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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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Poetry Part 2: Is there poetry without rhythm?

The answer, in my not so humble opinion, is yes… and no. Rhythm is in everything we do.  It is the tick of the clock, the movement of the pendulum, the very beat of our hearts is rhythmic.  Rhythm can … Continue reading

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FlashFriday: Re-imaging a story

Today’s prompt at FlashFriday  was particularly uninspiring for me, I did have a beginning line, but I had no idea what to do with it.  This time, rather than take you through the revision process in detail, I’m going to present … Continue reading

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Musing on voice, its advantages and disadvantages

The predictability of being unpredictable. As I’ve stated earlier, I’ve been writing for flash fiction contests for over a year now, and although almost all the judges judge ‘blind’ (they collect the stories without the author’s information) they almost always … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on voice and cover letters.

A lot of writing workshops and classes will talk about style and voice. These are the spices that flavor your writing and make them yours. Finding your voice as a writer is very important: it helps you establish a rapport … Continue reading

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FlashFriday – Vol 2-6 – Anatomy of a story

This time, rather than reverse engineer my story’s progress and comment after the fact, I decided to write down the entire process.   As you may or may not know, FlashFriday is a flash fiction (short story/micro fiction) contest that … Continue reading

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Flash Friday Vol.2 -5 Adventures in Judging part 2

1/10/2014 – Stay up until Midnight to see the picture and see if anything strikes me as interesting.  – I have a few ideas, but a long day ahead of me so I go to bed. I have a few … Continue reading

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Never take a scientist to a Science Fiction Movie

While I was writing about the woes of taking a writer to the movies, I remembered my own childhood,  and having to tell my dad: “just sit back and watch…” I was too young to know the phrase “suspension of … Continue reading

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Writing my first flash fiction

I wrote my first flash fiction yesterday, and it was oddly more challenging that I’d expected.  There are the standard concerns: will I be able to come up with something for a prompt and have it ready to post within … Continue reading

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My Best Iced Coffee to Date:

I hereby dedicate this post to those of us trying to stay awake on a Monday Morning. Cherry-Amaretto, Chocolate-Caramel Mocha. Heavenly, sublime and oh so tasty.  Oh, thank heaven for 7-11. Of course, you can’t do it a just any … Continue reading

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