Tag: Aeryn Rudel

One-Hour Flash: My Hero

Been a while since I’ve done one of these, but this is another story I wrote in an hour based on a visual prompt. Many of these prompted one-hour stories go on to publication, and others, like this one, well, don’t. So instead of… Continue Reading “One-Hour Flash: My Hero”

A Week of Writing: 6/7/21 to 6/13/21

Another week walks into the sunset. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Louise Brown. I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long. –Louise Brown Ain’t that the truth?… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/7/21 to 6/13/21”

100 Submissions Per Year: Why I Do It

I’m a goal-oriented person, and I like to set fairly difficult goals for myself. One of those goals is 100 short story submissions per year, which I’ve been aiming at it for the last five years straight. Let me tell you a little about… Continue Reading “100 Submissions Per Year: Why I Do It”

My New & Improved Flash Fiction Formula

I write a lot of flash fiction, and I’ve been lucky enough to publish a good amount of it. In fact, I recently published and entire anthology. The Molotov Cocktail collected 40 of my best flashes in a collection titled Night Walk & Other… Continue Reading “My New & Improved Flash Fiction Formula”

My Ever-Elusive Muse or Writing When I Don’t Want To

A topic I see come up a fair bit in writerly circles is the question of whether you should write only when you’re in the mood, i.e., feeling inspired, creative, and so on. Some writers do only write when their muses are sitting on… Continue Reading “My Ever-Elusive Muse or Writing When I Don’t Want To”

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Reprint Rejection

Been a while since I talked about the specific types of rejections a writer might receive, but here’s one that falls into kind of a unique category: the reprint rejection. It’s unique because it’s a story you know at least one editor/publisher liked enough… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Reprint Rejection”

Night Walk Wednesday: The Night, Forever, and Us

Welcome to Night Walk Wednesday, where I talk about the submission journey of a story from my flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s story is “The Night, Forever, and Us.” How it Started For once, this story did NOT start… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: The Night, Forever, and Us”

Night Walk Wednesday: Where They Belong

Welcome to another installment of Night Walk Wednesday, where I’ll talk about the submission journey of a story from my upcoming flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s story is “Where They Belong.” How it Started Yep. You guessed it. This… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: Where They Belong”

A Week of Writing: 4/12/21 to 4/18/21

Another week of writing come and gone. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from novelist Doris Lessing. “There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.” —Doris Lessing If you’re writing… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 4/12/21 to 4/18/21”

A Week of Writing: 4/5/21 to 4/11/21

Two weeks into April. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Herman Wouk. “I try to write a certain amount each day, five days a week. A rule sometimes broken is better than no rule.” ~ Herman Wouk… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 4/5/21 to 4/11/21”

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