Monthly Archives: March 2012

Guest Post: Throwing Yourself into Editing

Today my colleague Becca Patterson and I are exchanging guest posts on the underrated adventure of editing. To see my post on editing, visit her blog, The Cat’s Mreauow.  It starts when you look up and see just how much … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 11 March 2012 (The Reincarnations of Miss Anne)

It’s that stupid Vera, on about the data again.  She wants clarification of something or other.  They met, and Vera was talking, and Anne-Marie has to confess that she started thinking about her kitchen and the remodeling she’d like to … Continue reading

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Flash fiction: The person in the mirror

Author’s note: In preparation for NaNoWriMo 2009, someone put up daily prompts on one of the forums. I did them in the spirit of warm-ups, but some of them turned into stories. Here is one such. Prompt: I don’t know … Continue reading

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Genre Trouble: Everybody is subcultural (Literary fiction is a genre too)

Until I started working with the National Novel Writing Month local community in the Twin Cities, my experience with peer-organized writing groups (as opposed to professionally led classes) had been nearly uniformly negative. Now, I feel as if I’ve come … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 4 March 2012 (The Reincarnations of Miss Anne)

In Utopia, no-place or Eutopia, the good place, dreams are solid as marble and blue as the sea.  Favilla Vogel, whose name means a bird, had been dreaming of flight.  She had her arms wrapped around someone whose face she … Continue reading

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Flash fiction: Let’s play a little game

  Author’s note: In preparation for NaNoWriMo 2009, someone put up daily prompts on one of the forums. I did them in the spirit of warm-ups, but some of them turned into stories. Here is one such. Prompt (and title): … Continue reading

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