Monthly Archive: March 2014


Creative Catastrophe- J

J is for Joy, and for Janitors. And for Joyful Janitors, this week’s challenge. Write out ten things to be joyful about, or ten reasons to be happy. The catch, attach your pen or...

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Word of the Week #56

“I can’t stand how we’re treated at work!” Bill exclaimed. “We’re basically chattel.”  chattel (noun)  1. Any moveable possessions.


The Novel Approach – Originality

I’ve talked about archetypes and how to avoid clichés in the dark romantic parts of the fiction world. As writers we struggle with one huge concept that’s incredibly important: originality. We soon come to...


Creative Catastrophe- I

This week’s challenge is Isolated I, and to complete it you need to find a room (preferably a closet) and completely isolate yourself. Make sure you have enough time to complete the challenge without...

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Word of the Week #55

I never saw how Catherine could love Edgar; he was such a namby-pamby he cried during Twilight.  namby-pamby (noun)  1. A weak, insipid or childish person.

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Quote of the Week #55

“Dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels in the bank, and buy a revolver.” -Countess Markievicz, 19th-century Irish revolutionary


Have You Seen This?: Hemingway App

Okay, so I might be a little late to the party with this one. I’ve seen it circulating amongst my writer circles for a month or so now and I was always pretty skeptical....


Creative Catastrophe- H

And the next letter of the alphabet, the letter H stands for Heroic Happenings. For this week’s Creative Catastrophe Challenge you need to, well, be creative. First off, this may seem like an arts...


The Novel Approach – Archetypes

I’ve been playing with castles and knights in shining armor. Why? Archetypes. Archetypes are characters, situations, or patterns that seem universal. Examples of this would be the knight in shining armor, the dark, scarred...