Poetry, Writing Adventures

Poems: My Dorky “Lord of the Rings” Sonnets

Sonnets: The One Ring Shakespearean Far over swamps so cold and dreary grey. There is a range of mountains coaly black With haloed peaks of clouds that stay for days To shade the monsters from a blinding trek.   Of months of toil, trial, and travel long. The golden ring so near its master S.… Continue reading Poems: My Dorky “Lord of the Rings” Sonnets

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

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

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 graduate,… Continue reading NEW Writing/Author Focus!