Muriel Green

Muriel is the creator of 'Documinutes: 60 second documentaries' and a contributor to the podcast 'This Manic Mama.'

Online Dictionaries FTW (for the win.)

My favorite resources online for writing are online dictionaries. Love them, love them, love them. Here I will review my favorites: Google dictionary, urban dictionary, A Word A Day, and rhymezone. Everyone knows that is a search engine. But it has many other features. For example, if one types a word into a Google […]


This is not “A Finished Product.”

One time I was talking to a painter and as I watched him work I asked “When do you know it’s finished?” He laughed and laughed and never gave me an answer. I don’t really understand what the problem was with that question, but maybe it’s similar to my experience writing. I write on a […]

Colors of a Childhood Day (Flash Fiction)

“I think I got everyone.” I said to myself under my breath. The green army man was digging into my side, but I didn’t loosen my grasp on the toys at all. I walked through the pain and stared straight at Cary’s grey house on the horizon. The grey house became blurry and far-away looking […]

Four horsemen

Too much time on my hands. Not enough deadlines. No vision. Worries. These are the four horsemen of the apocalypse. “Too much time on my hands” is a tricky fellow. He appears at first to be a blessing. I think, “Now I will have time to finish that novel.” But no, it does not work […]

Freudian slip

As far as I know, there is no one from my real life making appearances in my fiction. I do not deliberately make characters out of people I have known. I have sometimes made characters who have similar demographic information to me, or similar age-related issues. But these characters have been no easier to write […]