June 30, 2016

There’s a lot of chat around the Web about flash fiction: some love it, some loathe it. Those who loathe it appear to feel there is little value in the form: it is too short for decent plot or character development; other creative elements, such as s...

June 30, 2016

Do you consider yourself a good writer?

Really?

Want to test the veracity of that idea? Okay, here’s a paragraph of prose:

In the life of Mr Gerald Short, tragedy was a common occurrence, or so the people sharing his day insisted. Their invocation of th...

June 30, 2016

Here is a question: should a writer create and delve into the lives of characters outside their gendered, sexual, racial, and/or cultural experience? Before you start nodding and thumping your writing desk with privileged conviction, consider how fra...

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