Anthology update!

Originally posted on Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR:
For those of you who are interested, we have finalized some of the ideas for the anthology.?? The theme is: scary ?? That’s a pretty broad brush, gang. Feel free to go crazy. ?? You are ALL welcome to contribute something for consideration. I’ll be the considerer.? ??…

Flash Fiction: Perfection and Regret

This week’s flash fiction challenge posed by Chuck Wendig started with some distracting fun – use InspiroBot to create “inspirational” memes, like this one. Go play with it. I’ll wait. So we were supposed to use one of InspiroBot’s memes as inspiration for a story, using the text of the meme in the story if…

Lessons From An Unplanned Road Trip

I’m writing this from a hotel room. The last hotel room in an unexpected ten-day adventure, in fact. Tomorrow, we’ll be home. Back to our non-humid, cat-filled normal lives. We were supposed to be home last Friday. Flashback to two Fridays ago. My family and I are waiting in our local airport for our flight…

Guest Post: The Dos and Don’ts to Dialogue Tags

by Ryan Lanz Writers use dialogue tags constantly. In fact, we use them so often that readers all but gloss over them. They should be invisible. However, there are ways to misuse them and make them stand out. In an effort to avoid that, let’s take a closer look at dialogue tags. Toward the end…