Tag Archive | motivation

If Only, If Only, The Woodpecker Sighs

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Set It To Rights.” Think of a time you let something slide, only for it to eat away at you later. Tell us how you’d fix it today. I’m currently unemployed (not getting paid for the work I do), but every day I strive towards becoming an author, getting into […]

But You’re On To Me, All Over Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Have Confidence in Me.” What would you like to be better at? Many have called this routine “emotionally raw.” Mia Michaels’ choreography, Kayla and Kupono’s dancing, and the music choice all combine to create a “chilling and mesmerizing” experience. The story is about a merciless addiction and […]

“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.” —Stephen King, WD

Izzy May I: The Write Shot in the Foot

Izzy May I: The Write Shot in the Foot

This is a double feature entry for my event and Jennifer Nichole Wells’ (this week’s color is bittersweet). The Write Shot in the Foot (Bittersweet Book Poetry version)


“It Couldn’t Be Done,” Edgar Albert Guest Somebody said that it couldn’t be done But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.

Speak Up! Friday Quotes (9)

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. “Like a city with breached walls is a man without self-control” (Proverbs 25:28 ISV). “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a […]



That moment when someone steals your work and gets credit for it. That moment when you miss a deadline. That moment when you submit your work early (for once in your life).