Archive | May 2012

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Take Five to Make Five

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve become addicted to a style of flash fiction called Five Sentence Fiction (FSF). Lillie McFerrin posts a new one word prompt on her blog each week and you are invited to write a five sentence story using the prompt as direction.  I post my effort every Tuesday and I […]

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Five Sentence Fiction – Silence

Tuesday is when I tackle some Five Sentence Fiction. Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge to write a five sentence story based on a single word prompt. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just used for direction. This week’s word is Silence.  Last week I vowed to lighten things up. I hope […]

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Ready? Set? Write! The Pros and Cons of Writing Contests

I was thinking of entering a few writing contests.  Maybe win a little cash, gain some exposure and validity.  I found that there are lots of contests out there and what I also found out is that there are people who warn you to be careful what you enter, not all of them are legitimate.  There is […]

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What’s on Your Plate?

Let me say right up front that I am passionate about food (as well as writing) and so every so often I publish a post about food (satisfying both passions!). Fellow blogger/foodie Andrew Zahn (author of the Creatives blog) posted a piece the other day about the joys of breakfast—waffles in particular—and how people who […]

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Versatile Blogger Award

I just found out that I was presented with the Versatile Blogger Award by Donna B. Nichol author of My Write Spot, which is her writer’s blog. Be sure to stop by and check her out. She is a talented writer. A hearty thanks goes out to Donna for bestowing the honor on me, I look forward […]

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Five Sentence Fiction. This Week’s Word is Foggy

Tuesday is when I tackle some Five Sentence Fiction. Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge to write a five sentence story based on a single word prompt. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just used for direction. This week’s word is Foggy.  Sorry, but this is another dark one.  […]

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Brand X

Anyone who has written a series of books might be familiar with the term “Branding.” Certainly you are aware of the Hunger Games trilogy. If you take a look at all three covers of that trilogy you will notice a distinct similarity between them. Let’s suppose that you liked the first book and wanted to […]

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