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Recent Blog Posts

Writing the Mundane in Flash

September 15,2014 When we study fiction writing, we talk about conflict as a means to plot and we talk about tension being integral to scene and dialogue. So in workshop stories, we see a lot of... Continue Reading

When Can a Writer Lie?

September 03,2014 When does a writer tell stories that repudiate his or her closely held convictions? For any writer, authenticity looms large. Write what I believe, I tell myself. Write to promote admirable aspirations, or to... Continue Reading
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