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Tag: Short story

What Can a Word Cloud Tell You About a Story?

Tweet I was introduced to the subject of word clouds through a blog post by Jeri Walker-Bickett on her web page, and thought I’d try one on my short story called “A Pig For Love”. I used the Tagxedo program (there are many such programs, each with their pros and cons) to create an image […]

Amazon Gift Book Giveaway – Baghdad on the Wabash and Other Plays and Stories

Tweet The  giveaway is completed, but sometimes it’s useful to have a look at past posts. Here it is: “Follow the link to Library Thing Giveaways, and enter for a chance to receive a free copy.  One week only starting August 20.  A collection of Short Fiction.  Told as short stories and plays. “   […]

When is a story not really a story, and who cares anyway?

Tweet   Story Writing – the Open Door A novel is definitely a story, even if you don’t like it. Maybe it’s not your cup of tea genre-wise.  Maybe it doesn’t rise to your estimation of what makes a good thriller. Maybe you just can’t keep reading it.  Whatever. The same thing holds for a […]

Reflections on Writing a Ten Minute Play

Tweet The Granddaddy of American Short Play Festivals As Catalyst for Action The deadline for submitting an entry for the 38th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival has come and gone. Forty finalists will be chosen by a reading panel from over 900 submissions.  The forty finalist plays will be performed live […]

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