This one is a simple, yet challenging creative idea! Sometimes, all we need is the basic start to get us going. We get so stuck in how we are doing a particular style of writing, genre, or even just the mindset, and need a bit of a push to get us to think outside of…

Read More »

Fifteen Word Stories are great little ways to get the creative juices flowing, because you have to be extremely specific about words you choose. You can’t get caught up in flowery over-wording explanations, and you certainly do not get to have tons of filler words. I use these when I am brain-blocked (my term for…

Read More »

Maybe you know how to stack butter bricks. Perhaps you know how to package butter. Or make butter in the blender with super yummy herbs and seasonings. Or even the whole process from raising a cow, milking her, processing, separating, churning, etc. The fine art of story telling seems to be perceived to be an…

Read More »

Creativity can be something that gets us through the hard times, sees us through those rough patches in life, and gives us definition and meaning in our otherwise rather sedate lives. Wait, who has a sedate life these days? How many browser tabs do you currently have open? Are you only on one piece of…

Read More »

We’re going to start stretching your awesomeness. Every week, we’re going to suggest a new way to flex your creative muscles. Sometimes these will be physical (knitting, crochet, musical, etc.), while many are writing, art, or even multiple options at once. Do these in the format you find easiest, unless you want to push your…

Read More »

Let’s meet the crew, shall we? The Head Mistress and CEO of all things Geeky and fun, Sarindre (Trey R): Welcome to Geeks! The Bacon to Her Eggs, the Incorrigible and Incomparable Elfyego (Drew R): Gamer Guy Talks About Gamer Guy Stuff Their Best Friend and Fishing Companion, Ormir The Mad (Al): Gamer Dad Finds…

Read More »

To my Bug, You are the strongest person I know. The only person I love and the best person that I could ever share this adventure with. I cannot wait to run through the rainforest, climb the tallest mountain, and hike the Pacific Crest Trail with you. We are going to travel the world. The…

Read More »

Dear Diary, No. Dear me, No. Dear future self, No. This is not just for me but for the world. For everyone to read. Not just the medical journal and the CNN special. Or even some random posting on the latest social media. This is what it is like on the other side. On the…

Read More »

The Gallery Dear Admissions Committee Members: I wish to write you about someone who has applied to become one of your newest recruits, to protect and serve the Milky Way Galaxy with honour, graciousness, and a level of selflessness that you will NOT see anywhere else, I guarantee. I will be sharing a piece out…

Read More »

She watched the acorn fall slowly down the tree from one of the topmost branches of the giant old oak. The withered old tree barely ever produced many leaves, but was always able to create a multitude of fun lit hatted nuts as her MoSi had always called after them. Buri-Jaan would be calling her…

Read More »

Part One: The Same Day “Oh Clover, honey, I am so so sorry. I only left to use the bathroom.” Nanny, was in tears as we began the long drive home. Her staccato voice echoed in the space, “This is all my fault. I should have just walked away when Linda walked up to me….

Read More »

Special Sprints We are at the exact halfway point of NaNo folks. So if you’re not sitting at 25,000+ by now, you’re likely needing a bit of motivation. Here is a fun exercise that you can do without a timer. I know how some people get all flustered at the idea of a countdown, so…

Read More »

Trilly can’t wait to get her driver’s license, so she can just bring me to the doctor’s appointments without needing Nanny to take us. I know it gives Nanny something to do, and she’s happy to with us. I’m happy-sad that she sold that huge house when Poppy died. That was the year I learned…

Read More »

This is my 69th post for G&G. *Glen Quagmire wanders past your screen* No, I didn’t write any sex scenes today. It’s a murder mystery. Besides, if I do, it’s gonna be about Clover and her girlfri… oh, wait, yeah you’d probably want to read that… hmmmm it wasn’t in the intentional writing, as it’s…

Read More »

Chugga-chugga-chugga-chugga CHOOO-CHOOOOO!!!! All aboard the feels train! Yeah, I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped today, and I’m heading out shortly for the evening, so I am trying to rush this post a bit, but know this: I FREAKING LOVE THIS STORYLINE. Not even kidding. Last night, I had the chance **fangirl…

Read More »

Skip to toolbar