Fiction

How to Trick Yourself into Writing Great Literary Fiction

Over the past two years, I've become a real advocate for journaling. I believe its a fantastic and fun tool to utilise for exploring your creative side. For some, it may be more of an organisational tool ---hence why bullet journaling has become such a craze--- for others, it may be more of a therapeutic tool. For me, journaling is a mix of self-evaluation and a means to improve my writing skills. For those hoping to one day write a literary masterpiece, its important to force yourself to ...
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Lessons Learned After Completing My First Ghostwriting Job

After aspiring to be paid for my creative writing for many years, I recently completed my first ghostwriting job. The project was a whirlwind of emotions for me. Sometimes I was happy at the thought of being paid to do something I love, and other times I was suffocated by the pressure. Now that the project is complete and my client is happy with the work I have presented, I have a new found confidence in my writing. Currently, I have gone back to writing on my own manuscript while I wait ...
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Participating in NaNoWriMo Without Entering the Competition

We're just days away from November 2017, and with the emergence of another November, comes another NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). This year I am participating in NaNoWriMo, but not officially. For those unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo is a global event online where writers all over the world attempt to complete a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days. The NaNoWriMo organization offers prizes for those who are able to win the competition. A Google search of NaNoWriMo will present you with ...
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Slayers | Flash Fiction

Chick Wendig at terribleminds.com issued one of his Flash Fiction challenges last week, and as I want to make 2017 a year of reading and writing, I decided to participate. The rules of this challenge was to write about something that scares you, with a word limit of 1000. Unfortunately, I think I got carried away and went slightly over the limit, oops! Regardless, I would appreciate any and all feedback on this so that I can improve. SLAYERS I received many stares as I entered the ...
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I Love Hip Hop 2: Chain Reaction

Troy ‘Thrill Ride’ Parker is the leader of an independent record label known as Rock Out Records. After his best friend Milly Stacks was shot and put in a coma, he has made it his mission to find those responsible for the attack. But a crew of stick-up kids is out to ruin the credibility of all artists on Rock Out records. Troy must figure out the connection between the stick-up crew and those responsible for putting his best friend in a coma, all while running his newly founded record ...
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