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Monthly Archives: December 2020
It’s the end of the year that has somehow been one of the longest and shortest in human history. To celebrate, the Rambo Academy is finishing up with a massive sale: all on-demand online writing classes are $5.
This piece of flash fiction originally appeared in Sybil’s Garage Issue Five.
I’m pleased to be making a virtual appearance with the awesome Read It Again Bookstore this Thursday! I will be reading a little from Carpe Glitter as well as from the space opera that is coming out in 2021 with … Continue reading
Verity Player’s Fiendish Bean-Dish “Oh, brilliant! What shall we bring?” Verity and her husband Sacha—and any of their family friends—will never have a host cook all alone. This is the dish they brought round to the Meiers’ for the first ‘do’ at … Continue reading
This piece of flash fiction originally appeared in Asylum Magazine in 1990 and is the first piece of fiction that I published that was not in a school literary magazine or genre magazine.
This is a short story that is a fairytale mash-up done for the anthology, Upon a Once Time, from Air and Nothingness Press. It combines two Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales, “The Red Shoes” and “The Girl Who Trod on … Continue reading
I don’t believe that the standard form we get told all stories come from is the only one an author can use. In this video, I talk about some alternate plot structures and why I think an author should be … Continue reading
his is the most useful book on writing I have ever found, and it’s the only one I will actually buy to give to people. I ended up writing the introduction to the 10th anniversary edition, because I know the publisher and, well, I’ll let that introduction tell its own story. The “Patrick” referred to in it is Patrick Swenson, the publisher who owns Fairwood Press. Continue reading
Buying a notebook for a writer? There’s so many to pick from, and you can opt for the one that best suits your recipient’s writerly type.
This originally appeared in Sybil’s Garage, Issue number three, Spring 2006. The piece of music referenced is Lucia Hwong’s “The Spell”.