Tag: Flash Fiction

A Week of Writing: 3/29/21 to 4/4/21

First week of April and I’ve got good writing news to report. Words to Write By This week’s quote is one I’ve used before, but I like it, so I’m gonna use it again. 🙂 “I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/29/21 to 4/4/21”

Night Walk Wednesday: Things That Grow

Welcome to the next 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. The first story we’re going to discuss is “Things That Grow.” How it Started… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: Things That Grow”

A Week of Writing: 3/22/21 to 3/28/21

The final week of March has come and gone. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week it’s another quote from Elmore Leonard. “I don’t judge in my books. I don’t have to have the antagonist get shot or the protagonist… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/22/21 to 3/28/21”

Night Walk Wednesday: The Big Picture

Hey, folks, this will be the first post in a series where I discuss the stories in my upcoming flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths, which will be published by The Molotov Cocktail on 4/22/21. What I aim to do with… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: The Big Picture”

A Week of Writing: 3/15/21 to 3/21/21

Another productive week of writing. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Ray Bradbury. “You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”    – Ray Bradbury Since I’m still in the middle of a rejection streak… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/15/21 to 3/21/21”

Write What You Know: I Just Work Here

One of my favorite books about the craft is Stephen King’s On Writing. It’s chocked full of interesting anecdotes and useful tidbits about King’s approach to the written word (definitely check it out if you haven’t already). Much of that book has stuck with… Continue Reading “Write What You Know: I Just Work Here”

A Week of Writing: 2/15/21 to 2/21/21

Another week of writing, submitting, revising, the works. Words to Write By This week we return to the bottomless well of writerly wisdom that is Elmore Leonard. “All the information you need can be given in dialogue.” ― Elmore Leonard If you’re not particularly adept… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 2/15/21 to 2/21/21”

A Week of Writing: 2/8/21 to 2/14/21

A little late, but here’s one more week of authorly activities. Words to Write By This week it’s one of my favorite Hemingway quotes. “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” ~ Ernest Hemingway I don’t think… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 2/8/21 to 2/14/21”

Weeks of Writing: 1/25/21 to 2/7/21

Missed a week, but I’m back with a double dose of writerly doings. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from author Joyce Carol Oates. “The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.” —Joyce Carol Oates I think I… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 1/25/21 to 2/7/21”

Withdrawing a Withdrawal: A Submission Saga

I often encounter a general sense among authors that magazine editors are waiting to pounce on them if they make a mistake or need to ask for an appropriate allowance in the submission process. The belief is that an error or request will result… Continue Reading “Withdrawing a Withdrawal: A Submission Saga”

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