Category Archives: Writing Stuff

Some of my fiction writings.

2020 Greetings and Writing Prompts

First off, to all the readers of this blog, I wish you all a boring and uninteresting — but happy — 2020. Of course, it’s not shaping up that way, but I can still hope. Really, most people underestimate boring … Continue reading

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The Christmas Short Story Challenge — Professional Validation Award

I just got the result for the Professional Validation Award. Before I reveal the winner, I’d like to take a moment and acknowledge and thank the person who put in the effort to not only be the judge for the … Continue reading

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The Christmas Short Story Challenge — Final Result

The voting ended and the results are in . . . but, before I present the winner — if you haven’t yet done so and if so inclined — please take a few minutes (about 15-20 minutes) and read the … Continue reading

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Writing about writing fiction

Readers might be familiar with the recent writing challenges (The 1500 words challenge and Christmas Short Story Challenge). By the way, you can still (and should) vote on the Christmas Story Challenge if you’ve not yet done so. One impetus … Continue reading

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The Christmas Short Story Challenge — Please Vote.

This post contains three Christmas short stories. Two are from twin brothers and one is from me but they are presented anonymously so as to not bias the readers. Sorry it’s up so late; it was supposed to go live … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on writing and storytelling

“I can’t speak for the other writers and we’ve agreed on no rebuttals but my criteria for enjoying something I read (or watch, or listen to, etc) is fairly clear-cut; I don’t want to be lied to, I want a … Continue reading

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The 1500 Words Short Story Challenge — Critiques

This post is about the three writers (Perry, Gary, and me) providing critiques both for the stories of the other writers and their own submission. If you haven’t read the stories, this won’t make much sense and since we only … Continue reading

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