Halloween Short Story – All…Fall…Down!

According to Wikipedia, Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a spooky celebration observed annually on October 31st – the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day, also known as All Saints’ Day. It is believed that many … More Halloween Short Story – All…Fall…Down!

Celebrating Perseverance in the Writing Community

Today I am happy to be part of Writers Persevere!, an event that authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are running for the next few days to celebrate their release of their newest book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma. This book looks at the difficult experiences embedded in our character’s … More Celebrating Perseverance in the Writing Community

3 Things You Have to do to Write with a Day Job

Guest Post by Colleen M. Story Most writers don’t make a full-time salary off their work. According to a 2014 Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest Author Survey, over half of traditionally published authors have yearly earnings of less than $1,000 a year. Only 1.3 percent of them earn more than $100,000 a year. That … More 3 Things You Have to do to Write with a Day Job

The Spirit Messenger

I want to share something personal with you about a person who means the world to me – Barbara, my beloved mother. As the second anniversary of her passing approaches (August 30th), I’ve recently encountered several sightings of Red Cardinals. I’ve seen them twice in my garden and once while outside on lunch break at … More The Spirit Messenger

Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story by H.P. Lovecraft

Though the term “weird fiction” came into being in the 19th century – originally used by Irish gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanu – it was picked up by H.P. Lovecraft in the 20th century as a way, primarily, of describing his own work. He also wrote in depth about writing itself. He did so in … More Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story by H.P. Lovecraft