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A Call For Human Stories

Each month I offer my students a PDF that explains general guidelines for how to end a story and suggests what you shouldn’t do. I also provide them with a link from Strange Horizons about Stories We’ve Seen Too Often. … Continue reading

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A Title is Worth a Thousand Words

When I was an undergraduate student in my first fiction writing workshop, there was a day when we had a very lengthy discussion about titling stories. Everyone had their own opinions about what made a good title, none of which … Continue reading

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Have Writer’s Block?

Oh, it’s the worst thing ever. You know it. You sit down to complete an assignment (or you know, to write for fun) and you just. Can’t. Think. Of. Anything. And the blinking cursor in Word threatens to destroy you … Continue reading

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Hello, Turtle!

When I was a kid I had to walk to and from school by myself, and it was a long walk. To pass the time, I would make up stories in my head. Sometimes they would be grandiose fantasies about … Continue reading

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Book of Crazy

When I was in grad school I always carried a tiny Moleskine notebook with me in my purse so I could jot down story ideas that struck me during inopportune moments. I’d write a line here, a word there, sometimes … Continue reading

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