Tag Archives: fiction

What I Would Have Done

I feel a post like this would be helpful for someone just starting to write, or for someone who is thinking about jumping in soon but they aren’t quite sure how to get started, living with fear of messing things … Continue reading

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Writing as Work

Any┬áinterview or biography of someone successful will no doubt mention a period of struggle. The successful person will overcome this struggle through hard work. With a very few exceptions of dumb luck, hard work is what helped the person become … Continue reading

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Power of the Juice

I’ve talked about the juice before in one of these blog posts from a while ago. Hemingway talks about the juice in his Paris Review interview. It’s basically that feeling you get when writing when everything starts flowing, you’re not … Continue reading

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Submission Fees

When I was submitting stories back in the early internet days, I remember payment was scarce. For paying markets you generally needed to submit the old fashioned way by postal mail. Gradually, online paying markets started to emerge. It was … Continue reading

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Writing Against the Clock

Procrastination is a problem for a lot of people. For those writing it’s death. I know a few writers (or beginning writers from years ago) who have tried to force themselves to work on a deadline. Some join creative writing … Continue reading

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Humble and Hungry

It was a tough loss tonight for my Toronto Raptors. Coming off a huge win streak they met Dallas and couldn’t do enough to win. Their star DeMar DeRozan had a horrible night getting completely shut out. Then, to make … Continue reading

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Dead Stories

Doing some routine organizing the past few days, I noticed a bunch of stories which I barely recall writing. They are half-finished, some are just getting started, some are aimless. They do exist though, with words and thoughts all decorative … Continue reading

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