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From Stephen King’s memoir, “On Writing”

A friend came to visit James Joyce one day and found the great man sprawled across his writing desk in a posture of utter despair. ‘James, what’s wrong?’ the friend asked. ‘Is it the work?’ Joyce indicated assent without even … Continue reading

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Short Story Competition: Earth’s Future

Dream of the future and write a short story about it. I believe that human beings are capable of immense good, and it is within our power to change our past mistakes. “I think we have to design or look ahead … Continue reading

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Story Ideas: where do they come from?

Every published author is asked “where do you get your ideas?” because every new writer wants some too.  The answers seem to end up being something like “everywhere” or “nowhere in particular”. A more optimistic answer comes from Harvey Chapman, … Continue reading

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