A few hours to go until the new year... To be honest, I don't know how much of this one I'll remember later on down the road, as I'm not particularly good at recalling events in time. (I'm the one who shows up to your doorstep the day after your party holding out a bottle … Continue reading Happy 2022!
I have some good news to share—one of my short stories, An Unspeakable Life, got accepted for publication in an online magazine, After Dinner Conversation. I hear it will be coming out to subscribers on January 1st of 2022, and in the anthology possibly in September. And maybe, just maybe, a podcast discussion to follow. … Continue reading Philosophical Stories: After Dinner Conversation
In my last post on writing in omniscient, I didn't want to get into talking about POV transitions, since I thought the topic deserved its own post. There are plenty of articles out there on how to avoid head hopping, so I won't get into that. Instead I'll focus on 'zooming in' from your omniscient … Continue reading Narrative Distance
In my last post I described the rule-breaking writing exercises I'm working on with my writing group. I promised to post an example: Don’t write a tight plot. Sounds easy, right? But here we want to focus on how to write a story with multiple trajectories that don’t quite add up. How might this work? … Continue reading Going Plotless
I'm in a writing group that's been going on for years now. Normally we follow a certain schedule (if you're interested in how our Garden Group operates, see this), but recently I've decided to shake things up a bit. I asked everyone in the group to tell me a rule he or she generally abides … Continue reading Rule-Breaking Writing Exercises