The Writing Life

…a literary journey

Fragments, A short fiction prompt

Fragments By Vicki Roberts (452 words) The man directly behind us kept his head down, and I thought it was to hide his face from me. I could have reached … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Time for a flash prompt..

It’s been a while since I did a writing prompt. Normally, I use my own photography on these, but I ran across this today, and it touched something in me … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Please, do not suffer for your art…

I recently found an old spiral notebook from 2005 that I titled “Angry Poetry” on the bright yellow cover. After going through it, I ended up posting three of the … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

I didn’t think so, until someone I trusted pointed it out to me in a few different stories I am working on. I’ve had the greatest fortune to recently find … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fitzgerald Resurrected

I just finished reading the newly published collection of lost stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it brought back my decades-old teenage obsession with Scott and Zelda. My younger self … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reader’s Mail

Recently a reader asked me why I chose to write about a group of characters who are more than twenty years older than myself in my novel, Oldsters? “What convinced … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

5 Tips for Plunging, not Dipping into Your Writing World

I was looking back at my last couple of posts today and see that a month ago, I had noted crossing the 22,000 word count on my new novel, The … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · Leave a comment