April 19, 2019

The Blank Page

By Laura Maylene Walter

Last week, I sat down to finally start the new short story that had been percolating in my mind for months. Beyond the story’s premise, I hadn’t settled on much […]

September 26, 2018

When the First Draft Isn’t the First

By Laura Maylene Walter

In the days before heading off to a writing retreat with some friends, I rushed to complete the first draft a new short story. Once I’d written to the end […]

June 22, 2018

The Hard Part

By Laura Maylene Walter

In recent months, I’ve lost some weight. This isn’t something I ever planned to write about on this blog, but lately it’s been on my mind whenever I sit down […]