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THE SUNDAY SHORT STORY REPORT

54.  “Woman Leaves Room” by Robert Reed (Lightspeed) Good story.  A bit melancholy, I thought…but that’s typical in stories about the erosion of time. 55.  “Spider the Artist” by Nnedi Okorafor (Lightspeed) Friggin’ awesome.  The world-building is awesome, awesome, awesome…and … Continue reading

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THE PLAN, PART 6: SHORT STORY SUNDAYS

The secret to getting published is not just about getting your best work out the door.  It’s about getting the right piece of work to the right editor.  To do that, you’ve got to play matchmaker.  To be a good … Continue reading

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HOW TO KILL YOUR IMAGINARY FRIENDS

Thanks to a heads-up from Josh Vogt, I have a new blog on my blogroll:  “How to Kill Your Imaginary Friends, a Writer’s Guide to Diseases and Injuries, and How to Use Them Effectively in Fiction,” by Dr. Grasshopper, a … Continue reading

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RESEARCH GEMS

Fat Cat thinks it’s not a good idea to write about a place you’re not familiar with.  My take on it is you go where the story takes you. Of course, it’s ideal to experience firsthand a particular locale, but … Continue reading

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