Caerlynn Nash is a pen name, pseudonym, nom de guerre, alias — call it what you will.  I decided to use a pseudonym only to separate my creative writing from my other work. I’m also an editor and an artist, and I used to be a technical writer.

Like every other of the millions of aspiring writers out there, I am writing a novel. My working title is “The Rainbow Stone.” I’ve had an idea thrashing around in my head for quite some time and I now have the first draft completed. So wish me luck. We’ll see what happens.

Join me here as I write poetry, flash fiction, and articles related to the writing journey.

I am an avid reader. My favorite genre is historical fiction. I’m especially fascinated by the Medieval era. One of my favorite authors is Jack Whyte.

I’m on Twitter, although you won’t see an abundance of tweets from me (@PenNTonic).

I hope you enjoy your self. Feel free to comment and critique my work. I’m always open to learning.

It goes without saying (but here I am saying it) all writing on this blog is copyrighted. Please do not reproduce any words or photographs without written permission. Contact me at penntonic<at>gmail<dot>com.


21 thoughts on “Caerlynn the writer

  1. Hi Caerlynn,

    I noticed you subscribed to my blog (thank you very much), so I thought I’d pop over and see what you’re all about. I love your poetry. I’ve tried my hand at poetry, but none of it is very good. I am more comfortable with characters that never leave me alone and plots that take off without me, lol.

    Good luck with all of your writing endeavors. I will stay tuned!


    1. Thanks for dropping by, Kate! Nice to have you join me. I’m happy you like my poems. Best of luck to you and your characters too. I have a character who has been nagging me for quite some time to write her story. I`m laying some ground work now, so we’ll see what happens.

  2. Hi Caerlynn. Thank you for following my blog. I have checked yours out too and am enjoying your stories and poems. I sure wish I could tell a story in 100 or 500 words! Also, I think your idea of finding a few random words and writing around them is great, and a good way to exercise writing muscles. I will have to try it! I wrote a poem once a long time ago using a line from a song by Cat Stevens. I think it was “it’s hard to get by just upon a smile.” That’s as close as I’ve come though. Keep up the good work!

    1. And, thank you for following mine. I’m new at this “flash fiction” thing. It definitely is a challenge, but I’m really enjoying it so far. Having a prompt(s) really gets the imagination going, and that’s what I need after many years of technical writing. One way I write poetry is to just write whatever comes to mind about the subject: words, phrases, or whatever. Then just reorganize it as a free-verse poem.

  3. I’ll have to check out Jack Whyte. Have you read Bernard Cornwell’s trilogy on Arthur (The Warlord Chronicles)?

    1. Yes, I have. Thoroughly enjoyed them.
      I’m always on the lookout for good books about King Arthur and other stories from the Medieval period (and history in general). I’m just finishing a four-book series about Boudica by Manda Scott. This last book is kind of dry compared to the rest,but I’m plugging my way through so I can say I finished.
      Jack White wrote nine books in his Arthurian series that were very well done, and he has a three-book series about the Templars. All good reads. I hope you enjoy them.

    1. I know it’s a long shot, but I’m working hard on it. It has been on my bucket list since I was 16. So, it’s about time!! I will check out Wolf Hall. Thanks for the encouragement and the tip!

  4. Hi Caerlynn, thanks so much for deciding to follow “The Call of the Pen.” Sorry for the delay in getting back to you to comment, but I’ve been off the internet since Christmas and then had a bout of summer flu. I didn’t get notification of challenge #8 – I’ll have to check my options on WordPress.

    1. Your welcome. Don’t worry about the delay. ‘Tis the nature of blogging sometimes. Happy to see you back online and I hope you’re feeling well. Do stay tuned for upcoming challenges. I’d love to have you join us.

  5. Hello Caerlynn!

    Thank you for following my blog, “Journey of a Thousand Pages,” especially since it led me to yours. I love pulling threads and discovering what unravels. I’ve started reading your flash fiction in the few moments since arriving. Very good stuff. Pure dialogue, which is intriguing. Snipits of conversational dark chocolate. ooh lala!

    I started in fantasy and moved into romance. Historical Romance at that, which is rather cool. Research black holes pull me into new knowledge and undiscovered tales. Being able to link into that, as well as romance is pure excitement, for I get to discover the story as it unfolds, then share it with the world.

    I look forward to reading more of your work and wish you all the best. -SRG

    1. Confession: I found you while snooping in a Nanowrimo forum. I was looking see if I had anything in common with anyone there. My regional group is made up of young girls and although I’ve met with them a couple times and they’re a great group, I don’t think we have much in common. Thanks for stopping by, and best of luck with Nanowrimo 2015!

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