Tag: fiction

Books, Reading, & Libraries

The Omnivorous Reader: A Species in Danger of Extinction?

Omnivorous Reader

When people ask me for a reading recommendation, which is pretty often, I’ve learned to begin with the question, “What do you want to read?” I used to just start reeling titles off the top of my head. Books I’d recently finished and enjoyed, classics, and things I thought might match the person’s hobbies or …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

16 Reasons Why You Should Try Flash Fiction

Flash fiction

Lately I’ve been trying my hand at flash fiction. For those not familiar with the concept, flash fiction is generally considered a story that’s under 1,000 words. (Some definitions stretch it as high as 2,000, but that’s getting into short story territory.) A flash is a full story with a beginning, middle, and end. It …

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

The Joys and Sorrows of Writing Everything


I’ve been writing in one form or another my entire working life and there’s very little that I haven’t tried. First, it was marketing materials and grants. Then I transitioned into technical and corporate writing. I’ve written for blogs and online magazines, written evergreen content for websites, articles for newspapers and academic journals, textbooks, and …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul and Reading List 9/4/15

Library Haul and Reading List 9/4/15

The summer is winding down and everyone’s heading back to school. This is my favorite time of year. More so than New Year’s, back to school season always feels like a time to start fresh. I get my new 16-month planner and start filling it up for the coming year. This year’s going to be …