Let’s Write a Short Story!

imageI picked up a copy of Let’s Write a Short Story by Joe Bunting not long ago because I believe, as do the author and John Gardner, author of On Becoming a Novelist, writing short stories is a great way to break into writing novels.

I’ve just finished reading the introduction of Joe’s book where he challenges his readers to not just read the book, but to Write a Short Story. In fact, he asks his readers to write a blog with “Let’s Write a Short Story” as the heading; which is the genesis of this week’s blog. Continue reading Let’s Write a Short Story!

NaNoWriMo Week Three

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Are Writer's Crazy?
                      Are Writer’s Crazy?

I just tweaked my blog and now I’m rolling up my sleeves for another week of writing! I made it to 31,000 words today.

I read on one of the NaNoWriMo.org forums that our writers in Paris are all accounted for. Thank God! Even as a writer I find it hard to put into words the outrage I feel about the killings in Paris. What madness drives one human being to such fanaticism to kill innocent people?

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Paris attack victims, their families, their friends and the survivors. Today, like many around the world, I am a Parisian.

Monday, 16 November 2015

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