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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,

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

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

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

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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.

Rise of the Storm Book Review

Rise of the Storm – A Review

In the last few years, much of my non-reading entertainment has been focused on fantasy worlds in one way or another, whether it be the adventures of Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit movies or the latest season of Game of Thrones. Add to that a bit

One Year of Writing Challenges – Now What?

In September, 2015, I discovered the monthly writing challenge on Twitter. The goal seemed simple: write 500 words per day or edit for one hour per day. Since I had just started getting back into writing fiction again after a long hiatus, it seemed like

Firewatch

Firewatch – The Review

It’s 1989. With your family life in turmoil, you’re looking for an escape, at least for a while. An opportunity to become a fire lookout for a summer in the Wyoming wilderness presents itself and before you know it, you’re looking out over the vast

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