Two Birds, One Stone & Three is a Magic Number

My short story, Two Birds, One Stone, and the accompanying creative scavenger hunt solo-rpg (what a mouthful!) is now up for e-book pre-order. I didn't go through amazon because I wanted to be able to sell it on Gumroad and through my blog shop. It was also a test run for the upcoming novella, you … Continue reading Two Birds, One Stone & Three is a Magic Number

Famous Starts, Humble Endings – an exercise

Hello! Welcome to the writing game of Famous Starts, Humble Endings. Each week, I’ll bring you some superb works by famous writers, and we’ll ruin them and laugh about it. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll get ideas for a project…but that’s not the goal. The goal is to have fun. Let’s start with writing poetry. I’ll … Continue reading Famous Starts, Humble Endings – an exercise

Rich Furrows with Tassels of Red in AUDIO

Tiny Tales Podcast went live today with my flash story - and wow!! The sound effects, music, and narration beautifully support my words. I had no idea hearing a production like this of my work would strike me like a bell. I'm vibrating! I hope you'll go listen. It truly is a Julie story. It's … Continue reading Rich Furrows with Tassels of Red in AUDIO

Round-Up of What’s What

I had trouble choosing one singular favorite book I read this year, but I wrote up a whole post about what I loved and recommend in case you need another excuse to fill your shelves with wonderful words! And, in my ongoing quest to be more intentional with my reading (and everything else, let's be … Continue reading Round-Up of What’s What

Internal Comparison – The Goal

The new year is coming, and my plans for 2020 are shouting loudly in my ear. It's like riding on a bus crammed with middle-schoolers - everyone has something they want me hear. One goal for next year is making my morning poetry time more active. Right now, I read a poem or two and … Continue reading Internal Comparison – The Goal

June’s Story Prompts

HOW is it already June? Have you written as many stories as you thought you would? Are you feeling stuck from mowing lawns and playing taxi to the little ones? Here are some cool story ideas to get you started - 1. Black, Hot Ice Planets "...a new phase of water with bizarre properties. Unlike the … Continue reading June’s Story Prompts

FS;HE – Edna St. Vincent Millay

It's time for another round of the creativity game, Famous Starts/Humble Endings! If you've never played, the rules are fairly simple. I will give you lines of a famous poem in bold. Your job is to write the next line. There are no wrong answers! This is simply a way to play with words and … Continue reading FS;HE – Edna St. Vincent Millay

Collaborative Brainstorming

This was a new panel for Miscon 32, and I loved the honesty of it. Rhiannon Held, urban fantasy author, and Krista Wallace, author/actress/musician, spoke and acted. They listed ideas and then modeled behaviors - ones that opened up creativity and others that closed it down. My notes are practically illegible, but here's what I … Continue reading Collaborative Brainstorming