Category Flash Fiction

Reviewed! Flash Bites: a few short, short stories

Kate Policani reviewed my eBook of short, short stories! Check it out! And check out Kate’s blog too: Kate has written a number of great books, including a must read for up-and-coming indie authors, Compulsively Writing Fiction,  available for free on Smashwords: Advertisements

The Rewrite: It’s Worth It

In life, they say, there are no rewrites. Seize the moment, for the moment will pass. In writing, some say, there is nothing but rewrites! Show the moments. Let them stew and simmer for a while. And then rewrite, rewrite and rewrite again. So often the importance of the rewrite is overlooked – particularly in […]

Ode to the Penny

Yesterday, the Canadian Government announced that it will no longer be producing pennies. Love them or loathe them, they will be phased out of the Canadian currency. As a tribute, here is part of my short story “A Day in the Life: A Coin Story”, published in Flash Bites: a few short, short stories. Goodbye […]

Character Development: 3 Ways

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite aspects of writing is developing characters. Making them come alive, getting to know them, finding their depth, their motives, and well, making them so real they sometimes take the plot away…  (ok, the control freak writer in me doesn’t always think this so cool…. but […]

Read an eBook Week March 4-10

Did you know? March 4-10 is “Read an eBook week” on Smashwords! Why not take part? Explore the works of indie authors – at a discount. And if you have an eBook, this is a great opportunity to share it! I’m joining in! Flash Bites: a few short, short stories will be FREE! Click here […]

The eBook Revolution

The eBook epoch is here. And it is radically shifting the traditional publishing industry. Just as sites like Napster lead to revolutions in the music world, sites like Smashwords are changing the publishing world. And the shift is even more democratizing. It was not long ago that I attended a local workshop on “how to get […]

So You Want to Publish Your Flash Fiction?

Have you been working your heart out, perfecting your story, monitoring its word count, getting it to be all that it can be? Are you ready to take the leap, to send it out to the world, but just don’t know where to go next? Try duotrope. (No, I am not affiliated with the site – […]