Weekend Writing Prompt for 3.26.16: Left Behind

March 26, 2016

 Left Behind A carryall is left behind on a deserted road out in a field.

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“Short Takes: Interviews with Short Story Writers” with Clifford Garstang

March 24, 2016

When it comes to having a diverse background (always an asset for fiction writers!), author and short story writer Clifford Garstang definitely fits the bill! In terms of education, Clifford has a BA in Philosophy from Northwestern University, an MA in English and a JD—both from Indiana University—and an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. 

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 3.19.16

March 19, 2016

Try as ye might, it can not be stopped The sand slips from top to bottom, grain by grain, and there is no way to stop it.

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“Short Takes: Interviews with Short Story Writers” with Drew Avera

March 17, 2016

The tagline on Drew Avera’s (pronounced Avery) website says he’s a “writer of fast-paced thrillers for the attention deficit”—one of the more interesting author branding I’ve seen in awhile! An active-duty Navy veteran, Drew grew up in rural Mississippi, but he has spent the last fifteen years living in Virginia with his wife and two […]

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 3.12.16

March 12, 2016

 Heading to nowhere   The tracks lead somewhere, but where?

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Five Fiction Markets for March

March 10, 2016

What are you waiting for? Short stories piling up on your hard drive? Manuscripts stuck in the “to be submitted” stack? It’s time to send them out!

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The Never-Ending Learning Curve of Book Marketing

March 1, 2016

The more you find out, the more you realize you still don’t know… So I’ve been doing all kinds of research on book marketing, looking for strategies, trying (and discarding) various ways of creating a plan and considering the physical vs. the virtual vs. the whatever-else-there-is. And sometimes I just want to throw my hands up […]

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 2.27.16

February 27, 2016

The letter and the key… The letter and the key were all they found…

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Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories Hits the Road!

February 23, 2016

  When do you stop promoting your book? After 6 months? After a year? Never? If you chose answer #3, you’d be right.

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 2.20.16

February 20, 2016

Get ready for Tell A Fairy Tale Day with this week’s writing prompt!

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