It’s time for the #D10Challenge!

In case you’ve not heard, one of my goals for 2015 is to write 52 short stories- one for every week of the year. Thus far I’m on schedule (hopefully I can say the same thing in July!) and at some point a few days ago, I wasn’t quite sure what to write. I had come up…

What Shall I Write Next?

In case you haven’t heard, I’m working on a few different projects- there’s my top-secret fantasy novel that I wrote a long time ago and need to get to work editing- there’s my slightly less secret adaptation of a classic fairy tale that my illustrator’s hard at work editing, and there’s the “next” book in the Me…

My Interview with Daphne Clarke-Hudson!

So, some while ago I was interviewed by a certain Daphne Clarke-Hudson- she’s the host of A New Day, and somehow I managed to forget to post the wonderful conversation we had a while back to my own blog; today, I remedy that situation. Below, I’ve embedded our interview- in it, I talk about Me Squared, what inspired…

Rain

Rain by Jourdan Cameron As a little girl, helping my mother to prepare dinner was part of my routine. I admit, I was a handful; at seven years old, who isn’t? I remember, quite vividly, rubbing the rough green surface of a bundle of kale beneath the chilly water running from the kitchen tap. I…

What I’ve Learned So Far

Hard as it is for me to believe, in a couple of days from my having written this, I’ll be twenty years old. It’s funny to recollect things- a steady trickle of decade old memories from my ninth year flow into my consciousness, gently invading my waking hours with thoughts. You’ll be twenty soon. I remember…

Delayed Read Memory

Delayed Read Memory by Jourdan Cameron “We had a fantastic pick today, Alice.” Ellison had strutted into the antique shop with his deep-clefted chin held high, his chest puffed out beneath the nondescript white box he carried into the store. The crate that filled his arms strained his bulging biceps- they were big, not strong.…

The Trick to Writing Strong Female Characters

In literary circles, I often see people asking for advice on a wide variety of things- writing prose that isn’t purple, when to get started editing, who to contact for a cover (I recommend Book Covered), and sometimes, how to write strong female characters. With regard to that last question, I’ll impart a bit of…

Josephine’s Job

UPDATE: I’ve gotten quite a bit of feedback on this one- I appreciate it, and just want to point out that this story hasn’t been edited or revised- it’s something of a peek into Josephine’s everyday life, and it’s something that I’ll revisit at some point to improve. I wrote it rather quickly, and it…