Story · Therapy · writing

All These Things I’ve Learned

In advance of my birthday next week, I’ve decided to share some things I’ve learned in my 33 years on this spinnin’ rock. 1) If you can’t find your glasses, they’re probably on your face. 2) Don’t let a shitty experience derail you from taking part in a hobby you’re interested in. Shitty people exist… Continue reading All These Things I’ve Learned

Author · Short Fiction · stories · Story · writer · writing

The Official Introduction to Doctor Author

It has been dreadfully too long since I have updated this blog! So, I apologize for the long hiatus. I will be updating more regularly going forward, and have some exciting news to share very soon! In the meantime, here is a my new, official Author introduction. It’s a dark and stormy night. The howling… Continue reading The Official Introduction to Doctor Author

NYC · stories · Story · Travel · writer · writing

The travelling part is half the fun… Right?

I have finally decided to write down a piece of travel writing that has been a funny story I tell at parties for a couple of years now. I tend to write fiction and poetry, so it was a nice break to write an essay of sorts. Enjoy! Never trust an Ad that sounds too… Continue reading The travelling part is half the fun… Right?

fiction · Hospital · Short Fiction · stories · Story · writer · writing

That Smell

This is a snippet of some character development I am doing for a novel I am working on, written from the perspective of a terminally ill patient. It is loosely based on a friend who has Cystic Fibrosis. Hospitals have a certain smell; latex, ammonia, and the stench of fear and sadness. Stale coffee. Fabric… Continue reading That Smell

Chick-Lit · fiction · NaNoWriMo · Romance · stories · Story · Women's Fiction · writer · writing

On The Edge Of The Limelight

This is the opening scene from the novel I began writing in November for NaNoWriMo. I finished the month of November with upwards of 70,000 words and have since added another 30,000. I am almost finished the first draft! Pretty excited about that fact. Enjoy!   BEEEEEEEEEEP. BEEEEEEEEEEEP. BEEEEEEEEEEEP. The alarm startled Miranda awake. The gloomy… Continue reading On The Edge Of The Limelight

fantasy · fiction · High Fantasy · stories · Story · writer · writing

Fantasy novel excerpt

I started writing a fantasy trilogy back when I was in University, and this is an excerpt from the first book. For a while it looked like it may get published but things fell through and due to the frustration I kind of tucked the books away and haven’t done much with them since. Book… Continue reading Fantasy novel excerpt

fiction · stories · Story · writer · writing

Disappearing Act

This story was written sometime around 2005-2006 for a creative writing class, where we did an exercise in class that could be dialogue only. I had written a conversation- an argument really, between this girl and her mother, and then expanded it into a shorty story after. I have since expanded it to novella length, though… Continue reading Disappearing Act