Five Fiction Markets for February

February 9, 2016

Looking for markets where you can submit your short fiction? Ready to try your luck at fiction competitions? Check out these five fiction markets for February! Like this post? Tweet it! Tweet Where to submit your short fiction 2016 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest Submit 1,200 words or less by 2/29/16 Contest rules Juked No word limit or […]

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 2.6.16

February 6, 2016

A simple grocery list with just a few items…

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What We Do When We Don’t Want to Write

February 3, 2016

So I am writing this post as a way to avoid what I am supposed to be doing, which is work on my current novel-in-progress. Even before I started writing this, I engaged in some other “Author Avoidance Activities” (aka “AAA”), namely, feed the cats, put in a load of laundry, read Sunday’s New York Times […]

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 1.30.16

January 30, 2016

You have discovered it! Now tell us all about it! Choose one of the following words and pretend it is the name you have given to a new species that you have just discovered.

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 1.23.16

January 23, 2016

    Complete the story, starting with “If only she had arrived ten minutes sooner, then…”  

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 1.16.16

January 16, 2016

Start with this journal entry… At some point, I’ll have a better understanding of all this. Perhaps if I write it down, here in my journal, the truth will become clear to me. It all started when John came home late one night…

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Five Fiction Markets for January

January 12, 2016

Looking for markets where you can submit your short fiction? Ready to try your luck at fiction competitions? Check out these five fiction markets! Like this post? Tweet it! Tweet

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 1/3/16

January 3, 2016

Write a short interchange between two characters, using the following lines of dialogue as a starting point: “Where’s Billy?” “I thought he was with you!” Like this post? Tweet it! Tweet Like what you read? Don’t miss a post! Subscribe to my Focus on Fiction blog via RSS ! Don’t worry—I won’t share your email!

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Getting Beta Reader Input for “Reinventing Rita”

December 30, 2015

My wonderful beta readers—Dianne, Daisy, Anita, Robin, Chelsea and Danja—have been hard at work on my latest novel-in-progress, REINVENTING RITA, letting me know what worked and what didn’t.

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Another Successful “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day Event!

December 22, 2015

Last night, we had our second annual “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day event at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman, Ohio and as always, it turned out great, with a standing-room-only crowd enjoying the best in short fiction! Even the weather cooperated—the little bit of rain was certainly a lot better than inches of snow or treacherous […]

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