Lonely Estrogen

Y’all, the testosterone in my house runneth over, and I am the lonely estrogen outcast. I feel like I have a gang of gremlins living under my roof that gang up on me. There’s ride by farting near me, which is uncool, and I 100% blame my father for it. We, my angelic self and […]

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The Dying Town Thanks You

In twenty-four hours, over 2,500 people read the post The Dying Town. The hits ranged from all over the United States, including Alaska, but also there were people reading it from Canada, Jamaica, Aruba, Spain, Vietnam, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. That’s pretty cool and it shows the power of social media and the internet. […]

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The Dying Town

In South Central Kentucky, two hours north of Nashville, Tennessee, an hour and half southeast of Louisville, Kentucky, there’s a small, rural town that’s always dying. Hence the title, The Dying Town. You might be wondering what I mean. Can a town really, truly be dying? The answer is: yes. In order to revive it, […]

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Story Engineering

Tomorrow I will have the house to myself. Say what?! No husband to interrupt your random story plotting? No kids pelting the dog’s toy at each other’s head? I know, right? How’d I get so lucky? I feel like there has been some kind of divine intervention. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family. […]

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Brainstorming & Plot Structure

I’m getting ready to start organizing my thoughts on a new story before I ever start writing my manuscript. I had an idea a few months ago as I was traveling to some pretty cool places when I was on vacation, and if you’re a fellow writer like myself, you might have a tendency to […]

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Ashyer Black – Query Letter

I’ve been pretty quiet when it comes to putting my query letter out there for people to review and see. Of course, I’m not counting any family or friends who read through it, helped edit it, and all that jazz. I love them, and I appreciate their advice, but I think they’re a little partial […]

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Hate Saturated

I know, it’s kind of an unusual title, but that’s how I feel we as a society are today. I’m not saying there are not pockets of good or that there aren’t people who are good, but in the last week, I have encountered three different instances with young people that not only hurt my […]

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