Why name a blog "Characters at Large?" It has to do with my writing technique and how I develop my stories. Before I start you need to know three things: I do not claim to be an expert. I am a new writer and am sharing my experience with the writing process and what works for… Continue reading Characters at Large: Blog Name Defined
Cliff grasped the dark green moss-covered log with both hands, hoisting it onto his right shoulder. Black beetles crawled over his fingers and up his sleeves. He lost his grip and the log crashed into a grove of aspen saplings. There was a high-pitched squeal as something small on two legs scurried away, kicking up a… Continue reading Short Story 01: The Woodcutter’s Son-Part 1
Her mouth was turned upwards in a half-smile. The trails of dried tears on her cheeks stark against the muddy background of her face. Her black hair billowed around her, mixing with the delicate fabrics of her ivory wedding dress. Mud was splattered on the hem. "Clara!" A man's gruff voice carried with the wind. Her… Continue reading Flash Fiction 01: Runaway Bride
I love the Fantasy Genre because... There are dragons (who can hate dragons?) and other incredible beasts. Characters wielding magic (for better or for worse). Massive battles that shake the very fabric of the earth (or a different planet, depending). Breathtaking landscapes (Imaginary? Who cares? It's awesome). It is a place to escape and vicariously ride… Continue reading Calling all Dragon and Fantasy Lovers! Fantasy-Fiction Genre: A Haven
Let us just be clear about one thing: I do not consider myself a poet. Personally, I think my talents (or maybe I should say passion) lies within fiction. However, I decided to post this poem because it helps you guys get to know me a little bit more. Enjoy! "Groundswell" Poem At twelve years… Continue reading “Groundswell”: A Poem about Me and Why I Write
Hi! Calli here. It has been awhile. What with Graduation craziness I have been unable to keep up with this blog. To all Introvert followers, I will continue posting about this topic. However, it will no longer be the TOTAL focus. You can find those posts under the category entitled Introvertigo. As a creative writing (soon-to-be)… Continue reading NEW Writing/Author Focus!
This post is inspired by a "customer" success story. Dr. Kerisa Myers read my blog, and it affected and helped her in a real life situation. Talk a little bit about what you have learned about yourself/introversion a from this blog. "It was very interesting to read and hear about perspectives on this topic and… Continue reading Success Story: Dr Kerisa Myers-An Introvert Taking Control of an Uncomfortable Situation.
An Interview with Professor Cynthia Beach of Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this interview, Professor Beach talks about her journey as an Introvert and a Professor. https://youtu.be/XOecHHOl5Sg P.S. Professor Beach is my advisor, professor, and mentor. Her steady quiet confidence and love for people continues to astound me. I aspire to be more like… Continue reading How to Handle Being an Introvert and a Teacher/Professor
A Trailer This is a trailer for my upcoming interview with Professor Cynthia Beach. She will be telling us about how she handles introversion and teaching. https://youtu.be/wQVkjahkfPc Special thanks to the class I bothered for this video, and professor Beach for allowing me to interview her. This is my first ever video creation so feedback… Continue reading Being a Professor and an Introvert: How does she do it? Full Interview Coming soon!
Do you need a crunchy chocolatey snack? Have you ever had Muddie Buddies (AKA Puppy Chow)? I have decided to add a "Treat Yourself" category to my blog. Everyone, introverts especially, need to spend time taking care of themselves (emotionally and physically). For example, if you need chocolate go find chocolate. Even if you have… Continue reading Treat Yourself: A recipe for an “I need chocolate” moment.