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Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

On Colm Tóibín’s website under ‘Essays” is a short story called “House for Sale.” It was written decades ago and attempts to recreate the atmosphere and situation of late 1967 when Tóibín’s father died and he and his brother were left alone in the house with his mother. 1,045 more words

Book Review

Upcoming Anthologies - Update 02/08/16

Several new anthologies out there looking for submissions. Check out the full list of upcoming anthologies to find a couple dozen markets currently open for submissions. 539 more words


Have You Ever Done a Guest Blog

Jennifer Brozek offer me the chance to write a guest post on her blog this week. It went live today and I think it came out really well. 21 more words

Fiction Writing

Creatures and Story Creation

Writers can spin stories out of thin air. Yes, it’s true. We grab ideas out of the effluvia around us. Soon we’re building a novel. The characters gel, and the setting takes on detail. 945 more words

The Writing Life

Gettin' beat up

I love this meme. I posted it last Friday with the rest of the “Especially for Writers” memes, but the reason this particular one resonates with me is because it’s the story of my career. 582 more words


Write a Story Title That Arouses

Think of the title to your story as the ultimate headline. It’s the first thing an editor reads of your work. Titles are often used by one reader to describe the story to another reader. 581 more words


Yeah Write #24: Options Open (#flashfiction)

Lyric made her bed every day since she was six when Aunt Kay told her she had to do it herself. “I’m not your maid,” she’d said. 739 more words