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The Fiercesome Writer

February 14, 2019

It's been a while but I've been working on so many other projects. Then this came my way....

Susanna Hill (susannahill.com) put up a Valentine Day writing challenge. It has to be for kids (my favorite) and somewhere in there, someone has to experience guilt.

Guilt?! Yike...

August 8, 2018

One dessert.

Two pitches.

A - “Our Brownie and Ice Cream dessert has three cups of flour, two eggs, a stick of butter. Then we baked it for 45 minutes. Scoop of vanilla on top, whipped cream and syrup. Feeds two. $9.95”


June 13, 2018

I miss Phineas & Ferb.

My children are older and I don’t watch the show alone.

But I could.

That’s how funny and clever the writing is. It appeals to kids on their level with physical humor and story silliness. Adults adore the show because it slips in pop culture refe...

May 18, 2018

Ah, the slush pile. What is it?

A) stacked 7-Eleven drinks

B) defrosted snowmen

C) a collection of drunk writers

D) All of the Above and not what you think


D is correct. And here’s why:

The name of anything is a subjective connotati...

May 7, 2018

I think writers deserve battle pay.

The rejections pile up. That’s if you’re lucky.


Yeah, because sometimes you don’t hear anything at all. At least someone is reading your stuff.

         Have a hide of a


May 3, 2018

One of the toughest things in writing: a first line.

Because it matters that much.

It grabs the reader and keeps them engaged to read more.

Let me repeat: it matters that much.

And it doesn't matter if you're writing short fiction, a novel or a picture book.

In January, I w...

May 1, 2018

Okay, so I made that word up. 

As a writer, you should not be fearsome, as in causing fear. But one should be fierce. You should be Fiercesome. It's a state of writing fiercely. Akin to killing your darlings.

This blog will focus on short fiction and picture books w...

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