in this post. And there is something else... I don't like to be critical of other writers. Other writers are welcome to write what they want to write. It may not be [...]

By |2020-09-07T16:26:44+00:00July 30th, 2020|Arnie Dufner, Fiction, Ideas, imagination, Writing, Young Readers|0 Comments

Don’t Tell the Kids – About Writing the Arnie Dufner Series

Don't tell the kids... You probably don't want to tell the kids about this post...a least not if you want them to read about Arnie Dufner! I'm going to let you in on a little secret about the Arnie Dufner books...and it's a secret we [...]

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NOTE: This short story is a part of my challenge to write an ongoing collection of stories based on photos I come across. You can see the collection of photos HERE. These are quick and short stories, not polished or fully edited, partly for you to enjoy and partly for me to see if [...]

By |2020-09-07T16:45:05+00:00April 14th, 2020|Fiction, Humor, Ideas, short stories, Writing|0 Comments

“I’m just not that creative…”

Question: It is interesting to see how you come up with your ideas from something you see or hear or something you read. But I’m just not that creative. Never have been. Do you think some people are just more creative than other people? Thanks for the question, and it’s another one that I hear [...]

By |2020-09-07T16:43:44+00:00March 20th, 2020|Creativity, Ideas, imagination, short stories, Writing|0 Comments
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