Well, here is the first of a new video blog (vBlog) feature here on the Stories I Read, Stories I Tell blog. In episode #1, I take a couple minutes to consider the proper role of the Internal Editor, as
I really don’t want another social media distraction, but it turns out, I might need one. It really hit home for me this weekend, when Facebook Chat was playing games with our news feeds and attempts to chat with others.
Belinda Nicoll is a Columbus, Ohio-based (with a globe-trotting background) writer & creativity coach, and she is a lovely, kind, and generous writerly friend. Belinda and I have never worked together, but in our circle of Queens University compatriots, Belinda’s writing and
Tuesday this week I presented part one of an adaptation of an exercise in “What if?” by Bernays and Painter. You can get your own copy from Amazon right here. The exercise for today is the same as Tuesday’s so if you’ve
There is some fine fiction (and poetry and non-fiction) at storySouth, and this week I’m highlighting the headliner short fiction story for Issue 31 (Spring 2011): And the Rain Fell Through Her Fingers, by Richard E. Dansky (story link below).
Today and Thursday this week, I’m going to be giving you an adaptation of an exercise in “What if?” by Bernays and Painter. You can get your own copy from Amazon right here. The exercise for today and Thursday is basically
I absolutely LOVE it when one of my writer friends has a story published, and I am so happy to be sharing one with you today. Kelly Fordon is a fellow Queens University of Charlotte MFA pal of mine, and
Today’s exercise to tickle your creative center and get the words flowing is inspired by an exercise Ursula K. Le Guin wrote about in her book, Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or
There are a number of really good places to find short fiction online, and Fifty-Two Stories is one of them. You should definitely bookmark www.fiftytwostories.com and check them out. With a new short story every week, sponsored by Harper Perennial
After a holiday weekend, most of us probably have plenty of writer’s inspiration: time spent with family, time spent with friends who enjoy too many adult beverages, time with people who probably SHOULDN’T be anywhere near fireworks but have a