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Review: Flash Fiction International

Very Short Stories from Around the World Edited by: James Thomas, Robert Shapard, Christopher Merril   Amazon Goodreads I'm going to make a confession. I'm addicted. I'm absolutely addicted to reading in general, but also [...]

Review – The Best Small Fictions of 2016

Guest Editor: Stuart Dybek Series Editor: Tara L. Masih   Amazon Goodreads (Blogger Note: I apologize for the delay in posting. I have not devised a workable writing/editing calendar that acknowledges the chaos of real life. [...]

Flash/Short Fiction Review Series

In September, 2016, I took a flash fiction course with Writers.com under the tutelage of the esteemed poet and writer, Barbara Henning.  The very first story presented was Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway. [...]

Adventures in Flash Fiction – The Writer’s Spot

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Guest Book Review – The Lion by Joseph Kessel

by Joseph Kessel Amazon Goodreads Guest Review by Florence Lefebvre "She had the same right as any animal to experience the sacred spasm that makes the earth quiver with a wet trembling every spring." (Belle [...]

Book Review: On Becoming a Novelist

Amazon Good Reads This is not a review as much as a collection of impressions. "We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we [...]

Review: Eight Letters to a Young Writer

Teju Cole Eight Letters to a Young Writer_ by Teju Cole "Above all else, resist the temptation to be trite." This is not a review as much as a collection of impressions. I recently went [...]

Book Review – Palm Trees in the Snow

Amazon Author's Page Amazon Goodreads Review My thoughts: Palm Trees in the Snow is a translation of the novel by the Spanish writer, Luz Gabás. The novel addresses the tensions between [...]

50 Romance Plot Ideas!

This post was originally titled, “Master List of Romantic Conflicts,” but it really contains big ideas for entire plots. Of course, to write an engrossing love story–whether it… Source: 50 Romance Plot Ideas!

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The Red Rising Trilogy and Lip Service Feminism | Rabbit Hole

Let’s get a few things out of the way first. Pierce Brown’s Red Rising and its sequel Golden Son are well-written, intelligent sci-fi. The world-building’s solid (if a bit cliche-… Source: The Red Rising Trilogy [...]

Why American Publishing Needs Indie Presses Like Graywolf, Coffee House Press, and Dorothy – The Atlantic

As books from major publishers get bigger and more expensive, smaller houses are taking risks on more creative, original works. Source: Why American Publishing Needs Indie Presses Like Graywolf, Coffee House Press, and Dorothy - [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub

A year ago at a literary festival in Wales, I met a woman. It was at a reception at a castle that had a beautiful park and a regal view of the Welsh landscape. I [...]