New Fluffernugget

So you’d think that having a full-time job while maintaining a social life, keeping my home in order, writing on the side and taking care of two cats would be enough to keep my hands full. And it does for sure. But having had a dog for 15 years and losing him last year IContinue reading “New Fluffernugget”

Yes, I Really Did Write An Entire Short Story for the Purposes of the Punchline

I was sitting at my desk when suddenly an idea came to me in the form of a nerdy joke.  Just like that, the subject of my second Creative Writing class Short Story assignment became clear.  My Dad says I’ve taken too many ideas from the book The Martian, which may be true but I’mContinue reading “Yes, I Really Did Write An Entire Short Story for the Purposes of the Punchline”

Fun Fact Friday: The Fun is Relative

In my Creative Writing Class this week I was assigned to write a Short Story (5-6 pages) with a strong setting.  I had two ideas but one was more developed than the other so I decided to proceed with my story about the first day of the Blitz. For those not familiar with WWII historyContinue reading “Fun Fact Friday: The Fun is Relative”

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Happy Day after Christmas!  I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Let’s dive back in! Being a writer is a little like being a manifestation of Michigan weather.  For any fellow natives of America’s High-Five, you know that our weather has a bit of a borderline personality disorder.  Meaning it’s crazy.  Cray-cray.  I feel badContinue reading “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”

The Magic of Stickers

  Apparently I have the reward based personality of a five year old.  All I needed to stimulate my writing was a bunch of stickers.  954 stickers to be precise.  Trying to set a reasonable goal, I set each sticker to a valuation of 500 words.  Since implementing this plan on the 11th of December,Continue reading “The Magic of Stickers”

Back to Basics: Because I Totally Have Time for College

So I’ve got a lot going on in my life.  I’m making big changes, trying to better myself, and reaching out socially.  All in all, my schedule is pretty full.  So naturally I decided to go back to school. When I say go back, I don’t mean I’m getting another degree (no way in hellContinue reading “Back to Basics: Because I Totally Have Time for College”