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I am Day 6

Horror Scribes offered an interesting challenge for the end of 2017 – The 12 days of Christmas Horror Flash contest. It was a little hard for me because Christmas is not the sort of thing I want to mess with … Continue reading

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COMING SOON: 42 Flash

Join us January 1st for 42 days of flash fiction prompts – on 42 Flash

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Writing Deadlines

It’s funny, I participate in flash fiction contests where you have anywhere from one hour to one week to write a story and publish it, and yet having a month to write up to three stories for an anthology fills me … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Lisa Crayton

Originally posted on Flash! Friday:
What a pleasure and honor to welcome Lisa Crayton to the Spotlight mic. She’s a multi-published author and co-author, freelance writer, writing mentor, editor, conference and workshop speaker, former publisher of a two-time Writer’s Digest 101…

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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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Before you use that thesaurus…

We all have a tendency to repeat words and phrases when we’re writing, especially in longer works.  One of the tricks to get around this is to write your first draft and then use the thesaurus to correct the problem. … Continue reading

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