Story break!

NaNoWriMo leaves little time for other pursuits, but getting out of your head and into somebody else’s words for a few minutes can do wonders for your writing. At least, it’s been good for mine—especially when I’m steeped in something I’ve been working on for a long time. It’s so easy to fall into patterns and forget there are other things you can do with words. Anyway, here’s The Rose MacGregor Drinking and Admiration Society by T. Kingfisher. It’s a charming story that sets a common fairy trope on its head in the most delightful way. On a similar note, here’s Blessings … Continue reading Story break!

Before Halloween Ends

A soft rain is falling, throwing up a thick, perfect mist just for us, just for Halloween. Leaving the Haunted Open Mic, after two hours telling and listening to ghost stories, I wished for a moment that I had a longer drive ahead of me, so I could stay wrapped in that atmosphere just a bit longer. Then I realized I hadn’t yet done my favorite Halloween activity. And in the spirit of All Hallows Read, I’d like to share it with you, before it’s over. Turn off all the lights, press Play, and close your eyes. Continue reading Before Halloween Ends