Category Archives: Write on Edge

What doing squats taught me about writing goals.

At the beginning of January – in the tradition of new year resolutions – I started one of those 30-day challenges that flood Pinterest. My focus for 2014 is HEALTH, so I chose the squats and crunches challenges. On the first day of the month I started with 50 squats and 20 crunches. On the…

Lessons in writing from Once Upon a Time

I have just finished binge-watching the first two seasons of Once Upon a Time, an incredible television show from the writers of Lost and Tron: Legacy. The series takes place in the fictional Storybrooke, Maine, where the residents are characters from fairy tales. In the first season of the show, the residents are under a powerful curse and…

The ball has dropped.

Ten minutes to midnight and I click Send to release an editing project back to its owner. My feelings are mixed. It was a wonderful project to be a part of, but I will sit here for weeks wondering if I missed any typos. This project has been squeezed between my day job, editing for…

Contest: What’s your day job?

Rules of the game: Match the writer to the day job. The person who gets the most correct will receive a free digital copy of Precipice (coming October 22!) upon publication. Contest is open from September 23 through September 30 at 11:59 p.m. Winner will be announced on the Write on Edge Facebook page on…

What’s your day job?

I make a living as a Program Coordinator for the local university’s Extended Studies division. I also do some freelance editing on the side, but the job at the university is what pays the bills. I had a boss once make the joke that I was only sticking around until I published my novel, and…

Listening to the Voices

Like pretty much all writers I know, I’ve got a file of vignettes or characters or jotted notes about stories. There are prompt responses I adore and want to explore further. There’s that pesky NaNo 2011 project that I want to peel apart one day. I’ve got stories that are ready to be written, and…

Write at the Merge Wrap Up, Week 33

Mandy gave us two amazing pictures of The Breakers in Newport, Rhode Island to inspire the words this week. The seven writers who linked up all took the prompt in a different direction, but I have to say that I loved the humor Glass of Fancy had in her re-telling of the fairy tale, The…

Almost Published: The Pop Fiction Blurb Game

I’m on vacation this week, with a dead laptop no less, so it’s definitely time for some fun, and a mystery giveaway! If you follow us on Facebook, you might have seen me call for some input for this little game of mine, so thanks to everyone who contributed! You can play here, no matter…

Happy Fourth!

Happy Independence Day to our US writers! To our friends around the globe, enjoy a sparkler and the company of loved ones today! We’ll be back tomorrow with the weekly Wrap Up post. Cam, Angela, Mandy, Kir, and Rox

Meet Kir

HI everyone, I’m Kir. If we were meeting in real life I would flash a toothy grin and promptly try to hug you. What can I say, I’m a hugger. Along with the brilliant Rox, I have recently been added as an Assistant Editor of this amazing community. To say I’m thrilled is an understatement;…