Category Archives: writing fiction

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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In a Slump

I might be in a slump. I can think of plenty of things to write about, but I can’t seem to focus. I’d like to try my hand at fiction, but I don’t know how. What if I can’t come … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story

Can I write fiction? I don’t know. I do know that I have plenty of stories to share, not just mine, but also those of others. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve exclaimed, “What a story!” after … Continue reading

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