All in Fiction

Practice: Prologues

As I've mentioned before, I've been working on my plotting and story structure of late, and I thought I would post some of my practice on "beginnings".

This is a prologue, or a potential opening chapter for the story I'm gearing up to write for NaNoWriMo this year. Enjoy, and tell me what you think below—if you are so inclined.

That is to say, I think I wrote the end of my story. And when I say end, I mean end of the first part because this narrative in my mind has exploded to huge proportions. It was just weird how it happened. There I was, writing and trying to figure out what happens next in the grand scheme of things, and a natural break just fell out onto the page. I'm not saying it's a great ending, or even a good ending, but it's something. Besides, this is a raw draft anyway and no one ever said it had to be good. In fact, if it was good, it wouldn't be a raw draft.

Just a quick update to let you know that the novel page has been updated. The action picks up at Chapter 9, and there are 6 new chapters to read! If you have yet to read any of it, the rest is still available, as I continue to add on to the story where I left off!

Read the story HERE!

If you don't already have the password to access the story (it hasn't changed), fill out the form at the bottom of this post to get it. Or, if you prefer, contact me via any alternate channels you might have (Facebook, Twitter, in person, hand-written mail...).

The Pirate's Lament

I entered the following piece of flash fiction into a contest that I occasionally participate in called Flash! Friday. Basically how it works is you get 140 to 160 words to write a complete story. That story must be inspired by the picture prompt, and follow a given theme that changes from week to week.

The cool news is that I earned a special mention for this story, mainly because I broke the rules. You see, it's more poetry than it is prose, but I couldn't help myself. Apparently I broke the rules in a novel enough way that people noticed, so I guess it worked out.

Click through to get the full story!

White Sands - Alpha Read 2

This is the continuation of the extra special alpha (completely unedited and raw draft) read through of my latest work in progress.

If you missed the first part of the story, or need to see the types of feedback that I'm interested in, start here: the first part.

Otherwise, click through to read the continuation of the story!