Month: April 2019

A Week of Writing: 4/22/19 to 4/28/19

Seven more days down. Here’s the writing week that was. Words to Write By The quote this week comes from Louis L’Amour. “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” — Louis L’Amour I come back to this…

The Random Rejection Generator v1.0

If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know I like to have a little fun with rejections (it helps keep me mostly sane), and I’ve created a number of activities writers can do with their nos and not for us’s…

A Week of Writing: 4/15/19 to 4/21/19

Another week in the books. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By The quote this week is another of Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing. Never open a book with weather. If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a character’s reaction to…

Weeks of Writing: 3/25/19 to 4/14/19

Well, I fell behind on these again, so here’s a three-week catch-up of the weeks that were. Words to Write By The quote this week comes from Stephen King.  “The writer must have a good imagination to begin with, but the imagination has to…

Micromanagement: 4 Benefits of Writing Tiny

I’ve been writing Twitter microfiction under the #vss365 hashtag for roughly two months. This is my first experience writing at this very limited scale, and I’m finding it both fun and educational. I’m by no means an expert, but there is definite value in…

Submission Statement: March 2019

March has come and gone, and here’s how I did for the month. March 2019 Report Card Submissions Sent: 12 Rejections: 7 Acceptances: 3 Publications: 2 Submission Withdrawal: 1 Okay, this was a pretty good month. A dozen submissions is great, three acceptances is…

A Month of Microfiction: March 2019

In late February I started writing daily Twitter microfiction under the #vss365 hashtag (that’s very short stories). I’ve had a real blast writing these things, and the prompts have been fun and challenging. I’ve been a flash fiction writer for a long time, but…

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