Navigating Fantasy: A Breakdown of Subgenres

One of my favorite things about the fantasy genre is its versatility. Almost any type of story you want to read, you can add a fantastical element and transform it into an entirely new subgenre. If you’re writing a fantasy novel, it can be difficult to distinguish which subgenre the story falls into. This categorization … Continue reading Navigating Fantasy: A Breakdown of Subgenres

Mine – Part III

Mine – A Lucien Hawke Story – is a 3-part short story that is being published as a part of the Guest Blogging for Confessions of a Writeaholic. Read Part I and Part II if you haven't already. Blackrose gasped. She covered her mouth. Kai showed no sign of acknowledging the noise. “I have the … Continue reading Mine – Part III

Mine – Part II

Kai smiled. “Proof that our bond is real.” He ran his hand over Gabe's. His touch was gentle. It was welcoming. “I know your loneliness. I know your wish for connection. Your wish for acceptance. Your entire being screams it. I have felt this cry. I know you wish for a friend who understands.” A few passing students caught the tender moment and burst into laughter. Gabe jerked his hand away. “But it's not you.” Gabe froze. He glanced down. “My hand...” “My gift to you.”

Mine – Part I

An eerie quiet loomed within the school halls. It was an unusually windy night for the end of summer. Gabe tried rubbing the goosebumps off his arm. The empty school was unsettling. Broken lockers creaked with each swing. Wind whistled. Shadows danced. Gabe tried shaking off his nerves. “Why am I doing this?”

Guest Post: Nothing Personal – A Short Story

"Janey? Janey, you in there? Open up!" Mary pounded on the screen door, praying the neighbors wouldn't stick their heads out and see who was causing a ruckus. It was 2 AM on a Thursday, and Tuesday Avenue was as quiet as could be. The trailer park across the street was ominous looking, with its … Continue reading Guest Post: Nothing Personal – A Short Story

NaNo Prep as a Plotter

Writing a novel takes preparation; that is obvious, but there are different types of preparation involved. The level of prep work required mainly depends on the category you identify with as a writer.

Hearts Desire – A Sonnet

This sonnet was written for an authors writing challenge that I participate in Instagram. I am no poet, but I do hope you enjoyed it.

If I Were A Goddess

As I sit here typing this post, I can’t help but smile at everything that transpired the last month and all that I have accomplished. Yes, a sense of accomplishment is what I feel when I think about July. Despite, the fact that I may not have posted much on my blog, I am proud … Continue reading If I Were A Goddess

I Still Remember – A Poem

I still remember The warmth of your tiny body on my bosom The first time I held you in my arms The tears of joy rolling down my face I still remember The sweet resonance of you suckling on my breast The heavenly ambroisal of your milky smile When you wrapped your tiny hands around … Continue reading I Still Remember – A Poem

 Top 10 Fun Facts about my WIP – Buried Deceptions

My debut novel is something that I am really excited about. I started working on it in January 2016, at the time I only had an outline or a basic idea about the story that I wanted to tell. I knew I had to do a lot of research before I picked it up again. … Continue reading  Top 10 Fun Facts about my WIP – Buried Deceptions

Confessions of a Writeaholic!

One thing I remember promising my readers when I started my blog was that the output of my blog would never be constant. I remember using the quote “change is the only constant” for this blog. True to my words, I believe the time has come for Mind and Life Matters to evolve and change … Continue reading Confessions of a Writeaholic!

My Life My Way!

All the World is my home Yet, I feel free in the wild the calming voice of the river that flows the soulful chirping of the birds they take me into a trance, into a World where I belong! This is me, this is my life my way In a world where I flow freely … Continue reading My Life My Way!

Just Another Day!

Hello Readers, First of all, please allow me to apologize for not writing or posting in a very long time! As I had mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have been busy with Grad school and have not been writing much. The good news, however, is that I am almost done with school … Continue reading Just Another Day!

The Hunter – A Haiku

Time ebbing to dusk    Wolves howl at the moon when hunter calls hunted Written for Ronovan’s haiku challenge – prompt words are “Moon & Hunter” Image copyright - Mind and Life Matters

What Two Years of Writing Practice and Blogging Has Taught Me

Last week, I invited Guest Bloggers to post for Mind and Life Matters and it was a huge step for me. This week, I am pleased to share the first guest post on Mind and Life Matters by none other than our stellar writer, Nicola Auckland of Sometime Stellar Storyteller. This is what Nicola has … Continue reading What Two Years of Writing Practice and Blogging Has Taught Me