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Fun for Friday: October 2020 Writing Prompts

| September 25, 2020

It’s my favorite time of the year: Halloween! I’m ready for lots of spooky writing prompts and other autumnal delights! This month, the words in the first column come from Millennial Boss’s Simple Drawing Prompts. Words in the second column are the words that I’ve come up with, steering clear of the October theme of […]

October 2019 Recap

| November 5, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 164 Acceptances received: 4 (+5) Rejections received: 80 (+5) (+1) Stories withdrawn: 3 Resubmissions: 89 New Submissions: 5 Stories out at the end of the month: 163 October was a much more typical month than September was, in that I didn’t finish a whole […]

Fun for Friday: October 2019 Writing Prompts

| September 27, 2019

October is my favorite month of the year, because it culminates in Halloween. It’s also a month with a whole lot of art challenges themed to the spooky season. So this month’s writing prompts come from Mab’s Drawlloween Club, Inktober, and Sari’s Artober. There’s a little bit of repetition amongst the lists, but for most […]

“Brick-Red Love” out now!

| April 16, 2019

My flash fiction piece, “Brick-Red Love” went live on The Arcanist on April 12th. You can check it out here! This was one of my Drawlloween stories, based on a prompt of “bride.” In the context of Drawlloween, I’m sure it was meant to be Bride of Frankenstein, but I took a lot of my […]

November 2018 recap

| December 4, 2018

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 32 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 28 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 30 New Submissions: 12 Stories out at the end of the month: 46 November was a busy month for submissions, as I finished up a bunch of my Drawlloween pieces (10 stories and […]

My Drawlloween Recap

| November 6, 2018

With October gone, I can now report on my Drawlloween project! In the course of the month of October, I wrote every day of the month, using the prompts found here. I wound up with four poems, fourteen completed flash fiction pieces, and thirteen incomplete short stories. I’ve already sent three of the four poems […]

October 2018 Recap

| November 1, 2018

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 31 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 25 Stories withdrawn: 1 (1) Resubmissions: 23 New Submissions: 4 Stories out at the end of the month: 32 Things turned around more quickly in October, so I’ve got a few more resubmissions, and a handful of new […]

Fun for Friday: Drawlloween as Writing Prompts

| September 28, 2018

Normally, today’s the day when I would post my list of prompts for the month of October. But October is Drawlloween, which is a great month of prompts for artists to draw a spooky thing every day of the month. And I like to use Drawlloween prompts as writing prompts, because I love spooky things! […]

September 2015 recap

| October 1, 2015

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 18 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 12 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 13 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 19 So September was a pretty good month! I got two new stories done (witches and machine) and submitted. And I got another story […]