• Medium,  Writing

    The Art of the Flashback

    Flashbacks in your story can be useless, or they can be an incredible way to add characterization or further your plot. The choice is up to you. Do you know something that bothers me when I am reading a novel?…

  • Creative Nonfiction,  Medium

    Abraham Lincoln

    Flashback number one. The frigid air danced through the trees, making its way through my layers of clothing. Jean jacket, blue knit scarf, purple and gold striped sweater, dingy white tank top. None were a match for the nipping of…

  • Creative Nonfiction,  Medium

    Winding

    A memory in vivid color. Every morning we’d drive the same route to school. A right turn, past the Baker’s Springs sign and on to Duplex Road. The road was so narrow two cars could barely pass by without brushing…

  • Medium,  Poetry,  Writing

    What Makes a Good Poem?

    When you think of poetry, your mind might go to the classics. Perhaps to Homer’s The Odyssey or to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales — both epic stories told in meter and reflected in the tropes of modern storytelling still used today. Or maybe when you…

  • MFA,  Writing

    The Life of a Writer is a Life of Rejection

    This is a post I never published from spring 2017, yet is particularly poignant after a slew of another type of rejections recently… I’ve been meaning to write something about rejection for a while.  The thing is, I find this…