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“Every closed book is also a memento mori.”

—Daniel Abraham (x)


On endings

“Brilliant short story writer Jim van Pelt once told me that whenever someone said there was a problem with the end of his story, it meant there was a problem with the setup of his story.”

—Daniel Abraham (x)


Short story: "Now Dress Me in My Finest Suit and Lay Me in My Casket"

“Now Dress Me in My Finest Suit and Lay Me in My Casket,” by M. Bennardo

2,061 words according to my word processor; 2052 by the magazine’s count… 11 more words


An Interview with Rahul Kanakia

Rahul Kanakia’s young adult novel, Enter Title Here (its actual title, not a typo) will be published by Disney-Hyperion in Fall 2015. His stories have appeared in… 1,109 more words

Writers On Writing

Rich and Strange: "No Vera There" by Dominica Phetteplace

This week I look at a story from the ever-excellent Clarkesworld.

No Vera There” is one of those stories that simultaneously engages parts of my brain that appreciate very different things: in this case narrative and structure.

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How to Build a Story with Logistics

Some university creative writing teachers don’t allow their students to write genre fiction: no ghosts, aliens, spaceships, vampires, or zombies unless they’re handled in a literary fashion (whatever that means). 1,226 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

The Holidays Approacheth

I can always tell when the holidays are getting close – my free time evaporates.

This year we hosted Alasdair’s parents for Thanksgiving, which was lovely. 88 more words