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'Champagne' by Anton Chekhov - A Review Aaron Hennessy

Here follows the latest in our Short Story Series:

Anyone writing a series, or grouping of articles, which attempts to dissect or even shine a narrow light on the modern short story will invariable find themselves before an Anton Chekhov collection. 320 more words

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Subtext: Some Have It, Others Don't

First, What Is It?

Subtext is implied information. It’s that simple. It comes from high context relationships, wherein two or more people have common knowledge of past events and refer to them without stating an outline of the events and how they effected each other and their futures. 2,314 more words

Craft Of Writing

Psalm Seagull

I am a bird alone on a roof.

I am not a dove, but

a Mockingbird.

I am a bird alone on a roof.

No, that’s not what I mean.


The Long Path To Edited

My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying. 52 more words


Chekov, on why over half our novel takes place in an apartment:

In real life people don’t spend every minute shooting each other, hanging themselves and making confessions of love. They don’t spend all the time saying clever things.

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To Follow the World or not...

I don’t follow the news. It depresses me. -A Wise Friend

Honestly, these words first heard some months ago are making more and more sense lately.

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