Dabbling in Dabble

As many of my friends and peers know, I am a mistress of notebooks. I love the feel of pen to paper and tend to keep my tradition of writing in binders and books when it comes to creative work. I can’t tell you the amount of times I have said how much I hate…

My First Writing Conference

In an attempt to be true to my own words about seeking out new friends in the writing community, Jei and I recently attended the League of Utah Writer’s Fall Conference. While obligations sadly cut our original desire to go both days, we were still able to attend all of Friday. Myself, Jei and my…

Promptober!

As the leaves turn many look forward to the cooler weather and the following gift-giving holiday that is just around the corner. Writers, on the other hand, have something else to look forward to; National Novel Writing Month or more commonly called NaNoWriMo. I have found myself brimming with both excitement and dread as I…

Lessons Learned from Authors

  Recently during the awesome weekend that was filled with the Salt Lake City Comic Con, Jei and I took the time to go to a panel that was labeled Breaking in as a Writer: NY Times Bestselling Authors & the Years it Takes to be an Overnight Success. It had David Farland, Jody Lynn…

S&J’s Writing Snippets (#2)

Another example of our flash fiction, this time Jei has written a wonderful short story imagined in the wintery mountains of a far-off land. Please enjoy!     He woke as the sun started to paint the first pale hues of gray pre-dawn light across the sky and lay upon the futon for several minutes,…

Making New Friends in Writing

Fitting in is a lifelong trial and error process that all of us must go through from child to adult. Like minded individuals that can put up with our quirks or ooze appreciation over our mutual interest are a lot harder to come by as you grow. As writers and general geeky type people, that…

S&J’s Writing Snippets (#1)

For fun or practice, Jei and I love to write a page or two of a random subject or story to keep ourselves sharp. One of the ways we’ve done that is by exchanging pictures we’ve found over the net to inspire us. This particular one is simply called “The White Mask” and was inspired…