The Hidden Place – Chapter 3: Anger

The Hidden Place – Chapter 3: Anger

Read Chapter 2: Guilt Anger The man beside me bolts upright, holding his head in his hands. “What happened?” he moans. I sit up. “You’re alive! Oh, thank God.” He pulls his hands away and cocks his head. “Yeah… still here.” “You okay?” He hesitates. “Bit of a...

The Hidden Place – Chapter 2: Guilt

The Hidden Place – Chapter 2: Guilt

Read Chapter 1: Denial Guilt My eyes flutter open. I’m surrounded by blackness. Raindrops pelt my face like some sort of sick water torture. Laying in mud, I’m unwilling to move despite its attempt to engulf me from behind. The horn, the headlight, the sizzling and...

The Hidden Place – Chapter 1: Denial

The Hidden Place – Chapter 1: Denial

Denial A cloud of acidic steam fills my mouth with the taste of antifreeze. A beam of light fails to penetrate the night that surrounds me. The single headlight, absent its counterpart, reflects off the raindrops and filters back through the shattered windshield....

Don’t Muddle Your Story – by James Clay Glass

Don’t Muddle Your Story – by James Clay Glass

After you’ve written your first (or second or third) draft, it’s time to go through your manuscript and cut out any unneeded words cluttering it up. Wordiness muddles your message, slows momentum, and drags an anchor through the forward movement of your story. Any of...

Go the Distance: What’s Your Story Worth?

Go the Distance: What’s Your Story Worth?

After I completed the second draft of my first book, I knew it needed work. I wrote a story set in locations I had never been to. Or if I had, I had never really paid attention. If you know me even a little, you know I can be somewhat of a perfectionist. In my novel,...

A Story of My Life

A Story of My Life

I was born at an early age, though that I base that information entirely on rumors and hearsay because I do not remember the actual event. I was what some