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Winner of Writing Challenge #26!

Jun 15, 2017   •  

In the last issue, we asked you to write about a sailor marooned on an island where surprising in...     more »


Winner of Writing Challenge #25!

Jun 1, 2017   •  

In the last issue, we asked you to write about a blind woman who is wed by arranged marriage to a...     more »


Articles


Short Story Tips: Writing the Middle

  •  Jun 27, 2017   •  

The middle of a story is often the most neglected part. We get so focused on an engaging start...     more »


Short Story Tips: Writing the Beginning

  •  Jun 20, 2017   •  

Short stories are one of the most valuable tools in a writer’s arsenal. They provide a calling c...     more »


Writing Stories with Five Characters or Fewer

  •  Jun 13, 2017   •  

Most stories feature many characters. Stephen King’s It (1986) is one example where...     more »


Voice Models: Dialogue Building for Serious Writers

  •  Jun 6, 2017   •  

How can you get organic dialogue that’s both unique and artistic, and not lose your mind in the...     more »


Self-Publishing Tips, Part 3: Your Rights and Theirs

  •  May 30, 2017   •  

Rights matter in at least three major ways when you self-publish an e-book:     more »


Writing Prompts


Would You Like Fries With That?

Jun 27, 2017   •  

This prompt explores the idea of rapid downward class migration, but in a pot...     more »


Social Justice Warrior

Jun 20, 2017   •  

This prompt could be an opportunity to comment on a currently controversial s...     more »


Social Media Superstar

Jun 13, 2017   •  

I often wonder about the lives of people who have achieved social media fame....     more »


Money For Free

Jun 6, 2017   •  

Who wouldn’t want a wad of cash handed to them? What if it happened in a very...     more »


Secret Society

May 30, 2017   •  

Are secret societies the stuff of legend, or do they actually exist? Try writ...     more »