Tag Archives: flash fiction

Where Newbies Go Wrong

Here’s the thing: anyone can write a book. The only limitation I can think of is a complete inability to communicate. Stephen Hawking, by the way, produced at least a half-dozen books after losing the ability to speak due to … Continue reading

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From Short Story to Novel–Part Two

The story of Scott and Daphne, plus assorted lizards, faires, and other odd creatures continues. If you missed part one, you probably ought to go back and read it now. Here’s your handy-dandy link: Click Here! In case you forgot … Continue reading

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Time for a pat on the back…

In one of my classes recently, the writing assignment called for a scene written from the point of view of a non-human character. The idea was to push writers out of their comfort zones and force them to attempt something … Continue reading

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How long should a story be? How to write a novel–part 38

It depends. Although the question isn’t nearly as stupid as, say, “How tall is a battleship. True or False?” In traditional publishing, manuscript length has some generally agreed upon standards. The most common of these are: short story, novelette, novella and … Continue reading

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