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“Make It Fun”
Free write. Write with one color in mind. Write with one smell in mind. Write a four-line prose poem. Write a six-word short story. Write...
“Make It Fun”
“The Laundry Room Comes First”
If you believe that the key events in a man’s life should be recounted in their order of occurrence, then the laundry room comes first,...
“The Laundry Room Comes First”
“Editing’s Many Layers”
Small presses don’t have the reputation that larger presses do of maintaining high editorial standards. But my experience with these...
“Editing’s Many Layers”
“His Mother Said No Five Years Straight”
His mother said No five years straight. No to pee-wee, No to youth club, No to 6th grade, No to 7th grade, and No to 8th grade. He played...
“His Mother Said No Five Years Straight”
“Plastic Teeth”
“Give me your teeth,” Mom says. Grandma ignores her, leans on an elbow tucked in the tray of her wheelchair, and stares at a calendar...
“Plastic Teeth”
“The Laundromat”
“Because sunshine warmed the backyard during some holiday cookout,” I said. The lawn was an impossible green. Someone sweetened...
“The Laundromat”
A Review of 6 Books on the Craft of Fiction
Here’s the skinny on six of the “how-to” books for fiction writers in my bookcase – three on fiction generally and three on crime...
A Review of 6 Books on the Craft of Fiction