Monthly Archives: February 2013

Question of the Week

  Okay here we go for the second week with a question that hopefully sparks some creativity and maybe even inspire an idea or two.     How would you describe  the changes in your life if one morning you … Continue reading

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Writing Flashbacks

  I’ve been working on a new short story: Untangled (working title) and realized that I needed a flashback scene to convey some motive for the main character. The problem was that I didn’t know how to go about inserting … Continue reading

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RECUSE

recuse   \rih-KYOOZ\  DEFINITON  verb   : to disqualify   (oneself) as a judge in a particular case; broadly : to remove   (oneself) from participation to avoid a conflict of interest  EXAMPLES  The judge recused herself because she was … Continue reading

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Ephemeral

Ephemeral \ih-FEM-uh-rul\   DEFINTION                                                                         Adjective   : lasting a very short   time EXAMPLES          The … Continue reading

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PORTEND

portend  \por-TEND\  DEFINITION  verb   1 : to give an omen or   anticipatory sign of   2 : indicate, signify  EXAMPLES  In the short story, the appearance of a black cat portends danger for the protagonist.  “These changes portend … Continue reading

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Magazines Taking Online Submissions

  As some of you may know, I’m taking my first year as a new writer to concentrate on Flash Fiction/Shortstries. Why? Well, to give you an analogy (probably not a very good one), back in my younger days I … Continue reading

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Question of the Week

   This is a new idea I had to hopefully give everyone a spark of creativity when they feel the cold hand of writer’s block reraching from behind them and taking over their brain. Personally I like to wake every … Continue reading

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