Post #5 of No Edit/No Read (Passive Voice)

It’s time for Post #5 of No Edit / No Read (Passive Voice). Writing in a passive voice is something I often struggle with in my fiction writing. This could be because of my extensive writing experience in the realm of business. I don’t know. But I find myself constantly rethinking sentences and actively reworking…

Post #3: No Edit / No Read (Showing vs. Telling)

Hello Friends, It is time for Post #3 of “No Edit / No Read” (Showing vs. Telling). (*crowd roars*) Ahh, yes. You may now release your bated breath into the atmosphere, allowing it to surround you and lift you up into the writing Zen zone. Sometimes you need the Zen, because the shenanigans of “Showing”…

The Break Up

Eleanor Roosevelt was quoted as saying, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Mary loved that quote. Eleanor had been a very wise woman, in Mary's opinion. And she carried the quote in her head like a secret superpower. Eleanor's voice, she called it. Mary drew upon this secret power throughout the…

Toxic

Ricky pounded another nail into the two-by-four of the kitchen island he was building. I could swear it was my very head. Every strike was a painful attack on my aching senses. "Ugh! I can't stand it." I wrapped my hand over my head like protective helmet. "What?" Ricky asked, without turning around. "My head…