Sometimes I wonder why I'm still writing. It's not as though I have a hungry readership chomping at the bit, nor do I really understand how to get one despite my research. Oh, sure, I do have a fingerful of people who like and/or comment on a semi-regular basis, and while I'm grateful to them, … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #10–Just Can’t Stop
It's time for me to say goodbye. It's been just shy of three years since I stared this blog in April of 2012. When I first began, it was just to practice my writing craft so that I would be ready when God wanted to use it, like David honed his character tending sheep before … Continue reading When it’s Over, it’s Over (at least for now)
To all those who follow my blog and to all those who just happened to click on this one with the kind of curiosity you only find when you've already seen everything else on the internet... I've been doing a lot of thinking about Fencing With Ink over the last year, trying to find out … Continue reading Dear Followers: FWI is Splitting in Two! Pick your Poison
You ever want to close the laptop with your head inside it? If you haven't, you're clearly on your first draft of your first ever written anything and nobody's ever seen it. Let's be honest; we all make mistakes. So let's have a little fun and share some stories in the comments. It can be … Continue reading What was your most Awkward/Embarrassing Writing Moment?
A number of writers began following my blog recently, so I decided to re-post this running offer I have for free critiques of existing stories or works in progress. The title says it all: I wanna read your stuff. Why? To meet you, to hear your stories, and to give you feedback. Every writer needs … Continue reading Writers, I Wanna Read Your Stuff (Again)
If you ever want a laugh, look at all the Google searches people put in to find your blog. Most of them will make sense, of course, but look at the rare ones and you'll see some epic randomness or some serious misinterpretation. I've reached 200 blogs here on Fencing With Ink, so I decided … Continue reading Funny Ways People Have Found My Blog
Most people think that when what you love becomes your job, it's a good thing. Well, not necessarily. If you chose to make it your job, that's good because you get to do what you love for money, or at least more often. But when what you love becomes a job on its own accord...that's not … Continue reading Remember the Why
There's something magical for a writer about looking back at your old works. They're like little time capsules; you don't just read the words you once wrote, you feel the things you once felt. Thanks to this article by Zen Scribbles, I went back and perused an old fanfiction website to see if some of … Continue reading What Was Your First Story?
Surfing the blogosphere, I've seen about every current debate from both sides: gay marriage, abortion, gun control, religious freedom, boxers vs. briefs, all that good stuff. I have my beliefs (boxers), but I can easily admit that my "opponents" in these issues (I hate talking like we're enemies) have some darn good arguments against me. … Continue reading It Doesn’t Affect You
Awarding the people who live in the moment, The noble who write and capture the best in life, The bold who reminded us what really mattered - Savoring the experience of quality time. RULES: Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded. Winners have the privilege of awarding … Continue reading Best Moment Award