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Time: Short Story

The best short stories have been the shortest. Even the short stories that take pages and pages to tell feel ...
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Talking to Yourself: Mo Haydr

I first stumbled on Mo Haydr’s works when I was a poor, broke grad student haunting the local library in ...
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Rhythm: The Stop

Gilmore Girls’ actress, Alexis Bledsoe, once talked about doing tongue twisters to practice for the high-paced chatter style of Amy ...
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Setting: Geography Determines the Winner

If ever there is a battle with the word “hill” in it, know that the winner had the high ground. ...
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Practice: Copy Style

Somewhere in college I had a very earnest travel literature teacher. He was actually pretty good; terribly enthusiastic about Mark ...
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Sunday Check-In 1

How it’s going: It’s Tuesday. Count: 135/80,000 Check List: Writing prep – x Writing – in progress Edit prep – ...
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Rhythm: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

One of the seminal alphabet learning books in the last century was, without a doubt, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I ...
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Structure: Skin Game

Caution: Massive spoilers I’ve been following Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files since Summer Knight, which I read on my Nintendo DS. ...
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Titles: Annie Proulx’s Short Stories

Annie Proulx’s short stories make a fantastic use of space in an important way. She completely understands the limitations of ...
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Kick-Off: 100 Day Project

I’m participating in the 100 day project this year (2020) and this post serves as my declaration. From April 7 ...