Originally posted 2017-03-30 14:30:41. 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…

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Originally posted 2017-03-15 13:30:23. 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…

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Originally posted 2017-03-08 14:30:17. 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…

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Originally posted 2017-03-01 14:30:32. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-12-16 12:00:17. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-12-02 12:00:10. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-25 17:00:24. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-18 17:00:59. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-18 12:00:12. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-15 20:00:51. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-11 17:00:56. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-05 20:00:39. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-04 17:00:24. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-03 17:00:52. Wear pants when you hang out your laundry. I cannot stress this enough. What does that have to do with NaNo? Three things I can currently conjure up: If you get locked out of you place, you have no pants on (or a phone, because who needs to take their phone…

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Originally posted 2016-11-02 20:00:06. *has Tyrion do his kitten kneading on my busted up old carpal tunnel left wrist* I’d still be writing. YES… I realise I still technically (literally as I type this) am writing for the day, but this is gonna be so short and sweet, I’m not even doing it in Pages…

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