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Sometimes, slowing down the pace, balancing life and steadying myself produces better results, faster, than if I just kept pushing through.
I got confirmation!!!! NYCMidnight is on top of things this year. Confirmation at 9:00 AM on Tuesday? YES!!! For those interested, you can read my inspiration for this story right here. Otherwise, onto the good stuff! Curiosity Kills the Cat It’s all fun and games until a familiar death. Then it’s just fun. Spartacus bumped… Continue reading Curiosity Kills the Cat
Round One of the NYC Flash Fiction contest is away. Personally, I love what fell out of my head. My group got the prompt “Spy / A Pharmacy / A Dictionary.” The “Spy” genre is new for the competition, and new for me as well. I have to admit, when I saw the prompt, my… Continue reading Waiting To Post
This morning, I opened my email to exciting news. The NYC Flash Fiction Challenge for 2015 is open for registration! *faints from excitement* Yes, I’ve already registered. If you love writing, you should register, too. The NYC Flash Fiction Challenge is not your ordinary writing competition. Every writer knows the frustration of competitions. You pay… Continue reading NYC Flash – It’s That Time!
My days of NYC Flash Fiction writing are over for this year. I didn’t make the cut for the final round. Didn’t even get so much as an honorable mention. But that’s okay. What I did get from the contest was equally valuable to a win: I received valuable critiques of three stories. Call me… Continue reading Handling Critique
I woke up this morning to the BEST news. I advanced to round three in the NYC Flash Fiction contest. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, a little background: The contest is broken up into four rounds. Everyone writes the first two rounds. Contestants are divided into 25 heats with roughly 40… Continue reading Moving Forward in NYC Flash!
My second round of the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction contest was the weekend of October 3rd. My prompt this round was Crime Caper / Hunting Lodge / Notebook. I’d never written a crime caper! I had to go look up what differentiated a “caper” from a traditional crime story. Wikipedia to the rescue! “The caper… Continue reading Little Wolf
Over the summer, I signed up to participate in the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge. Flash fiction is a fun test of a writer’s skill. Crafting a story with few words is difficult; each and every word has to move the story forward. Everything counts. This particular challenge is fun in a couple different ways:… Continue reading The Last Project