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A Not So Simple Case of Stage Fright

Here’s something both new and a little different. Possibly even suitable for a younger audience. Let me know what you think. “I’m done for,” Jack told himself. “If I weren’t such a chicken, I’d take my bike out on the … Continue reading

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Taco Logic

Here’s a fable from my short story collection Who Put Scoundrels In Charge? (Available here.) I’d love for this to become required reading for anyone studying economics and/or political science. What do you think? “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays … Continue reading

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I Love Cautionary Tales

Eventually, I’ll get back to offering writing advice, but for now, I’m going with another short story. This one first appeared in the anthology Between the Darkness and the Fire published in 1998. It has been reprinted a number of … Continue reading

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Camera Angles and Paragraph Tangles

And you thought I was just a novelist. Sigh. It’s funny how certain things can coincide in one’s life and suggest ideas and/or actions unlikely to occur on their own. Such was the case for me recently when I found … Continue reading

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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 Three

In case you tuned in late, this conversation begins HERE. It moved forward last week, and the link for that is HERE. If you haven’t read the first two installments and hope to make sense of what comes next, you’re … 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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