Category Archives: writing fiction

Cinderella

A few weeks ago, a couple of friends and I had an interesting and enlightening discussion on feminism, and at the beginning of our thread, terms like glass ceiling, the second shift, and benevolent sexism were bandied about. I mentioned … Continue reading

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Be Teachable

    I’m delighted to have a story accepted for publication in moonShine Review. It’s an honor, something I’ve been working toward for a couple of years at least, maybe longer. More than once, a friend told me I should … Continue reading

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Nothing Lasts

Lucky me. Because of a project I’ve been working on, I was forced to read several short stories in some literary journals. Okay, that’s not completely accurate. I looked at the journals to become more familiar with various style sets, … Continue reading

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Penelope’s Ghost

  I’ve never been much of a fiction writer. The truth: I’ve never been a fiction writer at all. But then something happened after I became part of a writing group. Everyone else wrote short stories, novels, poems, and music. … Continue reading

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Are Ghosts Real?

There were only six of us sitting around the table at Books on Broad, a local bookstore, this morning. Four people had submitted work to be critiqued, and I erroneously assumed we would wrap up in two hours. Wrong. The … Continue reading

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Dribbles, Drabbles, and Flashes

  I’ve wanted to write flash fiction since the first time I heard it mentioned. Problems were that (1) I’m not really a fiction writer and (2) no one could tell me exactly what flash fiction was. It was double … Continue reading

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Learning from Pearl Buck

After listening to Garrison Keillor talk about Pearl Buck on The Writer’s Almanac, I knew I had to reread The Good Earth. About a fourth of the way through the book, my admiration for the author’s storytelling gifts grew, especially when I … Continue reading

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Anthologies, Novels, and Photographs

Just because I don’t post here every day doesn’t mean that I’ve put writing projects to the side. I earnestly try to follow the oft-seen instruction to write something daily even if it’s just a few phrases in my journal. … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing. Period.

From this day forward, this blog is going to be about reading and writing. Period. One of the challenges I’ve had as a writer is choosing a topic and sticking to it. That’s why this blog has become somewhat of … Continue reading

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Out of Chaos

I wasn’t sure whether to post these thoughts here or on my Mom’s Musings blog at http://www.marlajayne.wordpress.com, but I decided that this reading/writing blog is the better option. Although the post brings in a little bit of religion, it’s mostly … Continue reading

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