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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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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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Poetry: Part 2 Interrelationships

As stated in the overview, emotion, rhythm and meaning are building blocks of poetry.  In Part 1 we discussed them in relationship to words, now it’s time to think about their relationship to each other. One of the best examples … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Challenge – Race the Date #1

This story was written for the first “Race the Date” a flash fiction challenge,  (a weekly flash fiction contest hosted by Cara Michaels ) The Universal Truth of Time Travel They say that time travel is difficult, if not impossible, … Continue reading

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Race The Date

Race The Date Race The Date Join Cara Michaels for ‘Race the Date’ flash fiction contest , click on the link for details Today’s prompt:  Time Travel.

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Flash! Friday # 45

Flash! Friday # 45. Another great entry by a talented writer you should follow!

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Contest: Who Has Visited the Most States?

Contest: Who Has Visited the Most States?. A great blogger and amazing writer asks: How many states have you visited…

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Flash! Friday # 38

Flash! Friday # 38. The new prompt is up and the clock is ticking.  This is a great challenge to write, and a lot of fun to read. Come out and join us!

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Friday’s Flash

Another weekend and another FlashFriday in the books. After having word goals with little to no leeway, we were given the word limit of 100-200 words. After cutting and scrimping for weeks, it felt good to write something that had … Continue reading

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