Month: November 2018

My Three-Part Flash Fiction Formula

I write a lot of flash fiction, and I’ve been lucky enough to publish a fair amount of it. What follows is my basic formula for writing stories under 1,000 words. It is not, of course, the only way to write flash fiction or…

A Week of Writing: 11/19/18 to 11/25/18

Hey, all, here’s another week of writerly workings. Words to Write By This week I return, once again, to the hallowed wisdom of Stephen King. “Sometimes you have to go on when you don’t feel like it, and sometimes you’re doing good work when…

A Week of Writing: 11/12/18 to 11/18/18

Late again and missing a week, but I’m back on track with another weekly writing update. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from comedian, actor, producer, and writer Carol Leifer. “As a writer, the worst thing you can do is work in…

Submissions: No Accounting for Taste

The old saying goes one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. That’s applicable to a wide variety of creative endeavors, and writing is no exception. What I mean is that when you send out submissions, whether or not you get published is due to…

One-Hour Flash – The God in the Lake

Time to share another bit of flash fiction that didn’t quite make the grade. I haven’t done one of these in a while, so just as a reminder, this is a story that I wrote in one hour as part of a flash fiction…

A Week of Writing: 10/29/18 to 11/4/18

Another Tuesday update. Here’s the writing week that was. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from heralded science fiction author Larry Niven. You learn by writing short stories. Keep writing short stories. The money’s in novels, but writing short stories keeps your…

Submission Statement: October 2018

October has come and gone, and here are my submission endeavors for the month. October 2018 Report Card Submissions Sent: 10 Rejections: 11 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 3 Ten submissions is solid, and it puts me at 106 for the year. Lots of rejections this…

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