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Seven More Authors You Need To Meet Right Now

Before Project Liberatio came out, I published a Five Authors You Need To Meet Right Now post, through which you met some talented authors who have been kind enough to support my work. With Project Ancora just weeks away from release, I want to introduce you to seven more such authors, who have critiqued, written…

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Where Are You On The Writing Growth Curve?

My son and my mom are officially the same height. I’m taller than they are. But I digress. My son has always been above average on the growth curve. Now, having just turned twelve, he’s caught up to his grandmother. He’s tall. And she’s . . . less than tall. I may or may not…

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Flash Fiction: Dancing On Rocks

Do you ever wake in the middle of the night and your brain decides that’s the best time to be creative? I’ve been awake since 2 A.M. (thanks, cat), and I finally got up at 4:00 after chewing on an idea for this week’s 99-word flash piece in response to the following prompt, courtesy of Carrot…

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Flash Fiction: The Rebel

As I pondered a story idea for my next 99-word flash piece, two more ideas coalesced into something I can only hope I will do justice in such a short space. First, the story. Under that I’ll offer some background. The Rebel I squeeze my hankie as I approach the massive cathedral. The veins in…

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Three Ways Writing A Plot Twist Is Like Telling A Joke

Who doesn’t love a good joke? Lots of people pay hard-earned money to see comedians stand on stage and make them laugh. But have you thought about what makes a joke funny? There’s an element of surprise when a joke makes you laugh. You expect a story or situation to go one direction, and it ends…