My Writing Process, or Dirty Dancing with the Muses

Some people are plotters, some people leave their characters adrift in hopes they will do something interesting. Stephen King is in the latter camp, adamantly a member of the let-the-characters-do-their-thing party. I imagine Tolkien must have been a plotter, and a big one. He started out building a language and then wrote a story for it. I'm …

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SHARE: 8 Unstoppable Rules For Writing Killer Short Stories

So like the last share, this is another article I came across in one of my Facebook groups that I almost never pay attention to. The article 8 Unstoppable Rules for Writing Killer Short Stories by Charlie Jane Anders offers a lot of good advice. This advice is more applicable to genre stories like science fiction and fantasy, but if …

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(Flash Story) The Adventures of Iric, Vol 20

Iric’s heart thundered in his chest as he strode to the cafe. Hunter hopped along at his side. Seeming to notice his apprehension, the dog rubbed her head reassuringly against his leg. The young watchman stopped in his tracks. A thousand emotions and thoughts fought for center stage in his mind. He stared at the …

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(Flash Story) The Adventures of Iric, Vol 19

Iric couldn’t have guessed that Sergeant Vott was such an avid Foxes and Larks player. The moment the big man found out the rookie watchman was learning the game, he disappeared into the dark, dusty storage room. “Any man with even a slight measure of wits should know this game,” Vott said from the cavernous …

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(Flash Story) The Adventures of Iric, Vol 18

The old man chuckled, the wisdom lines on his face bursting out in chaotic patterns, not unlike the cracks on a spot of sun-dried mud after a storm. “This isn’t funny,” Iric said, trying to contain his frustration. “There’s a thief on the loose, and if I don’t catch him, Sergeant Vott will have my …

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Here’s to breaking new ground! – Check out my story now on Eternal Remedy

Things seem to be picking up for me. I had another story published today, this time by Eternal Remedy. This story was originally posted on my blog under the title The Adventures of Iric, Vol. 7. A unique title was added during the submission process. The story is now called "Memories of the South." The stuff …

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