Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Little Love for Thief

Rusty Keele runs a site called Best Science Fiction Stories.  Every few days, he features a story that has caught his eye, and last Monday he featured my story “Thief of Futures.”  Considering the number of speculative fiction stories published every … Continue reading

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Editors Beware: Writers Talk

For me, the best thing I can get from an editor is a letter saying he or she wants to buy my story.  Second to that is a personal rejection, wherein the editor offers me a few words of constructive criticism … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Week 3

It was a struggle, but the third week of NaNoWriMo is over.  Surprisingly, I’m still hanging in there—good thing I got ahead of the word count the first two weeks, because my gains were lost last week while I was traveling for … Continue reading

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Thief Gets a Dose of Vinegar

As a writer, I never know what will happen to one of my stories once it’s out there.  I expect people to read it, discuss it, and critique it as a piece of literature and (to a lesser extent) as commentary about … Continue reading

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Three Sales for Three Monsters

I’ve collected several rejections over the last several weeks, but three members of my Hopefull Monsters writing group have sold stories: • D.J. Cockburn sold “Seeking Kailash” to Stupefying Stories.   • Richard Zwicker’s “The Reopened Cask” will appear in Whortleberry … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Week 2

Week two of NaNoWriMo is over.  My writing got a little sporadic last week as some day-job items needed extra attention, but I managed to keep the NaNoWriMo pace.  Here’s an update on the word counts: Nov 8—1,775 words Nov 9—1,150 … Continue reading

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Reviewed in 8 Words

For Shakespeare, brevity was the soul of wit.  If that’s true, I recently received one of the wittiest reviews I will probably ever get.  This isn’t a complaint, mind you.  I appreciate when anyone takes the time to read one … Continue reading

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“Clownspace” Finds a Place

My flash fiction story “Clownspace” has been accepted by 10Flash Quarterly for their January 2012 issue.  Each quarter they publish ten flash pieces (thus the publication’s title) around a theme; January’s theme will be: “The end of the world as we know it.” … Continue reading

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National Short Story Week

Did you know it’s National Short Story Week in Britain?  I didn’t until fellow Hopefull Monster Terry Kidd alerted me to the fact.  National Short Story Week is an annual awareness event in Britain aimed at focusing attention on short stories … Continue reading

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NaMoWriMo: Week 1

The first week of NaNoWriMo is in the books (where did the days go!), so I thought a quick update was in order.  In true NaNoWriMo style, it’s all about the word count, so here’s what I’ve written so far:  Nov … Continue reading

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