Writing Advice – The Long and the Short
Featured image: tranquil lake reflecting house and forest — Photo by Tatiana Syrikova on Pexels.com There’s nothing like sitting down with a thick book or tucking into one on your tablet. But at other times, you probably want something lighter. There’s no reason you can’t have both. Does the idea of writing a novel fill […]
3 Tips for Fiction Writers Struggling with Setting
Setting is crucial to creating something your Readers will love, and if you struggle with it, then you’re like me. Getting setting right might be easier if stories took place entirely in one location, but they seldom do, so writers have hard work ahead. We have to constantly change the scenery, move in and out […]
When and How to Self-Edit Your Fiction
Should you self-edit your fiction? If so, when and how? Yes, every writer should self-edit. To do otherwise is to be untrue to your stories. No, that last statement wasn’t meant as some kind of high-horsed snobbery. Self-edit and revise are synonyms, but self-edit has a further connotation of “doing it all yourself.” Some writers […]
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Please download, share in any format, and print. All that I ask is that you include a link to this website and don’t rewrite, change, sell, or repost my work (links and short excerpts of a few lines with links are nice.)
The Dark Tide – revised version available NOW for free!
The Dark Tide, a short piece of fantasy fiction, has been published with Smashwords, as a blog post on this website, and also a podcast episode on Anchor.
Billy is a young man whose stories I love to tell.
- Lockdown — Complete Story — Horror Fiction
- Isolation — Complete Story — Contemporary Fiction
- Powder — Horror Fiction — Coming Soon! Will be FREE! on Smashwords!
2020 NaNoWriMo Romance Novel
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 9
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 12
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 14
- Chapter 15
- Chapter 16
- Chapter 17
- Chapter 18
- Chapter 19
- Chapter 20
- Chapter 21
- Chapter 22
- Chapter 23
- Chapter 24
Time Gone By – story in progress
Science fiction. Time travel. Four children and their grandmother trying to prevent a second civil war.
The Christmas Room
This is contemporary fiction, and the story has two endings.
The Basket – story in progress
I started writing a story for Easter 2021, intending to tell it all in two parts, but the story’s turning out to be longer.
Ruth – story in progress
Ruth started by accident. I needed some sample dialog for a post about writing, and ended up with a story.
The Choice was my first piece of free fiction. It was posted in six very short parts in April 2020, and those are still way back in the archives, but I link only the full story here.
The Choice – blog post
The Choice – podcast episode
In Life – story in progress
Sci-Fi Fantasy. A young woman who has lost everyone she loves. A new world for her to discover. Will she find friendship and love, or will she encounter only misery, horror, and brutality?
- Update about In Life
- Until it’s published for free on Smashwords, the first fifteen parts of In Life are still available to read on the In Life page.