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  • A Common Theme

    October 2, 2019 by

    Last week I started a comparative essay on two works of 12th Century literature. This particular class Foundations of Literature, requires the students to pick from a list of common themes, then select two literary works to compare and contrast. One of my choices, The Lays of Marie de France, tells a story based on… Read more

  • A short post on Flash Fiction

    September 5, 2019 by

    The famous six word story… Hemingway- Baby Shoe’s Lately I’ve been exploring the literary depths of Flash Fiction. It’s much more difficult than I had thought. I found this definition, as well as a few others (Twitterature)… Go figure! Some commentators have suggested that flash fiction possesses a unique literary quality in its ability to… Read more

  • On Writing

    September 2, 2019 by

    I frequently flip back to my favorite Stephen King book, especially on lazy days when I’m sitting around not wanting to get into anything big. On Writing is full of ideas and inspiration. Although, I will say, the “pantcing” technique is beyond me. I still struggle with outlines, developing characters, scenes, etc. But I do… Read more

  • First Time KDP

    August 30, 2019 by

    In an effort to publish some flash fiction I went to KDP searching for an eBook category for such short stories. Being less than 2000 words, I had thought there would be a certain policy or “rules” to publishing… I couldn’t find any. So, if anybody has ideas as to where or how to publish… Read more

  • For the love of writing.

    August 11, 2019 by

    Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. I waited a year before enrolling back to college, that was after a six year departure from my previous two years of schooling. I had to wait the year because I wanted to make sure I wasn’t being spontaneous… I can get that way sometime!… Read more

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