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October 23, 2019

Here's a chance to get your best short story into the first edition of a mysterious new short story journal... and a print-only journal at that! (Easier to impress passers-by with a paper book when you're out and about.) Check the guidelines. The first issue will bloom...

August 7, 2019

Last week my next-door-neighbor took a chainsaw to the biomass covering the front of her house. Odd that she didn't take a rake to the chopped branches and leaves. But not to be bothered, I needed some sticks to stake a few of my tomato plants. So I reached inside the...

May 15, 2019

Fellow writers, do you at times find your novel characters out to lunch? On on holiday? Or maybe they're just not in a talking mood? Good, because that's when you can make use of rain gossip. The rain is always hanging (or dripping) around in some form... either as a d...

May 8, 2019

I highly recommend this one hour video for writers and those who are psychologically healing. Thinking about ways to heal in the context of your own trials is good. That's where healing starts -- engaging the brain to the task! Talking with others -- whether they be tr...

March 5, 2019

The first month of spring calls for a new perspective and a new writing prompt. In your writer's toolbox you have writing experience, knowledge of story structure, and all the writing books and novels you've read. Grab a different toolbox and get to work. Rake old idea...

February 26, 2019

Fellow writer Tom Merriman wrote an Elevensies here, and invited his visitors to write one of their own, using the word prompts and genres.

I'm a naughty schoolgirl at heart, so how could I resist this one?

Lingering after school...

He slowly erases the chalkboard.

All int...

March 13, 2018

You are stranded alone on a deserted island. Plot twist: Instead of this fate being a happily-ever-after in a solitary paradise, it's horrible. A horror story. Why? How?

Also, perhaps specifically where, when, and possibly who and... what. You get the idea: Write a stor...

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