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» The Child Bride by Adam Moorad Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

The banquet room was dark and crowded. The walls stood dim and abyssal, wrapped in waves of glossy fabric cascading across the rippled periphery, ocean blue and glacial, like the walls of ice box covered in cold satin, glazed in indigo. Content continues after advertisement Maggie, noticing that her reception …

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Big Publisher vs Small Publisher

A big publishing house equals more clout, more marketing, more sales… right? I thought so, until I moved jobs from a small indie publisher to a publishing giant. Turns out, the answer is more nuanced than I thought. Here’s what I figured out: A bigger publisher does not mean bigger …

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Prepare to Present with Confidence

Please welcome author Donna Galanti to WU today! Donna, a frequent presenter, is here to share a bounty of tips that promise to make us more comfortable, efficient, and effective presenters. More about her: Donna is the author of the paranormal suspense Element Trilogy and the children’s fantasy adventure Joshua …

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Dear Young Writer

Photo by Tekke Dear Young Writer, (“Young” meaning where you are in your writing journey, by the way. Not your actual age.) I may be older and wiser, or I may just be waxing nostalgic, but either way, I’d like to say a few things to you, if you don’t …

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» White Walls by Varsha Vijay Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

The smoke curled out of the cigarette as he lay naked on the bed, muscles curling into each other. Delete. He walked like poetry, the slow grace of his movements rushing through her until all she could do was gasp. Delete. He sat on the porch, cheeks stained with tears, …

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Re-envision Revision with Sandra Scofield

Sarah McCoy with Sandra Scofield I first met Sandra Scofield over ten years ago. A visiting professor to my MFA program, Sandra was lauded for her unparalleled storytelling and a National Book Award Finalist (Beyond Deserving) as proof. To work with her, master students had to submit their stories and …

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» Deadly Nightshade by Owen Knowles Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

“Right mum, we’re off,” said Dylan. Content continues after advertisement “You be careful now. Have you got lunch and all you need?” asked his mum. “Of course we’ve got everything. I’m not five, I’m almost eleven!” replied Dylan. “I know you are but there are still things you need to …

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Want to Write the Next Gone Girl? Illuminating the Edge of Dark Contemporary Fiction

Please welcome multi-published and USA Today bestselling novelist Kaira Rouda to Writer Unboxed today! Kaira’s latest novel, Best Day Ever: A Psychological Thriller, released just last month. A little more about her: Kaira is the author of Here, Home, Hope, The Goodbye Year, In the Mirror and All the Difference. Her stories explore what goes …

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