Tag: fiction

A writer’s struggle: exploring spirituality in characters without boring the reader to tears

One of my biggest struggles as a fiction writer is that I want to explore spirituality and religion with my characters, but I absolutely do not want to write Inspirational or Christian fiction.  Why? Well… I’m a romance novel junkie.  Seriously. There is nothing I love…

Weekly Writing Challenge – Fifty words

This week’s weekly writing challenge is to tell a story in just 50 words.  Here’s my story:

Weekly Writing Challenge: Time Machine – June 6, 1944

In a continued attempt to make myself write more, I decided to participate in this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge. I chose the following prompt for this time travel experiment: Be an invisible observer in a major event from the past. Or an active participant —…

Exhaustion and a good book….oh, and Henry Cavill

I’m exhausted.  Mentally and physically.  

Dreams (a short story)

She wishes that she knew why the dreams keep coming back. They start a year after graduation, just when she’s finally sloughing off the last vestiges of childhood and trying to find her way in the world as a young woman. The first time…

The POV debate

As I have stated in a previous entry, I’ve had a long-time ban on books written in first person POV (known as FPPOV for the rest of this entry).  That ban ended, though, upon giving in and reading Colleen Hoover’s Hopeless, because then I…

When a book leaves you shattered and moved and hopeful

I just finished reading this incredible book. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. This book is written in first-person.  One of my cardinal rules of reading is “never, ever read a book written in first person!”  The reviews for Hopeless, though, were so positive and glowing and full of…

What I just finished reading…

For the last eight days or so, I have been tearing through the ACRO series of books by Sydney Croft.  The six books – Riding the Storm, Unleashing the Storm, Seducing the Storm, Taming the Fire, Tempting the Fire, Taken by Fire – are…