Tuesday Discover Challenge: Who are you?

Identity is the theme for today’s Discover Challenge, and I think it’s a great prompt, falling neatly into line with the rest of the challenges that have been pushing this cyberstory about Neeka forward. The prompt says, in part: Consider this bit from an older post from author Alexander Chee on being “Asian American”: I…

Wednesday Writing Craft: Through the fog…

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”  ― E.L. Doctorow I came across this quote today, and thought it quite aptly described what I’m going through with this Neeka story that’s become my Tuesday obsession.…

Tuesday Discover Challenge: Perspective

I’m pretty excited about today’s Discover Challenge post, because the stars have aligned to get me to post the first bit of story I wrote many weeks ago, that would eventually turn into this whole new Neeka adventure I’m embarking on lately.  I’ve gone back today and heavily edited it, and finished the scene as well,…

Tuesday Discover Challenge: Snapshots…

Today’s Discover Challenge is Snapshots, and I’ll let the idea speak for itself… In a guest post on Jenna Schwartz’s blog, writer Andrea Jarrell told a powerful personal story about coming into her voice.  … Rather than summarizing how she felt at a particular age or telling us about her year generally, she narrows the focus of each…

Tuesday Discover Challenge: Witness in the sky…

Whoo boy.  The second installment of the WordPress Discover Challenge has dropped, and it’s a doozy, or at least, it hits me pretty hard.  The challenge topic is “Witness,” and I won’t be reading today’s inspiration post, but I certainly invite you to read what is described as: a guest post by Elizabeth Marro over at…

Tuesday Writing Prompt: Do you hear what I hear…

It took forever for The Daily Post to update their Discover Challenge page and give us the first weekly challenge, but now that they have, it’s pretty exciting!  Today’s is called Blogging the Senses, with a short prompt post to read by Cheri Lucas Rowlands, who “recently interviewed Erik Kwakkel, a book historian in Leiden, Netherlands,…