Tag Archives: short stories

Short stories old and new

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The March 2017 question: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out? My … Continue reading

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Squirrel Day

According to Days of the Year website, today, Jan 21, 2017, is Squirrel Appreciation Day. I like squirrels. They are cute and fearless. As pets, they are utterly charming and entertaining. As friends, they are clever and reliable. They make … Continue reading

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Three stories published

Bragging! I have 3 of my short stories published in July in 3 different online magazines. My science fiction story Flower Consultant was published in Aurora Wolf: “Grandpa.” Katya hugged the old man who had just come through the customs. … Continue reading

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Good news

In the last few weeks I have several nice acceptance emails from magazines. Two more of my short stories have been accepted for publication. The Gift of Nubelung, a sci-fi story, will be published in June by Perihelion Science Fiction. … Continue reading

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Cover unification project

A post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group I recently read The Rosie Effect, a novel by Graeme Simsion. Its hero Don has Asperger syndrome, a psychological condition that makes it necessary for him to have a very orderly life: … Continue reading

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Promotion – ready, aim, fire

When a writer promotes herself, how should she target her promotional arrows? Does my promotion aim in the heart of specific readers, so those readers will fall in love with me as a writer? Or the aim is to make … Continue reading

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Migrating to Wattpad, part 1

I’ve decided to transfer all my free fiction – short stories and flash – to Wattpad. I like how the site displays the stories and I like that they are available to anyone. I started with The Answer is Yes. … Continue reading

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My new story on Wattpad – Amber Spirit

Posted my new short story Amber Spirit on wattpad. Spirits only stay on Earth when they have an unfinished business. This spirit tries to finish her business. She needs to find a writing body.

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Fantasy Character Interview #14 – Beatrice

Today, my guest is Beatrice, the squirrel. She is a familiar of the young witch Darya, the protagonist of my urban fantasy short story collection Squirrel of Magic. Because Beatrice is a squirrel, I changed the format of the interview … Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut about fiction

I recently read a collection of short stories Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut. Although the book was released in 1999, it contains the author’s early short stories, published in magazines in the 1950s and ’60s. It was not an easy … Continue reading

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