Friday, July 07, 2017



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As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Wickedly Yours,

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Pantsing and Beating?

Help for Pantsers!

Are you a frustrated "pantser" - writing by the seat of your pants and getting stuck, not finishing? Then, get your Beats on...

#MonicaLeonelle #ProseOnFire #WriteBetterFaster

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Writing Advice from "Franzen, King, Hosseini, and More"

How to Write: A Year in Advice from Franzen, King, Hosseini, and More

Photo from The Atlantic


I've been saving the link to this article since December, because I wanted to be sure to share it with you (in case you missed it). I've been eager to get back to the blog, and what better way to do it than with a bang.

Joe Fassler of The Atlantic has provided a wonderful service to writers by gaining access to a magnificent gaggle of fine authors. Through his interviews with these generous folks, he collected their invaluable advice in the following article. Like I said, it's worth saving.

Of his collection of interviews, Joe Fassler says:

"Taken together, these conversations were like attending an MFA program—I learned that much. Here are the best short pieces of writing advice I heard from writers in 2013, a whole year’s worth of wisdom."


Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Haunted Mansion Project Interview

Angel and Fran Survive the Skeery


Have a peek at my interview with the marvelous and talented, Loren Rhoads.

We survived The Haunted Mansion Retreat together, along with a bunch of other intrepid writers and artists. Loren digs deep and makes me share the skeery.

Visit Morbid Is As Morbid Does for the Interview:


Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

Friday, May 31, 2013


My dear friend (and brother from another mother), Bourn Archer, is doing something spectacular. He is creating TREASURES!

When the corporate world decided to eat up all the small businesses where his restaurant has been for over a decade, he decided it was an opportunity. Bourn took a sharp turn on the highway of life to follow his passion--Music!

Not only is he the lead singer for the great band, Locomotive Breath, he is opening a concert and rehearsal venue so he can be immersed in his passion while serving the incredible music and art community of Santa Cruz.

His new venue is called TREASURES!

This space is incredible! Bourn, Rhan Wilson, and Rick Zeek are hard at work renovating the space. The estimated unveiling of Treasures is sometime in August 2013.

Please Share This. TY!