Today at the Writing Desk

By |2020-03-27T17:14:20-06:00March 27th, 2020|writing|

Things didn’t start altogether well today, but I thought I’d give you a glimpse at how the writing goes sometimes. I took the following from my PreWriting Journal. I generally do a brain dump, then steer towards the story-in-progress. It is frequently more help than I want to admit, which is kind of silly and self-defeating, eh? I mean, “Do the thing that makes the word car zoom, Robin.”

A Drift of Quills: 3 Opening Lines to Grab You by the Nose

By |2019-09-10T17:29:57-06:00September 6th, 2019|A Drift of Quills, reading, writing|

Opening lines are worth their weight in chocolate. Okay, no, let’s not get crazy. We need to nibble on that chocolate while we’re reading! Today “A Drift of Quills” are taking a look at favorite opening lines—and why we love ‘em.

A Drift of Quills: Fiction Shots #5 (A Thief Worth His Salt)

By |2019-05-09T14:08:37-06:00May 3rd, 2019|A Drift of Quills, Short Story, writing|

A Drift of Quills: Fiction Shots #5— It’s flash fiction! Three different stories inspired by one picture. This round, we’re inspired by a cityscape and a little side trip to our previous works.

3 More Crow Novels in the Works—and a Map!

By |2018-02-28T16:04:17-07:00February 23rd, 2018|writing|

Crow here, taking over for the sluggard otherwise known as Robin Lythgoe. She was going to post something about alleged “good things” out in the internet. (She’s explained what that is, but I keep picturing the Beisyth Web, and that thing was nasty. Ask the dragon it hit. Oh, wait, you can’t. It’s no longer breathing!)

A Drift of Quills: Under the Influence

By |2017-07-07T13:21:33-06:00July 7th, 2017|A Drift of Quills, Uncategorized, writing|

Stories uncovered! Secrets revealed! Sounds like an article straight out of the tabloids, right? This first-Friday A Drift of Quills are looking at the way people, news stories, or current events play a role in our works. Are we under the influence of current events? How do we use it?