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Crossroads and a New Direction

Sometimes we come to a crossroads in our lives where we have to make a choice and/or change direction. For the last little while, those of you who follow my blog might have noticed a sharp decrease in the number … Continue reading

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Nor’easter by Dyane Forde

NOR’EASTER by Dyane Forde North “Wake up.” I opened my eyes against the morning glare but immediately shrunk back from a headache. White and black stars pulsed before my eyes; those two words, “Wake up”, a hammer pulverising the side…

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Repost: Mistakes to Avoid in Short Story Writing

Looking for some professional tips on how to prepare your short story for submission? This is a great article by Anne Leigh Parrish, fiction editor for Eclectica Magazine, who shares concrete, easy to understand tips and suggestions on the subject. … Continue reading

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Looking for something new? Try a Flash Fiction Contest

I won! After the posting of my last article that included the flash fiction piece The Task, I was invited to enter a WOW555, flash fiction contest hosted by author, ghostwriter, and editor Wendy Strain on her blog writeonwendy. It was a … Continue reading

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Never Say Never, or You Just Might Find Yourself Writing Longhand–Shiver!

Rarely will you hear me say I will never do something. Why? Because you never know when those words will come back to bite you in your plump, writer’s behind. What follows is just such an example.  I haven’t written … Continue reading

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