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February 2019

So many words, so many choices. English is such a rich language. And as our writing skills improve we realize that we can likely choose any genre, character, setting, or situation and craft a good story. It can be hard to focus and get started—hence these prompts, which seek both to intrigue and to limit you. This week I'll give... Read more →

It's that time of the year again, when Hallmark, Laura Secord and countless florists seek to help us chase away the winter blues with a bit of romance. So, in the spirit of the season, let's try a love story. A love story between monsters. They can be cuddly little furballs, shambling zombies, blood-sucking vampires, or many tentacled space creatures—your... Read more →

There are many articles out there on the Interwebs about writing, but I did read an interesting article in the Guardian about writing Flash Fiction. I'll share the main points. They were: Start in the middle. Don't use too many characters. Make sure that the ending isn't at the end. Sweat your title. Make your last line ring like a... Read more →