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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 to flash fiction in particular. Whenever I open one of the numerous sites I follow or one of the anthologies I [...]
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. At 1,463 words, it is considered a masterwork of short fiction. I rewrote it to understand Hemingway's use of subtext and [...]
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 are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images." I'm not going to pretend to contextualize John Gardner's [...]
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!
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 - The Atlantic
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 had no companion to the reception, … Source: On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub
Guest Post by Florence LeFevre I’ve wondered, over the years, about that simple question. Why do I write? I’m an average person, with an average life, nothing out of the ordinary. Just plain me, with my family, friends, and addictions to TV Shows and salted caramel. But still, I write. The cliché is [...]
Today guest Buccaneer and YA Author Tanaz Bhathena shares a story about the importance of trying new ideas and adapting your writing habits. Source: FLEXIBILITY: Learning to Plot When You're a Pantser