Learning from Failure

It’s been over a week since I, last, published a post to this blog. In my estimation, I’d say I’m hooked on this practice. In truth, I think I’m probably using this corner of cyberspace as a diary. True, there are many things I leave out that I feel are too personal to share, but …

Character Sketch: Andrew

I thought about writing about my Thanksgiving Day, but to tell you the true, it was kind of boring. There isn’t any reason to go into detail about why it was that way either. Instead, I did this character sketch as an exercise in descriptive narrative. § Andrew stands close to six feet, four inches. …

That First Time

I’m hoping to show improvement in my skill with descriptive narrative with something of my own creation. § The gutter of the street was littered with paper, Styrofoam cups, and cigarette butts. Maura Kendal hurried along the wide sidewalk trying not to cough as she breathed in the fumes from the cars and buses whooshing …

She Endured

This is one of my own creations for this week’s exercise. I’m trying to show emotions without it standing out. Also, I’m trying to show inner strength and composure. § She could hear him in the bedroom opening and closing drawers. It was a familiar sound. One the woman heard every day. Yet today, it …