Confession of a reading writer: it takes me forever to read a collection of short stories…

...because the nature of short stories, for me, demands slow consumption (I wonder if that's why I almost always write them slow, too. Putting them down halfway through for days or even longer before finishing them. Hmmmm). I don't mean short stories are automagically HALLELUJAH THE CLOUDS PART AND A RAY OF EPIPHANY TRANSFIXES MY... Continue Reading →

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Writing Longhand

The more I write, the more I find that I prefer to write longhand instead of using the computer. (It's worth noting that the computer RULES for editing, rewriting, rearranging, and otherwise molding a story into the right shape.) I always start a story by hand. I scribble notes and write a page or two.... Continue Reading →

Hacking A Story Apart…

(This post first appeared on my Patreon page on 24 February. Patrons -- even if all they can spare is one thin dollar per month -- see my posts first. They also get to see the stories I publish 30 days in advance, plus a FREE .pdf copy, even if I charge for the ebook... Continue Reading →

Seriously Eclectic, Short Stories Edition

Double vision!  The upside of having an eclectic vision, or, put another way, of being a scatterbrain: variety!  I love variety in just about everything.  Music, food, my reading, my writing.  The downside: lack of focus.  Focus has its advantages.  It's easier to finish things when you're focused.  Finishing stories can be a struggle for me. ... Continue Reading →

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