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“August at the Fair” – Hawthorne Citation

A microfiction blast from the past: “August at the Fair” was named a Top 3 in Micro Fiction by Paul McVeigh for his Hawthorne Citation…back in 2012. 64 more words

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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

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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

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