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Writing Exercise: Describe One Thing Ten Ways

Published March 4, 2014 in Writing Exercises - 2 Comments

Over at terribleminds.com, Chuck Wendig has put us writers to the challenge once again. Pick a noun, and describe it ten ways. My subject: Revision 1. The process of tearing a story to pieces in order to make a better story. 2. If revision stood on two feet, I’d kick revision in the balls. 3. […]

Sad Endings: Should I Write Them

Published November 4, 2013 in Help For Writers , Writing - 0 Comments

I have been writing a lot of short stories lately.  I wrote two new stories, and I’m going over a bunch of older stories.   The older stories were written for specific markets with word caps and age ranges. I wrote these stories for a writing course I took many years ago.   Now I’m […]

The Value Of A Story

What is the value of a story? How can you measure it’s worth? Maybe not it’s worth in money, but it’s worth measured by the impact it has on the reader. I have realized that my stories don’t have much worth. They are shallow. I think the messages in my stories are almost unattainable. My […]

Din

Published December 6, 2009 in Short Stories Fiction - 0 Comments

Din is another story I wrote for my writing course from the Institute of Children’s Literature. I tried to weave an element of possible romance into this story with a battle against nature. I feel the story is rushed. One problem I had with the Institute is that they give you very short word counts. […]