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,…

Sunday Side Quest (#22)

This weekend I had the privilege of stepping back in time to the 1920’s while visiting a beautiful restaurant in Logan Utah known as the Bluebird. The doors opened in 1923 on 19th and main in the small town and have kept it’s doors open. Despite the nearly hundred years of business, the place still holds…

History Becomes Us

Our lives are a series of experiences wrapped up into the package that is our personality. Reactions, quirks, favorites, dislikes, all of these are an abundance of multiple minute moments from the beginning of our life to the end that defines who and how we are as a person. For a character, this is no…

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…

Sunday Side Quest (#21)

It is no secret that I love some urban fantasy in my mix of reading. In fact, the great series of the Dresden files and others like it sparked the inspiration for our current manuscript. Recently as we were perusing through Hulu we saw a new series called Midnight Texas. After my sister said that…

The Impending Doom of Books

    On our recent trip down to the Shakespeare festival, we took the time to stop by a used & new bookstore called Main Street Books. It was lined wall to wall with enough books to fill a small library. They used all their spare room to fill with the volumes they had and…

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…