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Can I Jump on the Bandwagon?

Random fact: A bandwagon was literally a wagon that carried a circus band. Or so says the Internets. They were part of circus parades at first, and then politicians discovered them, as politicians are wont to do. According to todayifoundout.com, here’s what happened next: “Politicians started to use bandwagons in …

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» I Wish There Were Giants by F Lee Miller Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

I wish there were giants. Real, human giants. You know. Twelve feet tall. Content continues after advertisement I was watching a program on the history channel the other night and a gentleman was showing his magnificent collection of antique guns and swords. He was most proud of a sword from …

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From 2000 to 300—Why You’re Writing Too Much

photo by Jon Fife Odds are, you’re trying to write too many words a day. You’ve probably heard that you should write a thousand words per day. Or two thousand. Or five. Or ten. Or maybe you signed up for a program in which you (supposedly) write a novel in …

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Cathy Yardley and Game of Hearts

You may know Cathy Yardley from all the wisdom she has imparted here at WU with her usual grace, humor, and wit. Today, Cathy joins us to celebrate the launch of her third book in her geektastic Fandom Hearts series, Game of Hearts, available for your reading pleasure on January …

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» A Saturday Round of Golf by Michael J. Cunningham Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

HOLE # 1, PAR 5, 516 YARDS, #3 HANDICAP, NOTE: WATER ON LEFT Content continues after advertisement “Got some crazy pussy last night,” Tom shouted to us. He was standing on the first tee taking practice swings. Larry skidded our cart to a stop near the ball washer. “Your wife …

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Bee Still My Writing — Why and How I’m Taking Time Off

Photo by AJC1 It’s been a hard year, writing-wise. A book I love isn’t being loved back by anyone in publishing at the moment. This book took more of my time and of my soul to finish than I’d like to admit, but in the publishing world, that’s never a …

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In Times of Trouble

As you know, I am a self-employed writer. This business of putting my words on the page is how I bring money into my house. As every author must, I also engage in social media and various marketing and teaching gigs to keep myself afloat. But sometimes life goes awry. …

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