Homemade Old Fashioned Cocktail

Mercedes Money | New Excerpt

Four o’clock on the dot, Scarlett is at my desk with my dealer plate and she hands me a key fob for a 2014 C-Class Benz. I follow her out to the parking lot and I feel like I am holding the key to the city. The car is beautiful. Silver and shiny like a roll of new quarters. The …

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Motifs, Themes, Arcs, Whatever… What Really Happens When You Write

If you spent most of your high school and college career taking creative writing or English courses, you heard the same bits of advice year after year. If you don’t struggle writing what you know, the next task is to define your theme. Once you figure out the story theme, you need to map out the chain of events and make …