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  • The Voice speaks and demands complete obedience. You better pray it doesn't speak to you!

    The Voice - Part 5

    The Voice - Part 5

    by William Kovacic11

  • Jacko and the team have their 'ride' but Joey and Sandy are still running for their lives. The team head back into the 'fray' as there's "NO WAY" they are leaving them behind! Do they make it in time?

    Sting of the Scorpion Part 17 "Getting out"

    Sting of the Scorpion Part 17 "Getting out"

    by Lawrence Hebb11

  • Ivy dreams about the night her mother was murdered by her boyfriend. Nana and she weather the storm together. When she wakes from the dream, she meets her delightful new doctor, Dr. Wong.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 3

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 3

    by Lori Colbo10

  • The Final episode. They got Chambers out, but Joey and Sandy are still behind enemy lines and running for their lives, can the team get to them in time?

    Sting of the Scorpion part 18 'Finale'

    Sting of the Scorpion part 18 'Finale'

    by Lawrence Hebb13

  • I have chosen to create a blog to communicate the racial issues demonstrated in the literary work ‘’Master Harold and the boys’’ by Athol Fugard, a short play set during the apartheid era (a system of racial segregation that was practiced In...

    "Master Harold and the Boys": A Racial Awareness Play

    "Master Harold and the Boys": A Racial Awareness Play

    by Meggie Mufowo0

  • Loneliness is one of the most pervasive plagues of the human condition. Yet, it is often one of the most difficult subjects for society as a whole to address. These stories focus upon sources of isolation

    Short Stories about Loneliness and Isolation

    Short Stories about Loneliness and Isolation

    by Colleen Swan23

  • Villains are just the best characters to write. Your baddie needs to be just as good as your goodie... or something like that. Find out how to write a believable baddie.

    How to Write a Believable Baddie

    How to Write a Believable Baddie

    by Bev0

  • How do we look back on things in our life that stand out. The way we treated people who are no longer with us? Is is with regret or can we truly say we did the best we knew how?

    Aunt Bessie and Cousin Eugene - Kindred Spirits

    Aunt Bessie and Cousin Eugene - Kindred Spirits

    by Jackie Lynnley34

  • Can 'Watching paint dry ever be exciting? I don't know, but I couldn't resist the story.

    'Watching Paint Dry'

    'Watching Paint Dry'

    by Lawrence Hebb31

  • The following is part of a chapter from an uncompleted novel I begain about 15 years ago. It chronicles the life of young man trying to come to terms with the death of his first true love.

    The Amazing Amnesia Drink

    The Amazing Amnesia Drink

    by Larry Rankin24

  • Ivy's discharge has arrived. Her life is in limbo, but she is free of the torment she suffered with so long.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 16

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 16

    by Lori Colbo9

  • Sometimes you need to step back, sturdy yourself and gather the courage to remain sane. In any case, you might be suffering from Crypto-Gambling. (Creative Nonsense)

    I, Cryptocurrency

    I, Cryptocurrency

    by Jack Shorebird6

  • The Night Circus is a popular novel that is about an on-going competition between two magicians in a traveling circus that only runs at night. On a deeper level the book draws inspiration from The Tempest and the character Prospero. Using Shakespeare's influence we see that The Night Circus is about what it takes to tell a great story.

    The Art and Importance of Telling A Story: The Night Circus Analysis

    The Art and Importance of Telling A Story: The Night Circus Analysis

    by Music-and-Art-450

  • This story of the McDonald family began when they arrived in the Oak Creek valley in 1833 and extends through the 20th Century in a continuous set of stories of the family. It is "The Homeplace Saga."

    McDonald Tales - MT26 - Let’s Look Ahead

    McDonald Tales - MT26 - Let’s Look Ahead

    by William Leverne Smith8

  • In generations ahead of us people may be taking for granted their ability to choose their feelings---just because someone said they could, and then it became a trend. Why not now?

    Waiting to Be Happy or Choosing to Be

    Waiting to Be Happy or Choosing to Be

    by Vladimir Karas4

  • Dave's life may end at any moment by a bullet from the gun of an angry, former coworker. Dave thinks of his wife, his daughter and is determined to live. Many have already died. Who will be next?

    Flash Fiction: "Jacomo," Read on Video by the Author

    Flash Fiction: "Jacomo," Read on Video by the Author

    by Chris Mills27

  • A lifelong desire to write a novel has been a goal for many people. The following are tips on how to write that novel within 30 days.

    How to Write a Novel in 30 Days

    How to Write a Novel in 30 Days

    by Robert T Gasperson39

  • Mystery genre has had a long history that has worked well in novels, novellas and short stories. Mystery flash fiction takes discipline to fit all the elements into the confines of 1,000 words.

