Monthly Archives: November 2012

HOW NOT TO OPEN A SHORT STORY

I generally don’t like this kind of negative approach: lists of what not to do. I prefer to encourage you to do things, not discourage you from doing things, but back to the subject of short stories, I can’t help … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M THANKFUL FOR, 2012

I almost didn’t write this post. What I called, this time last year, an “annual tradition,” wasn’t actually annual, per se, since I wrote one in 2009 then skipped 2010. But here it is, Thanksgiving week again already and another … Continue reading

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CHARACTER VS. GIMMICK: A TALE OF TWO SHORT STORIES

I have a love/hate relationship with short stories. I’ve written a few of them, and some have been published. I don’t write a lot of short stories and since I’ve been publishing with some regularity, I have seen maybe 40% … Continue reading

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FUNNY YOU SHOULD SAY THAT

In my class last week we got to talking about action, romance, and humor, and I brought with me to class one of the books I’m reading now, which I thought had a terrific example of how a science fiction … Continue reading

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