Story-a-Day September is here!

Two days in and I'm sticking to my plan. I've taken two old stories and finished them up. Well, I say finished... Yesterday, I reworked my story on a typewriter. Last year, I came across this typewriter in a thrift shop on sale for $20. Twenty bucks! And the blooming thing works! (Maybe I've talked …

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Dear Llama

Dear Llama, If you told stories, what stories would you tell? Would llamas write of teen angst, mid-life crises, or trips to other planets? Llamas in space? Llamas in love? The Llama, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? Probably not the wardrobe. More like a barn door or a pasture gate. Actually, no. Why a manmade …

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Ursula Built Worlds

Have you watched the documentary about Ursula K LeGuin? If you're a fan of her work, obviously you should. If you're a writer, you also should watch it. If you gain inspiration from learning about other creative people, then definitely go watch it. I'm currently reading her Hainish stories. Her world building takes my breath …

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Commitment

Look at all those pages. They contain time-travelers, demons, wayward teens, psychopaths, dragons, and other mad adventurers. They're all clamoring for their stories to be finished. I've made this commitment to them before and then been lured off the path by even more shiny tales of the heartbroken, the daring, and the wicked. So here …

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