Reading & Writing

Writing Challenge: Micro Memoirs

Some of you know I’ve been posting writing prompts on Wednesdays for a while now; sometimes I post whatever I produced from that inspiration, as well. At this point, I’ve posted so many that it seems whatever I come up with is a variation on something we’ve done before.

Now, I present to you what I’ll call writing challenges. Continue reading “Writing Challenge: Micro Memoirs”

Reading & Writing

Things to Do While Everyone Else is at AWP

AWP18Thumbnail.pngThis week/weekend, every other photo on my Facebook feed is of some happy writer or writers in a convention center or hotel, lanyards around their necks, books in hand. People are posting their schedules, thisclose to bragging about what panels they get to attend and readings they get to hear. Name dropping abounds. Selfies with chapbooks, lit journals, tables full of indie press story collections. Everyone’s in Tampa and it’s like friggin’ spring break, apparently.

No idea what I’m talking about?

This weekend is AWP. Continue reading “Things to Do While Everyone Else is at AWP”

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Writing Prompt: Three Laws of Robotics

grass-lawn-green-wooden-6069.jpgIsaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics”

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.


Have you ever written about robots? I never thought I would, but it’s an interesting territory, especially when you’re not following a science fiction formula. If you never have, today I think you should try it. If you need a little more inspiration, check out my very own short story, “The Simon,” over at Sundog Lit.

Reading & Writing

What Are You Reading?

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I’ve made it a point to read more lately–more BOOKS–and right now I’m almost halfway through The Mothers by Brit Bennett, which is (so far) AMAZING. I’ve got to get through this one, specifically, because Ms. Bennett will be at Get Lit! in Spokane this year, and I might just be able to schlep across the state to see her.

What are you reading? What should I read next?