Five Days of Fiction

Over the years, I’ve learned just how much focus, study and perseverance it takes to write a novel. It’s an art and a craft that takes years, or even decades, to master. The best written lines come out of careful creativity, and the best published words appear on the page only after the writer has…

Publication

Many pieces of my creative writing have been selected for literary journals and an excerpt of my novel was published in an anthology. I also had the honor of publishing two books, with the most recent book releasing in 2020. It’s exciting to have my creative work appear in print! New! “Social Gap Experiment Anthology”…

Bridging the Social Gap

The Social Gap Experiment is a project to bridge the gap of social distancing and share creativity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfiltered: No. 4

The mirror moment marks that unmistakable point in time when we take the courage to step up to our own destiny, and declare “I got this.”

Whistling on a Mountain

If one happens to be out alone at night under the Aurora Borealis and hears a whistling sound, one has only to whistle in return, and the lights will come closer out of curiosity. This legend speaks to the mystery and awe of the Aurora Borealis, which inspired my first novel.

The Art of the Short Story

Over time, I’ve found a love for short stories. A writer can pack a lot of meaning and symbolism into these small pieces, which simultaneously devastate, enlighten and inspire.

A Still Life Water Color

It’s time. I’m excited to share that I’ve relaunched my blog! This time, the writing will explore new topics, relate new adventures, and even offer creative advice.

The First Five

In 2016, I started writing short stories as a way to study the writing craft and tap into more creativity. Take a look at what’s shaping up to be the first five!

The Power of Place

Setting comes alive in my stories, leading characters on a journey and becoming a character of its own. Here are a few short stories that capture the power of place: Relic in a Bottle — magical realism entwines a museum The Only Violet Stone — a city floods with memories For more, visit Writing

#5DaysofFiction All writing, all the time. From Thursday, February 23 to Monday, February 27, I am going to focus fully on fiction! I’ll be sharing the experience on social media with day in the life photos, insights, opportunities and breakthroughs! Follow along on Twitter, Instagram, my personal Facebook Timeline or the Melissa F. Kaelin Art…