PitchWars Hard Work: “Killing” Mrs. Krimble

“Kill your darlings,” they say. But Mrs. Krimble? I was so resistant to the idea. Austin Aslan, my PitchWars mentor was wise to introduce this murderous concept to me only a little bit at a time. “Killing” Mrs. Krimble was a concept I was slow to warm to. But, when I opened the email with […]

Honoring my Reality as a Mommy-Writer

The DIY MFA book by Gabriela Pereira is coming out soon. I was lucky enough to gain access to an advanced copy and I am loving it. I have been a fan of Gabriela since stumbling upon her DIYMFAradio podcast after reading an article of hers in WRITER’S DIGEST. One of the things that hooked […]

Why I DIY my MFA

This summer Gabriela Pereira will be releasing her DIYMFA book. I am super excited for it because I have been a fan of DIYMFA and DIYMFA radio for quite some time. In an effort to boost our excitement about the book’s release Gabriela has asked some of us on her DIYMFA Street Team to answer […]

First Draft Fiction – Change the World

The following is a first draft of a short story written as part of the Story A Day May 2016 Challenge. This is Story #5 for day 5 (being a l little late is turning into a habit here…). In the comments below, please share your critique of the story. Also, let me know if […]

First Draft Fiction – The Life of a Spoon

The following is a first draft of a short story written as part of the Story A Day May 2016 Challenge. This is Story #4 for day 4 (even though I am late again!). In the comments below, please share your critique of the story. Also, let me know if this is a character/story you’d […]

First Draft Fiction – It Only Takes One

The following is a first draft of a short story written as part of the Story A Day May 2016 Challenge. This is Story #3 for day 3 (which also happens to be Teacher Appreciation Day). In the comments below, please share your critique of the story. Also, let me know if this is a […]

First Draft Fiction – Dinner Disaster

The following is a first draft of a short story written as part of the Story A Day May 2016 Challenge. This is Story #2 for (a little late ) day 2. In the comments below, please share your critique of the story. Also, let me know if this is a character/story you’d be interested […]