Mini-Flash Fiction: “Wishing”

Mini-Flash Fiction:"Wishing" Be careful what you wish for- you just might get it. #flashfiction #amwriting #authorlife #whimsy #inspiration

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King of Diamonds: A Writing Playlist

Per tradition, the time has arrived to share my writing music with y'all! Writing KING OF DIAMONDS was different than usual; I was locked down in Camp NaNoWriMo mode, and I was much more focused than usual. In fact, I knocked out this entire last portion of the story in 18 days! What made this... Continue Reading →

Food in Fiction

Ahhh. I love food. I know you're saying, "Why yes, Melody, most creatures who consume to thrive do love food..." But I love food in more than a "MAKE ME LIVE!" way. To me, food is love. I make my friend's and family's favorite foods to make them happy and show that I care. I... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: Poetry, “Storm”

Today, it's been storming like crazy. Doesn't bother me, though- there's something magical about Southern thunderstorms. It's in the warm air, quick breezes, the wind chimes and thunder mingling together... When I was a kid, we would open all the doors and windows and let the sounds pour through the house, where they'd sync up... Continue Reading →

Learning How to DO THE THINGS

Yesterday, I read a post by Chuck Wendig on Author Platform, which you can find HERE. His beginning summation? I'm going to go against "writing advice" orthodoxy here and offer up this thought:Your "platform" is mostly bullshit.Bear with me.— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) April 6, 2016 Through the post, he explains his follower-to-buyer breakdown and the... Continue Reading →

Musical Heart Thumps

I speak three languages: Music, Alienese, and Bad English. The first of those is my heartbeat- it's how I got my name, after all. Music is a huge part of my writing, as it is with many other authors. Sometimes, a melody sans lyrics is necessary; other times, the lyrics are what inspire the scene,... Continue Reading →

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