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What are the stories that last?

Is it just chance that a story becomes popular? Can it be planned? Currently I am going the Ray Bradbury route of writing a story every wee…

Started by Daniel Hale

1 Jan 27, 2015
Reply by Naomi Rawle

Writing vs Typing

Lately I've been experimenting with writing my first drafts in longhand in notebooks, before typing them onto the computer. According to Ne…

Started by Daniel Hale

8 Dec 14, 2014
Reply by Boyd Miles

Why Do You Write?

After all, unless you have been one of the very lucky individuals, it is not a source of great wealth. So what inspires you to continue you…

Started by Monica M Brinkman

14 Sep 7, 2014
Reply by Tonya R. Moore

Pen Names or Genuine Names?

I've thought about maybe coming up with a pen name to put on my writing, if only so I could go by something that sounds a bit more enigmati…

Started by Daniel Hale

16 Jul 28, 2014
Reply by Jim Knowes

What kind of endings do you prefer in stories and why? Ambiguous? Realistic? Romantic?

I was wondering what kind of endings do you generally prefer for  stories, both as readers and as writers. 

Started by Mary Papas

14 Jul 19, 2014
Reply by karen kati

How do you prepare when writing your least comfortable scene/genre

Hi everyone, I've been wanting to ask this question for quite some and I finally managed. I guess there is a particular scene, setting or g…

Started by Essvari

20 May 22, 2014
Reply by Jack Sanders

Where to Look For Submission Calls?

Getting into a slump of writer's block. Looking for markets listing calls for stories in speculative fiction and horror. I use Duotrope and…

Started by Daniel Hale

9 Jan 19, 2014
Reply by Jem (Admin)

Got Novel Started, But...

So I've got just under 28,000 words written for the novel. Not concerned with NaNoWriMo anymore: between school, work and life in general i…

Started by Daniel Hale

7 Dec 18, 2013
Reply by u.v.ray

Stories about Storytellers

Neil Gaiman wrote a story for his Sandman series of graphic novels, wherein a writer imprisons the Muse Calliope and rapes her repeatedly t…

Started by Daniel Hale

1 Oct 1, 2013
Reply by Lenroy La Rocque

How Do You Get Your Ideas?

As in all things, I feel the great Neil Gaiman put it best: "People get weird ideas all the time; the difference between them and writers i…

Started by Daniel Hale

4 Aug 27, 2013
Reply by Misinformed Poet


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Who Do You Show Your Stories To?

Started by Daniel Hale in Sample Title. Last reply by Mary Chandler Nov 9, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm still working at the story-a-week thing, and keeping up with it so far. One thing I'm wondering is who I should show them to to get feedback. Some of these I want to put in the novel/collection…Continue

A Formatting Question-- How would you...?

Started by Angie_Fayre in Uncategorized Sep 2, 2015. 0 Replies

Okay, I know that there are about 3 instances where you'd regularly use italics in fiction: showing foreign/made-up goblidigoober words, "indicating mental thoughts" and putting stress on words being…Continue

Publishing Percentages!

Started by Naomi Rawle in Sample Title. Last reply by Gia Lee Jul 19, 2015. 3 Replies

Do you send everything you complete off for publication? What's your written/submitted ratio like? What do you consider a successful percentage? Or do you go for quality over quantity! (I mean…Continue

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New works: published and otherwise.

Started by Zachary T. Owen in Sample Title. Last reply by Naomi Rawle Mar 27, 2015. 4 Replies

What stories/books/poems/novels have you recently completed or had published?I'll go first:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDvvPFBisAA^This…Continue

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Title Advice?

Posted by Daniel Hale on December 14, 2015 at 18:29 0 Comments

I just completed, as near as I can tell, my first book: a collection stories disguised as a novel. I do currently have a working title that I was initially happy with, BUT it may now be too obscure or inapplicable.

The title as it is now is "The Psalterdemalion." This is a combination of two of my favorite words: Psalter, which is a small book of psalms, and Tatterdemalion, which is a man dressed in multicolored rags and tatters. My thinking was that the man character, a story thief,…


A Memory Resides In Soho

Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 24, 2015 at 21:06 0 Comments

A Memory Resides In Soho

On the 1st August 2015 a special night had arrived for seventy-five year old Robert Harris and his seventy-two year old wife Barbara.  Robert was nattily dressed in a blue suit and Barbara looked elegant in a long flowing red and black flowery dress. They were in the heart of the…


Final Stretch for my First Project

Posted by Daniel Hale on November 16, 2015 at 2:41 0 Comments

So I've got my stories together for my first collection, and am currently working on the connecting narrative. I haven't even thought yet how I'm gonna get this published. Gotta start thinking what I need to do. 


Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 12, 2015 at 17:40 0 Comments


Mark stood on a sea cliff top. A wave below roared in and sprayed out a ferocious impact. Its retreat left a glistening carpet of foamy shale. To his left, a slender figured girl appeared, dressed only in a skimpy black nightie. Her blonde hair fell over her face. Scarlet lips whispered to him,…


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