• Imaginary Friend

    Marjorie Mullens flipped a pancake in one pan and mixed shredded cheese into the scrambled eggs in the pen on the back burner. She tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ear and checked on the toaster. Then she heard the patter of feet as her daughter trotted down the stairs into the kitchen. […]

  • Lock Your Doors

    I was swimming in the ocean, waves cresting overhead. My toes squished in the sand and the sun warmed my face and the top of my head. It was glorious. And an alarm was going off. I pushed off with my legs and launched my body forward into the water, splashing gracelessly, headfirst. When I […]

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  • Tip Your Delivery Driver

    It was a normal Tuesday when Melissa ordered Taco Bell for a late-night snack. Her roommate, Felicia, popped her head out of her room and her eyes were lit up in anticipation. Melissa laughed and shook her head. “What do you want? The potato taco?” Melissa opened her food delivery app on her phone and […]

  • Around the Writer’s Block

    Originally, I intended to write my next nonfiction book on productivity. And I still plan on writing that book, but my interest has shifted to something else for now. I’d like to write about writer’s block, how I handle it, and ways for others to get through it. Because I’m going to be blunt, I […]

  • Nonfiction Launch

    Just a quick update today. My first attempt at nonfiction will be available to the public tomorrow! If you enjoyed any of my posts on writing craft or my tips on brainstorming, I hope you consider picking up a copy. Thank you all for your support over the years 🙂

  • Death is a Roommate pt 3

    Olivia hounded me for Scott’s phone number. I couldn’t figure out how to tell her he didn’t have a phone. Or, if he did, I had no idea what the number was. Because he must have some way of communication with that watch that had appeared out of nowhere at the dinner party. I couldn’t […]

  • Death is a Roommate pt 1

                I dreaded the doorbell ringing. Even though I’d put out the notice for a new roommate, I still hated the idea. When Lizzy moved back home, I’d thought that would be the worst part. But now I have to interview people? And potentially live with a stranger? Ick. The entire thing made my skin […]

  • Where Ideas Come From

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a notebook with random ideas in it. It started as a pocket notebook, but grew into a normal size book. There’s also a folder along with it now, with pictures, notecards, and snippets printed off the internet. I strongly advise any writer to do the same. […]

  • Reading like a Writer

    I’ve always loved reading. But I’ve also always been the type of reader that tears through books and moves on quickly. I’ve struggled with digging deeper. But I’m working on it. And here’s a video with some tips on doing just that in case anyone else struggles with it too.