So about that big secret project I mentioned a little while back…

It’s done! Well, not entirely, but it’s active!

So what is it?

A new blog! Okay, not really the big thing I was excited about, but it’s the beginning of that big thing. It took a while to get it all going, and it evolved into a way bigger project than I had originally planned. BUT! The blog is now officially live!

I’m so excited about this, because it’s something I’ve been wanting to do forever.

It’s called Break Your Block, and it’s a blog dedicated to helping creators (writers, artists, hobbyists, whatever) get past their creative block.All of my artist and writer friends have complained at one point or another (including myself) about the muse just deciding to take a vacation at the worst time possible. That’s why I started Break Your Block.

It’s still in its infancy, but when I get a few more posts up (there’s one coming every day this week!), it’ll be a place to go when you need that little extra boost of creativity. This blog is not about my art or writing, but about helping others. Seriously a huge thing for me, as I really enjoy helping others I know when they need it.

There is going to be so much cool stuff there!

If you follow me here and enjoy my work and the articles I’ve written with advice for writers, you’ll really enjoy what I’ve got going on over there. (Especially since I have some cool freebies coming your way really soon!)

So go check out the new blog => HERE <== and subscribe to keep up with all the awesome stuff I’ve got planned!

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Big New Secret Project Coming Soon!

I know I’ve been super quiet lately aside from a few Flash Fiction Challenges here and there, but I promise I haven’t forgotten about you! I have been completely engrossed in a few absolutely massive projects for a little over a year now, and no matter how I try, I haven’t been able to juggle those projects with keeping up this blog. But I’m officially getting very close to being able to announce one of those big projects!

It’s going to be art related, so not so much the writing side of things, but with some luck (and some crazy hard work), I will get it finished and launched no later than the middle of February. This project will be a teaching tool for anyone interested in creating art – not a painting or something else that is strictly personal.

There’s not a whole lot more I can say about it just yet, but I will be back soon to officially announce it – by name! – and to give a bit more of a breakdown as to what this project is. If you have any interest in learning about art and getting into it yourself, you’re going to want to stay tuned. Until then, cheers!

Flash Fiction Challenge (23.12.17)

With Christmas right around the corner, I wanted this week’s challenge to be themed. I don’t want the typical holiday stuff, though. This week I want to hear about the holidays from a different perspective. And by this, I don’t mean telling the story from your dog’s point of view. I mean telling a different kind of story altogether. An unexpected holiday. You can focus on any holiday you celebrate instead of Christmas (like me – this was my first year actually celebrating Yule instead!), but I want a new type of story. I want a holiday story that maybe doesn’t end happily, or maybe doesn’t have good morals. Maybe he doesn’t get the girl, or maybe that amazing person they had a date with stood them up and it wasn’t happily ever after. Basically, I want you to write a story that I haven’t heard before. Something we don’t see over and over again with the characters being given new names and the same story as the movie you watched last night. What you do is up to you. You have 500 words to write it, but you are more than welcome to write more if you’d like.

You have until noon (PST) on Friday, December 29th.

Write the story and post it on your blog, website, whatever you use to share your writing online and comment with a link to it here on this post so that everyone can find it. This is also open to anyone who wants to create a poem rather than a story. So if you’re more a poet than a storyteller, feel free to join in as well.

Go write an awesome story and get back here with your link!

Flash Fiction Challenge (16.12.17)

Santa Claus. Krampus. Elves. Reindeer. Yule log. What do you think of this time of year? What items do you use in your home decorations? What do you celebrate? I, myself, have always celebrated Christmas. This year I’m doing something a little different. For the sake of family dinners and gift exchanges and what have you, I am still celebrating Christmas, but this year I am celebrating Yule with my best friend and roommate. I try to keep religious posts off of my blog, so I’ve never really spoken about my personal beliefs. And I don’t plan to do so now, aside from stating that I am beyond excited to have the freedom finally to celebrate the way I’d like.

That being said, I want to hear about your personal beliefs and how you celebrate this time of year. Does your family have a special tradition that maybe isn’t “normal” for most families? Do you maybe celebrate a mashup of traditions from multiple cultures due to having a huge family with varied beliefs? Maybe you have a certain meal you always eat that isn’t considered traditional for most? I want to hear about it! What makes your holiday unique to you and yours?

I’m not giving you a word count this time around as some people may have less or more to say than others.

You have until noon (PST) on Friday, December 22nd.

Write it up and post it on your blog, website, whatever you use to share your writing online and comment with a link to it here on this post so that everyone can find it. This is also open to anyone who wants to create a poem rather than a story. So if you’re more a poet than a storyteller, feel free to join in as well.

Go write some awesomeness and get back here with your link!

Flash Fiction Challenge: One Line Story (09.12.17)

I have been so busy this year that I’ve been completely neglecting my blog… It’s not that I’ve stopped writing or the pursuit of my writing career, it’s that I’ve had so many deadlines for my art this year that I haven’t had a lot of time to be openly working on my books. I do really want to get back into this, and I have a bunch of writing projects I’ve been working on this year silently. Hopefully I can actually announce those projects soon.

Until then, I’ve decided that I can try to at least get back to my flash fiction challenges that used to show up on my blog every week. And to kick it off, I decided that this week I should do one of my favourite challenges: the one line story. I’m not even going to give you a genre this time, as I am just excited to see what people come up with.

You have until noon (PST) on Friday, December 15th.

Write the story and post it on your blog, website, whatever you use to share your writing online and comment with a link to it here on this post so that everyone can find it. This is also open to anyone who wants to create a poem rather than a story. So if you’re more a poet than a storyteller, feel free to join in as well.

Go write an awesome story and get back here with your link!