https://youtu.be/qxVuRqRYPo4 Good morning, writerfolk! What's the difference between an event and a short story? We explore the very basics in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Formatting: learn it, live it, and love it--especially when putting your work on submission. And knowing your audience? This is important when submitting, too! Whether your audience is a contest judge or an agent, understanding what they're looking for is critically important if you're to increase your chances of success.
This is a look of disbelief from a man who fails to understand how it's over. This morning, apparently, I finished the first draft of a new manuscript, SCAMBAIT, and I remain skeptical that I have, in fact, typed THE END. My skepticism is well founded: I started writing this one on February 28th. That's… Continue reading It’s Over, I Guess.
Laurie Buchanan contrasts the business of being with the business of doing, emphasizes the importance of developing mission and vision statements, and talks setting and achieving healthy goals for our creative and personal endeavors.
Award-winning author M.D. Neu returns to discuss non-romantic love in fiction. With examples from the magical world of Harry Potter and M.D.'s own work, what's *not* to love?
I've been away from short fiction ever since "What It Is to Smell of Man" was published in 2017. That changes this Friday. The last two years have been marked by change, personally, professionally, and on the page. Where my fiction is concerned, my focus has been exclusively on novel-length media, apparent in the publication… Continue reading This Friday: A New Short Story
National Novel Writing Month is almost here! How can you ensure you get the most out of one of the year's most popular annual events? Sione and r.r. explore with help from #WritescastChat participants.
After briefly revisiting prologues and epilogues, co-hosts Sione Aeschliman and r.r. campbell explore the ins and outs of satisfying endings, which, it turns out, are just as much about beginnings as they are anything else.
Sitting on a collection of poetry or short fiction and unsure what to do with it? This episode's for you!
In case you missed it, I recently unveiled the first chapter of my upcoming sci-fi release, Imminent Dawn, over at empathyseries.com. Category: Adult Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: January 28, 2019 Find the book on: NineStar Press | Goodreads CHAPTER ONE Chandra Chandra didn’t kill her wife, but she may as well have. Now, as Chandra herself struggled against the… Continue reading ICYMI: First Chapter Reveal – Imminent Dawn