Ghosts from the Past

It’s the beginning of a new year for some of us, and as days start to get longer, these weeks sometimes feel magically timeless. Old memories visit, new memories slowly compile, and I often experience a shivering sensation of mental states long past. It’s the perfect time to examine where you want to go in […]

Science Fiction Night

Here’s a short science fiction prompt from last night’s workshop. We spent even more time than usual last night writing. We squeezed in several prompts including an x-page. PROMPT This prompt reminds me of David Marusek’s stories. Set your timer for 15 minutes. Write a story that comes from this quote: “It’s not really a […]

Dealing with Procrastination

Procrastination and writer’s block can be big challenges for writers of many experience levels. Strategies for dealing with either are topics for whole books! The reasons we conflict with procrastination and writer’s block are also complex, and, likely, those complexities could be subjects of entire psychology books, if they are not already. One suggestion that […]

Textures: Fur, Fuzz, Cold Sheet Steel

Apologies for not posting these last few weeks. The burden of planning programming at the library is heavy on my mind. Still, the workshops at the library continue to be successful. AND Nanowrimo is coming in only a few days! I had been considering either another long narrative project for November or some version of […]