"Show some backbone, Tori." Tori shuddered as her knees hit the tough, dry dirt. "I'll try, Brad." She slowly lowered her torso all the way to the ground and tried to ignore the ants that meandered around her. Despite having to deal with an older brother that loved the outdoors, Tori had never liked the... Continue Reading →
It was very dark by the time I drove home from work. The moon was completely covered by the broad clouds that still lingered from the evening rainstorms and the street lamps were dimmed by thin fog, but as I turned onto a street in my neighborhood, the fog thickened considerably. I slowed down and... Continue Reading →
I did it. I finished writing my novel. It's been a whole year since I started writing this book, and there is no way to describe all the pain, trouble, and joy I have experienced while writing it. I have stayed up late often to finish a scene. I have documented and researched an entire... Continue Reading →
There are some days where I could write for hours on end. Those days, like the day I wrote My Burning Fire, are absolutely amazing. Words tumble out of my brain like the waterfalls of Rivendell while my excitement level overflows. I can usually spit out two or three thousand words easily in a couple of... Continue Reading →
Trapped in a moment of time Forever holding my gaze I can't look away Captivated by this portal A recurring enigma The jewel of paradoxes Constant infinity I ask myself, How deep will I go?
I felt its entrance into the atmosphere. A buzzing soundlessness filled my ears and I stood very still, tilting my head to interpret the change in the air. I lifted my eyes to the foggy heavens where the sun was hidden beneath the clouds. Everything was an orange-gray haze, and the skies were daringly empty; not a single... Continue Reading →
Hello. As many of you know, it's been a long time since I've posted anything. I won't deny that the reason I have been gone for so long is because I didn't want to come back. Let me explain why. Blogging on Simple Eloquence has become more of a burden than a hobby. I hate what... Continue Reading →
Really good writing, from my perspective, runs a lot like a visual on the screen. You need to create that kind of detail and have credibility with the reader, so the reader knows that you were really there, that you really experienced it, that you know the details. That comes out of seeing. -Ann Voskamp... Continue Reading →