Category: Short Fiction

Would you click on this book cover?

Should a writer create her own book cover? Most artists would recommend leaving cover creation to the professionals and I will. The cover to my self-published ebook, Feeding Frenzy, will be professionally designed. It’s my most popular work yet, garnering a Watty

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Today should be WCDR gratitude day!

  Phoenix Short Story Contest The finalists in the WCDR Phoenix short story contest have been announced and I’m on the list! Congratulations to all finalists.   After School Steve Lloyd Birds of a Feather Derek Mascarenhas Bittergreen My Life

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1, 2, 4, 6: A System for Writing Success

Writers: Experiment with 1, 2, 4, 6, and Increase Productivity This article is inspired by Scott Meyer’s blog post about writing success for screenwriters. In it he advocates “1, 2, 7, 14,” as a structure for becoming a more productive writer.

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November Creative Updates

Creative Teaching Update I Wish My Teacher Knew, the non-fiction online book I made to collect first-person stories about education and creativity, has received over 1050 reads on Wattpad. This is exciting because the more people read it, the more

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Urban Green Man Online Book Launch, Can-Con Readings and NaNoWriMo Panel

I will be reading a published story “Wild Caving” and my poem “Fallow God” from the Urban Green Man Anthology at Can-Con (Spec Fic Convention) in Ottawa, Canada on Oct 5-6. If you plan to attend, I will also be involved in

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Lena Coakley’s Witchlanders & WCDR Contest update

Witchlanders I attended the WCDR breakfast meeting this morning. Speaker Lena Coakley was excellent, laying out the seven things she wished she had known about story, before she published her first novel. Lena is the author of Witchlanders, a high

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New Yorker Stories

Here’s more literary fun for your MP3 player: New Yorker Stories podcast Current New Yorker writers chose stories from the archives. These are recordings of classic New Yorker stories, introduced and discussed. Happy listening.

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Clockwork by Philip Pullman

There’s been a pattern to my recent reviews. The books are tending to be YA more than adult. That’s because I’m starting to think about fall. I’ve just been notified that I’ll have an Intermediate class next year. In the

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Mythspring and Seasonal Merrymaking

My friend Roben Goodfellow just got a story published in her very first book! It’s a collection of short stories called Mythspring. The anthology is inspired by Canadian songs and explores myths and legends across several genres. I have to

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Robin Maharaj on the Short Story

Robin Maharaj gave an excellent talk on writing short stories yesterday. For those near Toronto, he is accepting manuscripts for evaluation until the end of November. Writers of adult fiction and novel exerpts can send him 25 pages. Aspiring writers

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