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An Interview with Leona Theis

Leona Theis lives and writes in the musically-named Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her collection of interlocking stories, Sightlines, is set in small-town Saskatchewan. Her novel… 1,045 more words

Writers On Writing

How to Make a Character Represent a Place or Group

Stories, novels, and even essays feature two types of characters (broadly speaking): major, complex characters and minor, flat ones.  The terms are basically shorthand for this: some characters get a lot of time on the page while others might show up for only a sentence, the literary equivalent of a nameless movie henchman or Star Trek crew member. 1,078 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

Short Story of the day - Day 6

Laura van den Berg’s “Volcano House”

Day Six

“…she cannot retrace her own steps out of the chaos of her life. Trying to explain a specific mistake and her more general loneliness, she offers, ‘The best I could do was this: I left and when I returned, I found it was not possible to go back.'” – Rebecca Markovits and Adeena Reitberger, Editor’s Note… 97 more words

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