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Category Archives: Creative Writing

Sneak Peek of The Kingdumb

Today is “Tell a Joke Day,” so I thought it would be a good excuse to give you a sneak peek of my novelette, The Kingdumb. I have wanted to release this story as an eBook for awhile but didn’t have the time or drive to do so while I was Read more →

5 Places to Find Calls For Fiction and Poetry Submissions

Calls for Submissions

Whether you write fiction, poetry, or creative non fiction, there are many places you can look for potential homes for your creative writing work. Literary journals and online magazines often release calls for submissions in which they let you know what they like to publish, if there’s a theme for Read more →

My PoMoSco Experience Part 3 and a Poetry Book Giveaway (The Splinter Factory)


I’m back to tell you about my last five experiences with prompts from Found Poetry Review’s PoMoSco (Poetry Month Scouts). 11. “The Hero’s Path” for the Redacted badge using the source ‘On Sheep Wolves and Sheepdogs’ from the book On Combat by Lt. Col Dave Grossman I picked this source Read more →

My PoMoSco Experience Part 2 and a Poetry Book Giveaway (The Splinter Factory)

quilled sherlock holmes black & purple

I’m back to tell you about my next five experiences with prompts from Found Poetry Review’s PoMoSco (Poetry Month Scouts) project and remind you that you still have some time if you want to enter to win a copy of The Splinter Factory by Jeffrey McDaniel. (Enter with the Rafflecopter Read more →

My PoMoSco Experience Part 1 and a Poetry Book Giveaway (The Splinter Factory)

Quilled and acrylic painted Sherlock Holmes posed on the first page of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

After spending April working at my internship site and participating in Found Poetry Review’s Poetry Month Scouts (PoMoSco) and the beginning of May finishing my internship, graduating (hurray), and taking a couple of weeks to rest my brain, I’m back to the blogosphere. Since the PoMoSco site is only up Read more →

A Month of Poems and Badges: Found Poetry Review’s PoMoSco (Poetry Month Scouts) Project


It’s the first of April! For some people, that means it’s April Fool’s Day. For poets, that means it’s the start of National Poetry Month. Whoohoo! Some of you may remember that a couple years ago around this time I was participating in The Found Poetry Review‘s Pulitzer Remix, during Read more →

A Look Back at 2013


  It’s that time of year again when I look back at the goals I described earlier in the year and see how I fared. It’s a good thing that I decided on “generalized goals” rather than “resolutions” with the expectation that priorities can and do change because, yeah, although Read more →

The Truth About Santa, a Poem & an Explanation (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today’s prompt for the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni at One Chocolate Box is “the truth about Santa”. [SPOILER ALERT: If you're a child, move along unless you're the type of child who likes illusions shattered for them. In that case, lay on, Macduff.] I actually happen to Read more →

How Will I Pay for Grad School? Part 3: Writing Contests

Last time I told you about looking for scholarships. Despite specifically searching for those scholarships available for graduate students, I had to wade through so many that were only for undergrads. This was a little discouraging, but I kept looking. At one point, I found the Ayn Rand Institute’s essay Read more →

My Experience With Pulitzer Remix

Once again it’s been awhile since my last post. In April, I was busy writing found poems for Pulitzer Remix using Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies as my source text. And I was in school and had to wrap up the last of my assignments for the spring semester over Read more →

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