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Patreon Post: California Ghosts

There are other dangers in the hills, but you know if you keep walking towards the sunset, eventually you will find the ocean – perhaps cliffs dropping down, perhaps sand and rock sloping. There are more ghosts in the ocean than anywhere else, but that is because it is so very large, and most of them are fish and gulls, whose ghosts pay no attention to humans.
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Video for the Flash Fiction Class

I’ve been having enough fun with the free version of Powtoons that I’m thinking about upgrading. Here’s a video for the flash fiction that I’m 90% happy with. Please like it or share it if you enjoy it.

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Here’s Where I Am At Norwescon Today – Sunday

My schedule for Norwescon 35’s last day, and details on upcoming classes.
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A Couple of Flash Fiction Recommendations for 3/19/2013

I really like this flash piece. It’s lovely and sweet. “Beholder” by Sarah Grey on Flash Fiction Online. Another flash piece, this time from the inimitable Folly Blaine, Scattered.

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Upcoming Classes Through June

I’m in the process of adding a section on the website that permanently lists what’s coming up – it will be here and currently holds a duplicate of the info in this post. Please pass the URL to this link … Continue reading

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Story Prompts: Ten Impulses Towards Flash

I talked yesterday about flash fiction, what it is and why writers might want to write some. I mentioned that it’s a great place to try out new techniques. So here’s five possible things to focus on in a flash piece, with five more coming on Monday. Pick one and sit down and write the story. How long should it be? That’s entirely your call. Continue reading

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Why Flash Fiction?

I’m doing my Flash Fiction workshop tonight (not Saturday, apologies for any confusion) and so I’m prompted to talk about some of my motivation in giving the class and why I think it’s a useful one for writers. What is flash fiction? As the name would imply, it’s short. Short, short, short. It’s sometimes called short-short stories for that reason. Continue reading

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Happily Busy

The Writing F&SF class has come and gone, which frees up some time, but is kinda sad because it’s a fun way to spend an evening a week. I’ll be teaching at BCC at the end of July – the Blogging 101 class plus a one day workshop on writing flash fiction that should be a lot of fun on July 28th. Come August, I’m doing a teen workshop for the King County Library System at the Issaquah Library. Continue reading

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What I’m Teaching At Bellevue College, Summer 2011

I’ll be teaching two classes at Bellevue College this summer. The first is a one day workshop called Sudden Fiction, in which we’ll be talking about and writing several examples of flash fiction. The second is the Blogging and Social Networking 101 class, which runs two sessions. Continue reading

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