Life would be very miserable indeed

Things are somewhat turbulent in my neck of the woods with the primary election happening in a few days. I won't give the particulars, but depending on the outcome of a local contest my day job may be coming to an end. Big changes could be just aroun...

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May 15, 2024
Get to the trauma - corrected link

CORRECTED LINK NOTED BELOWI haven't got the winning flash fiction stories posted to my website yet, but it will happen soon. There may be one winner who hasn't approved posting yet.Let me pass on a tip from my presentation on forging unforgettable st...

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May 01, 2024
Get to the trauma

I haven't got the winning flash fiction stories posted to my website yet, but it will happen soon. There may be one winner who hasn't approved posting yet.Let me pass on a tip from my presentation on forging unforgettable stories: Get to the trauma (...

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May 01, 2024
Flash Fiction Winners and a presentation teaser

The team has voted and the winner and runners up of the flash fiction contest are named farther down. First, take a look at this:I've got a story in this one, along with some other fine authors who are probably better known than am I. That cover call...

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Apr 15, 2024
Car wars and short stories

I know it's April Fool's day, but there's no foolin' in this letter. I believe it's also Debbie Reynolds' birthday. My grandfather and a granddaughter also have birthday's today.I saw a friendly face at the DMV. Actually, they were all friendly--it's...

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Apr 01, 2024
A dad joke, releasing raw footage, and more

Every week I'm adding to my presentation on Forging Unforgettable Stories with my three so-called secret elements of literary alchemy. Even if I don't present it, it's a worthwhile exercise in identifying important story elements and ways to think ab...

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Mar 16, 2024
Presentations, Panels, the last short story

I'm looking for panel/presentation ideas for the Writers Cantina in June. I've been accepted as a panelist/presenter, but no one has come forward to say, "You do such a fantastic job at writing _____ in your books that we want you on a panel to discu...

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Mar 01, 2024
A short note and contest for books

I've got more books to share. Here's how to get your choice:Flash Fiction Contest: Submit a story of 500 words or less. The story must include a pool table OR a piece of farm machinery. Submit your story in the body of your email, or you may attach i...

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Feb 16, 2024
Coming at you with Bugs, Cowboys, Cavalry, and Excerpts

I've got bugs in my system--6 chapters worth, a space cowboy short story in the works, and another story about the cavalry at Leipzig still in research mode. The bugs and cowboy stories are moving along at a satisfying pace.Is the collaborative story...

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Feb 01, 2024