Writing Speculative Short Stories: A New Workshop!

So excited to announce a new online workshop I’ve developed for Kill Your Darlings magazine: Writing Speculative Short Stories is now live! And, for a limited time, it’s being offered at a introductory discounted price! Huzzah! This workshop highlights some essential elements of speculative fiction. Whether you’re absolutely new to the genre, or you already…… Continue reading Writing Speculative Short Stories: A New Workshop!

Writing Process: Building Sandcastles

The second half of my ‘Writing Habits and Processes’ post for Nicole Murphy is now live. Such a great series — so glad I could be a part of it. Do you have a different process for writing short stories versus novels? The content is certainly different — the novel’s world is more detailed, descriptions are…… Continue reading Writing Process: Building Sandcastles

The Flensing of the Baxter

Over at The Word, Alan Baxter tells the tale of joy and woe of having his story flensed by the Evil Drs Brain: flense verb, flensed, flens·ing 1. to strip the blubber or the skin from (a whale, seal, etc.). 2. to strip off (blubber or skin)… I wrote a short story recently that I…… Continue reading The Flensing of the Baxter