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  • 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

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

    Knuckles

    Knuckles

    by Isabella King2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Writing Style Myths

    Writing Style Myths

    by Stephen Austen0

  • 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

  • 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 Ameile1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Pellegrini49

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 and Don't Owe Our Gratitude

    To Whom We Owe and Don't Owe Our Gratitude

    by Vladimir Karas12

  • 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 Bev G0

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The Organ Donor

    The Organ Donor

    by V Ron Dorn0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Become Happy or Choosing It

    Waiting to Become Happy or Choosing It

    by Vladimir Karas4

  • Find good sites for reading fanfiction and for publishing your own stories. General, Harry Potter, Twilight, anime, and other categories.

    Fanfiction Site List

    Fanfiction Site List

    by carny265

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 rosalarian131

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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