Concentration in Times of Stress

Concentration in Times of Stress

I have the attention span of a gnat these days. Although, knowing nothing about gnats other than their persistence at annoyance, maybe that’s not a good example. I would look for other examples, but I can’t concentrate long enough.  I was thrilled to finally have time...

Wine, Women, and Words Podcast

Wine, Women, and Words Podcast

The Wine, Women and Words podcast is live now. It was a total blast and the fun we had doing it really comes through. As they put it on their website: Settle in for a mini writer's workshop on flash fiction with author Jayne Martin as we discuss her newest book...

What Is Flash Fiction?

What Is Flash Fiction?

Whether you already love flash fiction or are new to the genre, the stories in “Tender Cuts” exemplify all these important elements. This holiday season gift yourself or a friend with a copy. Buy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or support indie...

Craft Matters: Imagery Versus Description

Craft Matters: Imagery Versus Description

We’ve all heard it ad nausem: “Show don’t tell.” That is especially true for microfiction, where imagery has to do the heavy lifting. And the more specific the imagery, the more likely your reader is to be drawn into your story and come away wanting more.  ...

A Lobster Walks Into a Laundromat

”None of the women could recall when the lobster first appeared, his large claws clacking against the floor as he folded his laundry along with the rest of them.”

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