(C) 2020, JJ Shaun I recently got some feedback on the first part of an old story I had posted on a writing website a few years ago. So, I went back and looked at the comments from the reader. I decided it needed a new coat of polish. I began editing the piece. Having … Continue reading Revisiting Old Writing
I have this thing about creating different characters and seeing how they act in various situations. The writing prompts I look at daily help a lot. Sometimes, the prompt itself brings a story forward. Other times, I need to put more thought into what to write. This story needed a little reflection, and I wanted … Continue reading Playing With Character
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun A few weeks ago, one of the daily writing prompts had me step out of my usual storytelling style. The prompt had what I considered a challenge this day, so I ran with it. Here’s the prompt: Write a story or poem where: The main character (narrator / POV character etc) … Continue reading Playing With Scenes
I’ve been using a variety of writing prompts to flesh out some of my characters. Because I spent the most time with her, the Trickster Cleric I play in our weekly tabletop game gets the most attention. Skrie Tripfoot is a young halfling who was orphaned in childhood. She is a survivor who refuses to … Continue reading Writing Backstories
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun According to Grammarly, I wrote almost sixty-one thousand words last week. I’m not sure that’s entirely accurate, considering how much copying and pasting I do. What I consider more impressive is that I’ve got writing data going back one hundred and thirty straight weeks. Not only that, but the app has … Continue reading Writing, Writing, and More Writing
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun A couple of weeks ago, I had a weird day. Weird in that I could not hold onto a writing prompt for the life of me. For the two weeks prior, I could look at the requirements for the contest and remember from one second to the next what those words … Continue reading Finding Words
I decided to mix it up during the week and offer some fiction writing in addition to a Word of the Week. (Yes, my adult ADHD has me, so the stories might jump around a little.) For the last two weeks, I’ve been using the daily writing prompts on a site called Writing.com to flesh … Continue reading Welcome to Wednesday Writing
“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.”~Guy Gavriel Kay Canadian fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay was born on this day in 1954.
Five weary travelers slipped onto the main trade road between caravans. They walked the well-trodden trade road toward the city of Blackmoor. By sunset, they had caught up with the procession they’d followed. They gnawed the few strips of the leftover darnni meat as they found a suitable spot near the wagons. Sam and Chase … Continue reading Chapter 7: Alliances
“Human nature is violent, argumentative, fallible, and given to endless fantasizing.”~Donald A. Wollheim American science fiction editor, publisher, writer, and fan Donald A. Wollheim was born on this day in 1914.