    Five Steps for Editing Mystery Flash Fiction Stories

    Five Steps for Editing Mystery Flash Fiction Stories

    by Chris Mills15

  • The first article that will be the begining of a series focused on writing, specifically for stories for a novel. This artcle is focusing on how to keep your characters organized.

    For Writers: Keeping Characters Organized

    For Writers: Keeping Characters Organized

    by Tara Cochran0

  • Claude seems like a potentially average man until, that is, you learn about the origins of his unicorn tattoo. Read on for more details...

    A Man Named Claude: A Short Story

    A Man Named Claude: A Short Story

    by Julie K Henderson0

  • When a character snickers emotionally, sighs sadly, and whispers gladly before their words even come out, then we, my friend, have a dialogue problem.

    Improving Dialogue: The End of Adverbs

    Improving Dialogue: The End of Adverbs

    by Olivia Godsey0

  • If you’re any sort of writer or storyteller, I can be completely sure that the thought has creeped up on you before: “Has my story idea already been done?”

    Original Story Ideas

    Original Story Ideas

    by Jessica Nichols0

  • FFN and AO3 are the two biggest fan fiction archives on the internet today. Which one do you prefer? Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of each.

    FanFiction.Net vs. Archive of Our Own

    FanFiction.Net vs. Archive of Our Own

    by Nicole Pellegrini48

  • Two men battle to the top of a mountain on a quest for domination. Through blood, sweat, and tears they come to a mutual realization about man's relation to man. Word count-480

    Victors and Lesser Men:  Free Write by cam

    Victors and Lesser Men: Free Write by cam

    by Chris Mills17

  • Clara Cyborn, psychiatric nurse at Mercy hospital, is outraged by reports of Dr. Stricklen's mistreatment of the patients. Ivy has a very moving connection with Cloe, a frequent flier to the ward.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 2

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 2

    by Lori Colbo10

  • Character death is an emotional experience for both your character and your reader. With a few tips, you can write a death scene that will stay with your readers for life.

    How to Kill a Character

    How to Kill a Character

    by Nicole Grizzle10

  • Thanks for joining me as we continue a story from another time, about a good family determined to succeed with love as their guiding light.

    When the Corn Died: Chapter Fifteen

    When the Corn Died: Chapter Fifteen

    by Bill Holland58

  • Polish your writing to grab your readers, customers and others by appealing to their dominant senses and learning style. Includes cues, word lists and free writing exercises with full explanations.

    How to Write Captivating Copy That Engages Readers

    How to Write Captivating Copy That Engages Readers

    by Christin Sander41

  • Two men, war pals and fishing buddies, have a relationship cemented by one heroic act. Can the favor be returned when the enemy is unknown, hidden and very, very hungry? Word Count 1741

    Hungry Jack:  A Horror Short Story by cam

    Hungry Jack: A Horror Short Story by cam

    by Chris Mills37

  • A descriptive sketch depicting the scene of a storm from beginning to end by use of intense imagery. Please enjoy!

    Storming

    Storming

    by Mae Hanson3

  • The trial is your "now," but soon it will be your "how." You'll make it through, and you'll look back in awe at how you did it.

    Through This Trial

    Through This Trial

    by Candace Green4

  • A short story by Isabella King, published in the fall 2017 issue of the Wellesley Review.

    Knuckles

    Knuckles

    by Isabella King2

  • Onomatopoeia. Words that sound the same as their meanings. Words that imitate sounds associated with objects or actions. Words we use every day. Zip! Screech! Click! Clack! Snap Crackle Pop! Buzz! Chirp! Clang! Clap! Crackle! Hiss!

    English-Language Onomatopoeia Words: Examples and Meaning

    English-Language Onomatopoeia Words: Examples and Meaning

    by WorkAtHomeMums5

  • You would think a quick trip to an old folks home would be easy wouldn't you? But sometimes things are not what they seem!

    Time after Time -  Flash Fiction

    Time after Time - Flash Fiction

    by Nell Rose50

  • Let's review the basic key elements of fiction writing. You might think you have a handle on them, but some people need a refresher.

    Basic Key Elements of Fiction Writing

    Basic Key Elements of Fiction Writing

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • Ivy wakes up with a terrible sense of impending doom. The day is full of conflict, except for a session with Dr. Wong. The impending doom is fulfilled when Cloe falls apart.

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 6

    Blackbird Has Spoken: Part 6

    by Lori Colbo9

  • Today the World Economy Collapsed...this is Jack Shorebird reporting from somewhere south, in the former United States… (Short Story)

    The Great Collapse

    The Great Collapse

    by Jack Shorebird9

  • Step by step directions on how to construct an interactive story with multiple endings. Video examples and my own chapter flow chart included. Pick A Path books are not just for children anymore!

    How to Write a Pick a Path Story

    How to Write a Pick a Path Story

    by awordlover10

  • The Voice speaks and demands complete obedience. You better pray it doesn't speak to you!

