Introduction, Tips!, Writing Adventures

Characters at Large: Blog Name Defined

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

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Fiction, Short Stories, Writing Adventures

Short Story 01: The Woodcutter’s Son-Part 1

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

Fiction, Flash Fiction, Writing Adventures

Flash Fiction 01: Runaway Bride

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

Introduction, Writing Adventures

Calling all Dragon and Fantasy Lovers! Fantasy-Fiction Genre: A Haven

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

Introduction, Poetry, Writing Adventures

“Groundswell”: A Poem about Me and Why I Write

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

Writing Adventures

NEW Writing/Author Focus!

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!