Short story ideas posted!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted the short story prompts I’m considering for next week’s short fiction. They include complicated love and stolen jewels. Want to know more? Read the full prompts now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

Have a great day, readers!


New book review now up!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest book review for you. Today I’m letting you know what I thought of last week’s debut, The Second Mrs. Hockaday. Here’s an excerpt of my book review:

Despite this being her first novel, Rivers sets for herself an ambitious format: she tells the entire novel through letters, journal entries, and court documents. Not a single standalone piece of narrative comes into play. Some authors would attempt this format and end up letting their story down. Rivers succeeds on every front.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Have a wonderful day, readers!


Understanding the other side

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Hello, Write Edge readers! We’re in a week where understanding others is become crucial. Essential. You don’t have to agree with other people. Just listen. Exercise patience. It might create a feeling of respect.

Worth a try.

That’s why I write, why I attempt stories. To try to understand others, although in my case it’s different genres and ideas. Sometimes my attempts succeed. Sometimes they fail. At least I’m trying. For more on why stories are so crucial, read this week’s quote now on “A Writer’s Heartbeats.”

I’ve posted this week’s attempt. I don’t spend a lot of time with dystopian fiction, but this week’s story sort of meandered in that direction. Here’s an excerpt:

It dissolved right away, that white oval gateway to another world, and tasted a little like peppermints. For several minutes, Clarissa just sat on the bench. Nothing changed. No vampires appeared, although, truthfully, she didn’t think she could identify them on site if they did. Didn’t vampires look just like regular people?

Read the full story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop.

On Wednesday I’ll share a brand new book review with you. Find out what I thought about The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers. You can find that review in the middle of the week on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

This Thursday I’ll post new writing prompts for next week’s short story, and at the end of the week I’ll post a brand new Growth Chart.

Have a great week, readers!