Sunday Musings #1

I’m starting a new column on my blog called “Sunday Musings.” This is where I will share insights into my publishing and writing journey this year and these will publish every Sunday. I hope to avoid focusing in granular detail on my emotional state and my word counts and instead offer useful and engaging postsContinue reading “Sunday Musings #1”

Bloganuary Day 20: Favorite Photo

Bloganuary Day 20 prompt: What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken? I don’t think it’s possible to pick one single favorite of the literally 10s of 1000s of photos I’ve taken over the last 10 years or so. I first ventured into photography with my first DSLR, a Nikon D5100, in 2014 or thereabouts.Continue reading “Bloganuary Day 20: Favorite Photo”

Bloganuary Day 10: Gratitudes

Bloganuary Day 10 Prompt: What are five things you are grateful for today? One: Exercise. I go lap swimming at my local city pool in the morning a couple times a week, I’m signed up for another beginning tennis class that starts tonight, I do yoga at home a couple times a week and I’veContinue reading “Bloganuary Day 10: Gratitudes”

Today’s publications

I’ve published a weird gothic short story on my Ko-fi: The Vicious Sky This one’s free but tips are appreciated. I’ve also published Episode Six of CRY WOLF, my werewolf crime drama with a dash of queer romance (with a love triangle forthcoming!) exclusively for $3 a month Patreon supporters. In another month or twoContinue reading “Today’s publications”

Bloganuary Day 8: Writing Strengths

What I like the most about my writing is two things actually – my character development and my way with language. I’ve really taken it to heart that characters need to be flawed, complex, whole people who face problems and conflict, then go through changes and transformations. I get a lot of inspiration from theContinue reading “Bloganuary Day 8: Writing Strengths”

“The One That Got Away”

It will be like a howl in the night the demon crawling through blood crunching sinew dripping fury what will you say when it looks you in the eye and you see soiled parchment bent knuckles a gradient of sorrow dead leaves the smell of cloves will you crawl inside yourself then? will you forgetContinue reading ““The One That Got Away””

The anthology featuring my story is now available for preorder.

I have some good publishing news to share again. The anthology that accepted my story DRAGON GIRL is now available for preordering! The ebook edition of Dragon Soul Press’s Fairytale Dragons Anthology can be preordered at http://books2read.com/dspfd. My story DRAGON GIRL is a feminist retelling of the Grimm’s fairy tale GOOSE GIRL, except with queerContinue reading “The anthology featuring my story is now available for preorder.”

Flash Fiction: Strong Women

This was a story that got rejected, but I didn’t feel like looking at it again so I’m self publishing it on my blog. Enjoy! “Strong Women” By Denise Ruttan Suzi did not think of herself as a strong woman. When people talked about strong women, she didn’t know what they meant. Was that likeContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Strong Women”

Day by Day, by Denise Ruttan

You have thought about death a lot lately. Not in the same way that you used to think about death, as if it were an existential threat. Those times that you do not tell anyone about when you would sit in traffic waiting for the red light to change to green and you think aboutContinue reading “Day by Day, by Denise Ruttan”