Category Archives: general

The Author Transformation Alliance – New Flash Contest

Announcement   (Copied from the Blog entry on the matter) New year, new flash.  Starting this Saturday, the ATA Flash Contest is going weekly.  Each Saturday at noon, we will post a new prompt – It could be a picture, a … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction – Thursday’s Threads

Every Thursday author Siobhan Muir runs “Thursday’s Threads” it’s a Flash Fiction Contest where you are given a line from last week’s winning story as a prompt.  You have to include the line in your story (you can break it … Continue reading

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Getting back in the saddle

After a long absence and a lot of personal issues, I’m back. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 2 years since my last update and a lot has happened in that time.  I’ve been writing but with a lot … Continue reading

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Trying not to lose the reader

One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned when it comes to Miro/Flash Fiction is keeping it short without losing the story– or the audience. With flash fiction, I’ve learned that you have to limit the scope of the story and … Continue reading

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A Serious Word on Backups…

Making a backup isn’t always enough – take it from me: go the extra step and make sure a) you’ve backed up what you think you have and b) it actually worked. I’ve just come back from a ‘catastrophic’ failure … Continue reading

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Call the tech guy – Part Two

Troubleshooting a hardware problem – old school Non-geek version: I need a new computer… or least the insides of a new computer <Geek version> Last week I mentioned having hardware issues – I had hoped that a new power supply … Continue reading

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Call the tech guy!

Okay, it’s not as traditional as the dog ate my homework but… my desktop won’t boot and I can’t get to my most recent edits… I was going to edit this afternoon, I really was, but my desktop has decided … Continue reading

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