It’s free and other assorted reasons you need to join the 13 Week Streak

Besides being free, here are a few other reasons to join the 13 Week - Summer Flash Fiction Challenge. You don’t have to think about what to write This is one of the most daunting things a writer can face -- the blank mind. By joining the 13 Week Streak, you ditch the overwhelm of … Continue reading It’s free and other assorted reasons you need to join the 13 Week Streak

What the heck is flash fiction and do I have to wear pants?

Stanley the Streaker: I’m here with Eilidh from Thain in Vain and we're talking flash fiction, tips to get started and the upcoming 13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge hosted by Eilidh and Charlotte from Drafty Devil. Welcome, Eilidh. Great to see you, and I mean all of you! Eilidh: Thanks Stanley! It’s … Continue reading What the heck is flash fiction and do I have to wear pants?

9 Ways to Revamp your Blog

Some great tips for tidying up your blog from my co-host of the summer flash fiction challenge! I may need to revisit my about bio!!

Drafty Devil

Been away from your blog for a while? Let it go to seed so to speak? Haven’t we all. Our 13 Week Streak Summer Flash Fiction Challenge is just around the corner, and yes, this is a promotional post. However, we’re not selling anything. We just want to get back into the swing of writing, and we want to support you in the same endeavour. If your blog is needing a refresh for when your new readers come to check out your flash fiction this Summer (or anytime for that matter), we’ve got a handful of tips that give you the biggest bang for your buck.

1. Get some perspective.

Knowing what sort of blog you have can make it easier to focus and help your content stay on track. It can inspire and encourage you to produce quality content, and can aid you when fleshing out the look of…

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Meet the streakers behind the streak

Join us for the 13 Week Streak - Summer Flash Fiction Challenge! Starts June 5. Register by June 2. Charlotte’s favorite summer activities include: drinking coke from a glass bottle, staring into space, and kayaking naked while whistling O Susanna. She’s a writer, among other things. Check her out at Drafty Devil. Eilidh's* (Thain in … Continue reading Meet the streakers behind the streak

Take the challenge you may actually finish – just sayin’

Nowadays, you can't swing a cat without hitting some sort of challenge. We're drowning in a Pinterest sea of 30 days to: rock hard abs; totally enlightened meditation; juice yourself skinny; become a travel blogger; craft yourself silly for a month, and on and on. Well, I'm here to officially toss a challenge into the … Continue reading Take the challenge you may actually finish – just sayin’

The Horror! The Horror! 6 movies that will scare the living shit out of you

It's October -- my favourite month! The stifling heat of the summer has taken a hike; people can no longer show their upper arms, which I find to be a horror show of its own, particularly mine. They closely resemble a couple French loaves spread with clotted cream and jam, with a few currents sprinkled … Continue reading The Horror! The Horror! 6 movies that will scare the living shit out of you

How to passively aggressively get even in 6 steps

A new couple moved in down the street. The dude just loves big, stupid monster trucks. My problem is not his taste in hobbies (per se, but that’s another post). My problem is that he and others like him spend hours on the weekends revving the engines of these dumbass trucks and screaming at each … Continue reading How to passively aggressively get even in 6 steps

If I can capture here, I can capture anywhere

30 Day Photography Challenge Day 6 – Street Photography I dig street photography -- the found objects, the urban grittiness, the characters. This style speaks to my love of candid photography. Snapping candids captures those real moments that are often lost in posing. These photos were taken on a trip to New York a couple … Continue reading If I can capture here, I can capture anywhere

Who likes the sun?

30 Day Photography Challenge Day 5 – Low Angle This challenge had me wandering in back alleys looking for something to shoot from a low angle. Just as I was worrying I was being mistaken for a dumpster diver, I looked up and clocked this massive flower. After getting over my fear that it was … Continue reading Who likes the sun?