Erica Drayton, The Storyteller

Erica Drayton
“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or the others crazy?” - Albert Einstein [Short stories, serial novel, & my personal journey as a creative writer.]
Created 30 Jun 2021
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  • Man of the Mountain
    24 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Photo by Marcos Rios from Pexels “Men made of rocks, grandma?” Lily busied herself washing their dinner dishes while she listened to her eighty year old grandmother spin another one of her tall tales....
  • Live Streaming | Twitch or YouTube?
    22 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    This post will be from the perspective of a writing streamer. As such, what I consider to be pros and cons from both platforms will be based solely on my experiences and may not apply to you unless yo...
  • The Death of Open Rates
    20 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 5 1
    It seems everyone who used email marketing services are all in a tizzy over what’s about to happen on Monday. And it wasn’t until I did two things in the last month that I was able to see just how ins...
  • Tree People of the Light
    17 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 4 2
    Photo by Harry Cunningham @harry.digital from Pexels “Hurry,” my momma said, panting as she yanked our clothes from the line, fasteners flying through the air. One bounced off my head but she didn’t n...
  • Juggling Writing & Marketing
    15 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 4 2
    Every indie author will tell you, aside from writing a great story, the toughest part is handling your own marketing. And you can’t even say “well then just go the traditional route and save yourself ...
  • 005
    13 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    A duel for the strongest gentleman’s hand was the only way a woman became betrothed as there were not many of them in the kingdom. The winner is declared only by drawing first blood from the other. Th...
  • Do I Need to Write Everyday?
    13 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 7 6
    Even the best-intentioned writers will give not-so-great advice. The one I hear often is on the subject of writing and whether or not it should happen daily? The short answer is, no, it doesn’t need t...
  • Keeper of the Books
    10 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 3 2
    NOTE: This story will be submitted to the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. Early deadline is November 15th ($25 submission fee). Regular deadline is December 15th ($30 submission fee). M...
  • 004
    09 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    We once looked to the stars for what was possible and could be. The stars, a roadmap to dream the impossible then make them happen. Now we exist shrouded by clouds of our own creation. Rain clouds dro...
  • 104 | Email Template Tips
    08 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Quick Recap: What we’ve learned so far 101 | THE SET-UP | Create a Substack account. 102 | PUBLISH YOUR FIRST POST | Writing fiction vs nonfiction, navigating the user interface, and the settings wort...
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