About Me

Word Nerd Scribbles

Weekly flash fiction, bi-weekly book reviews, monthly writing advice, and monthly author updates. Occasionally, I update on my personal writing progress and goals for my original fiction projects, like short-stories and novels. The fiction falls under fantasy and lite horror; book reviews cover fantasy and science-fiction; and my writing tips spring from personal experience.

Weekly Schedule

  • First Saturdays – author updates on my journey as a writer
  • Thursdays weekly flash fiction, including tales from the Hopeful Wanderer
  • Second & Fourth Saturdays – book reviews twice a month on fantasy and science-fiction
  • Third Saturdays – sketchy writing advice about the things I needed to know as a beginner

To keep up with flash fiction, book reviews, and author updates, follow the blog, like the Word Nerd Scribbles Facebook Page, or subscribe to my monthly newsletter

S.G. Baker


Word witch, wanderer, and wonderer. Creator of the Hopeful Wanderer flash fiction series. Juggler of day job leadership responsibilities, friends and family, and writing ambitions. Writer, game master, comic relief.

thumbnailGraduated from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelor degree in English. One short-story published in Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, Vol. 2 and two more in WTAMU’s The Legacy, with more to come. Playing tabletop RPGs with friends for character and story practice, and reading books for fun.


In loving memory of Trinket, the best dog in the world. 4/14/19

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello,

    I noticed that on each of your blog posts, there is a part that shows the approximate time it will take to read the post. I have for some time been looking for a way to add this to my blog but have found no helpful results; how did you put it in?


    1. Hey ikwords,

      That feature came with the theme I use for the website now. While on the personal level plan, I was using the Twenty Sixteen theme for a couple of years, as I didn’t like any of the other free themes available. I have no idea if the free themes may have this option now; you could look through what’s there to find out for sure.

      When I upgraded my plan to premium at the beginning of June, that unlocked premium plans for me. A few of the options available had the ‘minutes to read’ feature including this theme, which is part of why I chose it.

      So I would suggest looking through the themes you have available to you to see if any of them already have that feature. Alternatively, if you have a Business level plan or higher, you may be able to activate this feature as a plug-in. I would check WordPress’s help center to find out all your options.

      1. Thanks so much for the response. I did see that it was a plugin but I’m not looking to have a Business plan, not yet at least. I didn’t think of the fact that it might come with a theme. I’m quite happy with my current theme so I think I can live without a Reading Time section 😛 but thank you so much for the ideas!

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