    The Voice - Part 4

    The Voice - Part 4

    by William Kovacic10

  • Writing a fantasy novel and feel the itch to map your world? In this guide I outline important considerations for developing a fantasy map, as well some methods you can use to make yours a reality.

    How to Create a Map for Your Fantasy World

    How to Create a Map for Your Fantasy World

    by M. T. Dremer20

  • My first Western short story. A great big tip of the Stetson to Jason Whitman for allowing me to use his excellent photo. Jason Whitman Photography

    Roland, A Short Story

    Roland, A Short Story

    by Ronnie Sowell10

  • Bosley was simply too thorough as an international bank accountant. He found a loose end, tied it up and wham, he's sitting on a log beside a campfire looking over his shoulder.

    No Reply:  Flash Fiction by cam

    No Reply: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills15

  • Solving murder mysteries, Tiffany found, is hard work. Tiffany looked forward to a new type of assignment. One that entailed much less drama!

    Murder by the Written Word Conclusion

    Murder by the Written Word Conclusion

    by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS1

  • A prisoner recalls "helping" others achieve death.

    The Euthanasiasts

    The Euthanasiasts

    by Skyler Saunders0

  • Psychologists have identified 6 basic, nearly universal, human emotions. How can you use these for more effective writing?

    Use the 6 Basic Emotions in Writing

    Use the 6 Basic Emotions in Writing

    by Rachael Lefler6

  • A zombie virus has decimated humanity. Leader of the Wind Riders, JFK, is depressed. His gang decimated, all he has left are a few stragglers, and his girlfriend - Wind. It's time for one last ride!

    Zombie Fiction - Zombies Vs Bikers: The Wind Riders

    Zombie Fiction - Zombies Vs Bikers: The Wind Riders

    by Richard J ONeill2

  • Everyone has their own way of writing their stories out. If you interviewed a dozen bestselling authors, they’d all have their own unique ways. No two write exactly the same. That tells you that there is no one formula, but their ways can be...

    Create a Mental Movie of Your Novel

    Create a Mental Movie of Your Novel

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • An old woman pushes a shopping cart around the city and rescues the lost and discarded. She adopts them as her own and gives them a second chance at life.

    Oh, My Babies:  Flash Fiction by cam

    Oh, My Babies: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills22

  • The end or the beginning, the view point of the destroyer, the creator, or the savior. Just a collection of bizxare thoughts from the mind of a loner strung together in a story.

    Seeds of Destruction

    Seeds of Destruction

    by jimmar3

  • You took me through an adventure higher than the air that grasped for the wings.

    The Boy on the Plane

    The Boy on the Plane

    by Alexandra Lang0

  • Next time you have writer's block, browse through these writing prompts. Featuring 70 first lines, character prompts, and pictures to inspire you. Use or transform them, they're all yours.

    70 Creative Writing Prompts

    70 Creative Writing Prompts

    by BessieBooks15

  • Maps are an essential tool for creative writers. Maps inspire the imagination and store vital data about the fictional world and its people. Follow the steps to create a simple but functional map.

    Map Creation for Fictional Worlds

    Map Creation for Fictional Worlds

    by Tina Dubinsky2

  • Pete lived above his favorite bar, a place where he spent time and money, doing what he loved to do. Drink until he was drunk enough to sleep it off, so he could start again the next day.

    Flash Fiction- The Watering Hole

    Flash Fiction- The Watering Hole

    by Ruby Jean Fuller38

  • A tale of two small children and a house with a dark history. Losely based on a True story.

    Witches in the Walls

    Witches in the Walls

    by jimmar0

  • Charlie visits the wreck of an old city bus and relives its horrific last run. The memories are enough to drive a man mad.

    City Bus 352:  Flash Fiction by cam

    City Bus 352: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills15

  • William Washington swallowed hard. He moved his head into the apartment just a bit, but still had enough to keep the conversation with O'Brien going. He snapped his fingers as if trying to recall some

    And Then Silence...

    And Then Silence...

    by Frank Atanacio40

  • A short story. All italicized song lyrics are from the band Cocorosie.

    The Organ Donor

    The Organ Donor

    by V Ron Dorn0

  • What are the minimum and maximum word limits for different types of stories? What are the word limits by genre and how can writers stay within those limits? Find out here with this easy list.

    Word Counts by Fiction Genre and Type with Examples

    Word Counts by Fiction Genre and Type with Examples

    by Kenna Jackson0

  • All those folks who have cultivated gratefulness as an attitude may not realize how such an emotional habit may not exactly be good for their mental health.

    To Whom We Owe or Don't Owe Our Gratitude

    To Whom We Owe or Don't Owe Our Gratitude

    by Vladimir Karas12

  • We often hear comments on 'writing style' in the literary world,

    Writing Style Myths

    Writing Style Myths

    by Stephen Austen0

  • I’ve talked until I’m weary of talking. Nobody listens. Nobody does anything. So I will. It’s taken planning and guts, and today I’ve brought my weapon with me to school. I intend to use it.

