Flash Fiction has enjoyed a boom in popularity as of late. Skeptics will point to the fact that our culture is suffering from an ever-diminishing attention span. In my opinion, however, the beauty of the super short story is nothing new. Concise literature has been valued for centuries, if not millenia. Ancient Greek and Roman … More How to Improve Your Flash Fiction
2016 Shrewd Writer Award: Flash Fiction Short Tale Shrew is now accepting submissions for their 2016 Shrewd Writer Award! Please read and abide by the following rules: The Contest: The 2016 Shrewd Writer Award is Short Tale Shrew’s Flash Fiction writing contest. Submissions will be accepted from Nov. 14, 2015 until Dec. 31, 2015 at … More Flash Fiction Writing Contest- Now Accepting Submissions!
I wanted to follow up our last blog post with a book recommendation. “Daily Rituals: How Artists Work” is a fantastic book in which author Mason Currey has compiled the rituals of 161 brilliant novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians. Among some of them are: Franz Kafka, Leo Tolstoy, Pablo Picasso, Charles Darwin, … More Book Recommendation: ‘Daily Rituals’
Writers are often known for their eccentricities. Tics, personal habits and odd rituals of writers and artists have all come under the scrutiny of many a biographer. It seems, at times, the one thing writers might have in common is their idiosyncrasies. An easy aspect many writers like to control is their work space. Writers’ … More Writing Spaces
Often when I find myself in need of a writing pick-me-up, I turn to the classic literary writers for inspiration. Whatever their genre, these ten authors had a way of expressing an aspect of writing that was unlike any other. Whether the subject matter was the nature of writing (Roald Dahl), advice (Carl Sandburg), or … More 10 Quotations on Writing by the Greats