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 new series! Inspired by emerging talent, I find myself writing poetry for the first time in years. Not every day gives birth to a poem, so I started taking notes. Follow the hashtag on social media!
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 power of imagination makes us infinite.”
— John Muir
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!
“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem
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
It’s Fiction Friday!
It’s #FictionFriday! To celebrate, I’m sharing an excerpt from Part II of my novel about the Aurora Borealis! Get a glimpse of the work before it’s picked up. For a limited time, you can read the Aurora Novel Excerpt posted on the Writing section of my website. Just click the link above, and enter the…
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin
#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…