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
I have an author’s note on the writing of my flash fiction book, Tender Cuts, over at Mom Egg Review.
Tender Cuts Featured on Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon
Recently excerpts from Tender Cuts were featured on the lovely podcast, "Mr. Bear's Violet Hour Saloon." You can listen here: "They're tiny stories but they pack a big punch," says Mr. Bear. Here's the podcast's description: "Welcome to Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon,...
Getting to the Point in Writing Flash Fiction: A New Interview at Heavy Feather Review
At Heavy Feather Review, Gay Degani interviewed me about Tender Cuts.
“T’was the Nightmare Before Christmas”
Stalking my ex on Christmas Eve was a bad idea.
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...
Ten Things You Should Never Say To A Writer – Holiday Edition
The holidays, that joyous time of year when you get stuck talking to relatives and strangers you would otherwise avoid at parties you didn’t want to attend. Be prepared.
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. ...
Craft Matters: On Writing Strong Endings
We want the reader to participate in the stories we write, so we need to leave room for them to do so.
Craft Matters: On Plot and Plotting
There seem to be two camps of popular thought when it comes to writing fiction: Character-driven or plot-driven. As if they were mutually exclusive…