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Exploring More Short Fiction With Chat Stories By Tap

A few months ago, I explored what I labeled microfiction using an app called Talehunt. Today, I’m about to explore yet another short fiction style that may be on the upswing: chat stories. Most of you that read this have used SMS, Facebook Messenger, Twitter,

Tools of a Writer - Jotterpad

The Tools of A Writer – Writing On The Go With JotterPad

For those of us that write, finding the time to jot down ideas throughout the day is as important as writing a story. These little nuggets collected from random thoughts often become the seeds of our next great story. The methods we use to record

Exploring the Tools of a Writer - An Introduction

Exploring the Tools of a Writer – An Introduction

Throughout the centuries, mankind has taken it upon themselves to record events of their particular era for posterity using whatever means were available to them at the time. From the hieroglyphs of the ancient Egyptians to the runes of the Vikings and writings of the

February Writing Scorecard

About six months ago, I looked back on a year of participation in the Monthly Writing Challenge on Twitter and what that had meant for my writing output. The results were pretty good, I thought. I wrote more in that one year than I ever

Humphrey Flash Fiction

Humphrey – A Short Story

The Dome. That’s what they called it. In reality, it was more of a quarter dome, an observation hall that provided a view of Earth to those that came there. Many did, often to look back at what once was or just to meditate on

One Last Time

One Last Time – Flash Fiction

The man in the gray overcoat sat in his old station wagon. He waited. He took a sip of coffee from an old thermos and adjusted his glasses. He glanced at his watch and looked up and down the street that intersected with the side

Shadow of the Beast - Flash Fiction

Shadow of the Beast – Flash Fiction

The hunter looked down from the top of the clock tower onto the village below. Lit only by the pale light of the full moon above him, shadows reached across the streets and alleys like fingers of the undead. Small fires throughout the village lit

Manuskript

Manuskript – The Open Source Writing Tool for Writers

As I do my best to come up with fiction that is interesting to read, the bit about transferring what’s in my mind to a sentence, a paragraph, a page, a chapter and then finally a book, well, that part is also very important. After

Exploring The World Of Microfiction With TaleHunt

The society we live in is a fascinating beast. Everything evolves, everything changes, from the work we do to what we do to entertain ourselves. Take books and fiction, for example. When I was growing up, before the age of the Internet (gasp, there was

Writing

Why I’m Not Participating In NaNoWriMo

So there, I’ve said it. I’m not participating in the National Novel Writing Month this year. I just won’t. Ok, maybe it’s really not that dramatic. Here’s the scoop: in early September, I was seriously planning on participating. I had a story all lined up.

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