Advice on how to craft, edit, and publish your prose.
WHERE TO SEND YOUR TEENY TINY STORIES

WHERE TO SEND YOUR TEENY TINY STORIES

As you can see in the photo above, my dog Paragraph is playing with one of my very short stories. It fits on a small post-it note. Which he is now eating. Writing very short fiction is a terrific way to stretch your creative muscles. You must select every word with...

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Story A Day May coming soon!

Story A Day May coming soon!

StoryADay.org has been named one of Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers, and I'm not surprised at all. I love this project. Founder Julie Duffy has created a supportive writing community where inspiration overflows. StoryADay is also home to an annual...

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EDIT FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

EDIT FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

Every word matters when writing short prose. The shorter you write, the tighter your work must be if you'd like to see your work published. When revising a short story or personal essay, the most economical way to approach your task is to tackle the big-picture edits...

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Learn to Write Personal Essays!

Learn to Write Personal Essays!

Personal essays are true first-person stories told by people willing to share their intimate thoughts and feelings about life. They are incredibly popular to read with many publishing opportunities for writers. Personal essays have a narrative arc, compelling...

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An interview with Stuart Horwitz!

I now own all three of Stuart Horwitz’s craft books for writers and you should too! Book three was recently published and it is already changing the way writers approach their book projects. Stuart’s new book, Finish Your Book In Three Drafts, offers a terrific...

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When Erma Calls: The Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop

"As writers we hold whole universes in our souls." Wise observations by award-winning author Susan Pohlman in the article below. Susan shares her experience as a workshop leader at the recent Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop:

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About Windy

Windy is a prolific writer, a trusted mentor, and a frequent speaker at literary events. Her long list of short stories and personal essays have been published in literary, trade, and women’s magazines across the U.S. and Canada. READ MORE »

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