Weekend Writing Prompt for 5.28.16: Escape

May 28, 2016

Escape He had promised last night to fix the bar. He had sworn that, before another day passed, it would be repaired.

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Update on Peripheral Visions — The Story and The Book

May 26, 2016

The latest on my latest project It’s hard to believe that almost two months ago I was planning my trip to Florida for my combination book tour/book research. The “tour” part was for TRAVELING LEFT OF CENTER AND OTHER STORIES and the “research” part was for the “Peripheral Visions” story. (Here’s an excerpt.)

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 5.21.16: Out or down?

May 21, 2016

Out or down? They told him it would be okay. They told him it would work. They told him all he had to do was give it time.

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“Short Takes: Interviews with Short Story Writers” with Kathryn Kulpa

May 19, 2016

It’s no secret that I have a passion for short stories—writing them and reading them! And when I came across this description of Kathryn Kulpa’s short story collection Pleasant Drugs—characters [who] live in a world of “sometimes” but seek a world of “always”—I sensed I had found a kindred spirit. So of course I had […]

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 5.14.16: Waiting

May 14, 2016

Waiting She had just come from the beauty shop, her hair freshly curled, her nails brightly polished in a shimmering turquoise shade. Even Roxy looked her best. The groomer, she decided after a thorough examination, had outdone herself this time.

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Five Fiction Markets for May

May 12, 2016

Write. Revise. Submit. Repeat. Don’t let your stories accumulate on your hard drive or take up space in your filing cabinet. Submit those pieces!

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Hitting the Writing Wall

May 10, 2016

The writing wall The wall is there. The wall is there and I have hit it. The wall is there and I have hit it hard.

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 5.8.16: Journeys to distant lands

May 8, 2016

Journeys to distant lands She found the box in her grandmother’s attic when she was clearing out the house. Inside were travel brochures about other countries, old songbooks in foreign languages, and one photograph carefully preserved between sheets of rice paper.

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“Editor Interviews” with Joseph Levens of The Summerset Review

May 5, 2016

The Summerset Review was founded in 2002, and is exclusively devoted to the review and publication of unsolicited fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The literary journal is released quarterly on the 15th of March, June, September, and December on the Internet, and periodically in print form. (Follow The Summerset Review on Twitter at @SummersetReview.)

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 5.1.16: The Brick Wall

May 1, 2016

The Brick Wall A different type of a prompt for this weekend since it’s the start of a new month… You sit down to write and you hit it: the brick wall. What thoughts come into your mind when the words aren’t there?

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