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Unspoken Dialogue

I ran into this delicious exchange in a client’s manuscript the other day.  Rosemarie, a young virgin, is being seduced by the one eyed man.  She distrusts him, she’s frightened, and she’s awash in guilt for the physical attraction she feels toward him. ‘No,’ said Rosemarie. ‘This isn’t right.’ ‘No …

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Interview With a Hollywood Producer

Seeing your book on the silver screen: it’s a universal dream, one that nearly every novelist I’ve worked with has confided that they harbor.  Barely a day goes by when an author does not ask me whether I have any Hollywood connections who could help them get a foot in …

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» Sent by Lily Fox Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

I read the email through five times before I clicked send. I found myself checking for grammar just to be sure I sounded the superior party. Petty, but true. Should I end with ‘sincerely’, a nasty little spike to the addressee’s heart? Oh, yes, I’m SO sincere in spitting on …

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Inside the Head of the Weirdo Writer: The Hotel Experience

Raphael “Hôtel Voirbo” at Creative Commons Writer sometimes must leave the safety and comfort of her home. And in doing so, must stay at unfamiliar and strange places where millions and millions of others have stayed, leaving behind their skin droppings and whatnot. A writer writes to empty the over-active …

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» The U Turn by Chukwudum Okwudarue Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

“Mommy, look at his big head!” Content continues after advertisement Nothing was held sacred, not even the head of a chief judge on a Sunday morning. The judge was going bald; sprinkles of white salted his temples dotting their way round to the tips where the hair stopped just short …

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5 Creative Nonfiction Skills for Novelists

photo adapted / Horia Varlan We pulled up to the gate at Utah’s Arches National Park in an imprudent touring vehicle: a loaded U-Haul van. This would be our only sightseeing detour on the trek that would take my sister from her home in California to a new job on …

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Getting Ugly

My freshman year in college, I lived in a large dormitory. It was a tough year, because I was bullied relentlessly by two other freshmen, one of whom was my roommate. While his assaults were verbal, the other guy, who lived down the hall, was far more threatening to me, …

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