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How a Professional Editor Can Improve Your Writing

Please welcome Jim Dempsey to Writer Unboxed today! Jim is a professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and works as a book editor at a site called Novel Gazing. In his own words: “I began my professional career as a journalist, working mostly in radio, and then, …

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» Room for Growth By Lee Stoops Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

I guzzled the last beer from the mini-fridge, slammed the empty can on the bar, and crushed it with my sledge hammer. Content continues after advertisement Melissa hated my man-cave. It was no surprise that, when her father died, she announced we’d be converting my only place of escape into …

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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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» 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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» A Free Spirit by Sandra Crook Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

Aunt Ellie had a secret past. As kids, we all instinctively recognised this from the way the family treated her. There were a lot of sidelong looks, lowered voices, and a general air of disapproval whenever her name was mentioned. Content continues after advertisement We all loved her. She was …

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» Being Orpha by Josepha Gutelius Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

Somehow or other ten years had gone by and she lost her voice. Her name, Orpha, was the last word she ever spoke out loud. Spoken in a whisper, it sounded like Alpha, a promising beginning. But perhaps creation, once it has been opened with Alpha, can only be followed …

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