    The Weapon

    The Weapon

    by Chris Mills18

  • So you want to include a non-binary trans* character in your writing - that's great! Get some tips for writing them here so you can present an interesting, well-rounded and accurate character.

    Writing Non-Binary Characters - A Primer

    Writing Non-Binary Characters - A Primer

    by Cecil Wilde9

  • Fans of fictional franchises sometimes like to put their literature skills to work and make stories about their favorite media called "fanfiction." But how do you write a good fanfiction? Here's how.

    How to Write the Best Fanfic

    How to Write the Best Fanfic

    by Castiel Ameile0

  • Five years after being abducted from Earth and taken to Orbis, Christy has accepted the place and people, but Mark still longs for home. Mark discovers a way to escape, but can he go without her?

    The Long Way Home:  SciFi Flash Fiction by cam

    The Long Way Home: SciFi Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills23

  • Joey Orsino works for one of the New York City crime families. He gets busted dumping a body into the harbor, and the cops make him a potentially deadly offer....Joey's boss for Joey's freedom.

    Ain't Never Comin' Back:  Flash Fiction by cam

    Ain't Never Comin' Back: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills24

  • A fictional short story about a woman who returns from a vacation in Ireland and finds the job situation is getting worse. Was her vacation just a short respite from a lackluster life?

    The Painting of the Ruins

    The Painting of the Ruins

    by Robert Sacchi14

  • Do you believe in magic? If so, then meet Sheila but be forewarned, what this young girl does is not magic at all.

    When Angels Sing: Chapter Five

    When Angels Sing: Chapter Five

    by Bill Holland62

  • Writing about your character's body language is essential to an engaging story. But, here are some things you shouldn't do as you write about body language.

    How Not to Write Body Language

    How Not to Write Body Language

    by Nicole Grizzle14

  • Donald was wealthy, handsome and, if the ring on his left hand meant anything, not available. The sexy redhead seated on the bar stool next to him seemed to consider the last point irrelevant.

    A Working Vacation

    A Working Vacation

    by Chris Mills27

  • Remembering Jounieh is an adult short story written by Philip Michael Cooper. It is an account of the authors experiences in Beirut in 1976 and is available on Amazon.

    Remembering Jounieh - Short Story

    Remembering Jounieh - Short Story

    by Philip Cooper0

  • For those of you who don't know me, my name is Megan Rose Gedris. For the past 7 years, my primary activity has been writing and drawing comics with LGBT themes. I also do a lot of prose (short stories and novels) that feature LGBT people, and I've...

    Writing Gay Characters

    Writing Gay Characters

    by rosalarian127

  • Calvin purchased a home and was making remodeling plans, beginning with the master bedroom. In that very room, fantasy and reality seemed to be converging to create a whole new world. But was it real?

    The Convergence:  Flash Fiction by cam

    The Convergence: Flash Fiction by cam

    by Chris Mills18

  • This article explores how to start writing a short story. Specifically, initial components involved such as Character Development and The Situation are explained and explored.

    Starting a Short Story

    Starting a Short Story

    by Ricki-Lee Keeley1

  • A revised short story about an alternate future where a Mega-Wall separates America from a dead World.

    Escape from Empire

    Escape from Empire

    by Jack Shorebird15

  • Please, if you ever loved me, turn your eyes away. Please, please don't look at me, don't look at me that way

    Don't Let Me Fall Away

    Don't Let Me Fall Away

    by Ashley W0

  • War has been waged and Char Shockum is the last man standing between the monstrous invaders. However, this battle is not what it seems to be. Char may have another enemy to fear. One he can't see.

    Hit Reset!

    Hit Reset!

    by Dean Traylor0

  • Writing is hard work. But that doesn't mean it can't also be fun. If you need tips on how to become a good writer. check out these fun writing tasks that will remind you of the joy of writing.

    Fun Ways to Become a Good Writer

    Fun Ways to Become a Good Writer

    by Sadie Holloway1

  • Chambers knew that every visit to the autopsy room reaffirmed a detective's need for a mental buffer between the living and the dead. The freezer held more than a dozen bodies just waiting for the dis

    By Virtue

    By Virtue

    by Frank Atanacio35

  • Ever wonder what happened to readers in the passed century? Has television and film become the only acceptable form of story-telling? Let's find out together.

    Reaching a Non-Reader Audience

    Reaching a Non-Reader Audience

    by Arthur Gulumian2

  • Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Winnie wants so badly to be Minnie, even if it means killing her.

    Strange Girls—I Wanna Be You

    Strange Girls—I Wanna Be You

    by Melanie S Pronia0