My Twisted Writer Brain…

My Twisted Writer Brain…Verb or Noun? Oh man…

I recently wrote a scene that took place in a grocery store and I learned the difference between lineup and line up. Do you know the difference? See, this is the kind of English that makes my head hurt. I'm so thankful that English is my first language and I don't have to figure out… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Verb or Noun? Oh man…

My Twisted Writer Brain…

My Twisted Writer Brain…Writing Contests! Why and Why Not!

Several years ago I entered my first short story into the Writer's Digest Annual Writing Contest. I didn't win. But--I received a letter informing me that I came in 81st! Yes, you read that correctly I came in the top 100 and I was tickled pink. If I go back and read that story the… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Writing Contests! Why and Why Not!

My Twisted Writer Brain…

My Twisted Writer Brain…Saturday Sidebar

I decided to start a new branch for My Twisted Writer Brain and that is Saturday Sidebars. Yes, I'm going to step away from the norm and highlight needed text to assist with the understanding. Anyone who's ever watched a legal drama recognizes the term "sidebar" but it's also a literary term in regards to… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Saturday Sidebar