the mortar between the stones
Shoring up the walls
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“Where do you get your ideas for stories?” or “Where did you get THAT idea for THAT story?” Writers get asked this many times, over and over and over and… My response is, “OMG, there’s a story idea in EVERYTHING. My problem is picking out the best ones, and then finding the time to writeContinue reading “So many stories, so little time…”
I’d like to give a quick shout-out to the NC-writers.org, which—among many other valuable services—offers a critiquing and editing service for writers of all stripes (essayists, poets, fiction writers, screenwriters). I’ve used this service a few times for short stories that felt a little “off.” When I’m having trouble with dialogue, or feel that I’mContinue reading “NC Writers Network”
The fall fiction-writing class was well received, so I’ll be teaching it again in the spring. Maybe in person (hoping!) at the Reuter Center, maybe via Zoom, for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program at UNC-Asheville. Write That Story! Elements of Short Fiction runs for eight weeks on Mondays from 2 to 4 pm,Continue reading “Write that Story! Spring Fiction Class at UNC-A (OLLI program)”
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