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From The Bohemian

New story still in the works.  I originally wanted it to be around 1500 words but think it will end up about 2200 after all.  This is a piece from the end. 399 more words


Is a Sentence a Story?

Is a Sentence a Story?
By Cynthia Ray

It is said that Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”) and called it his best work. 295 more words


A copywriting milestone

I’m celebrating a work anniversary – five years at Nicola Young Copywriter.

That’s according to LinkedIn anyway and the lovely followers who sent me a message of congratulations on the day. 692 more words


24 Hour Short Story Contest

On Saturday I completed my second 24 Hour Short Story Contest.  Writer’s Weekly does it every season and at the starting bell they give a prompt and a word count limit.  509 more words


This site is unique, in that it is not an online school, but rather the educator’s resource. Although I am a teacher, and I do offer specialized contracted editing or tutoring on a case-by-case basis, the main purpose of this website is that it contains several helpful links that will lead to grammar, writing, and editing instruction sites. 140 more words


Story Structuring

“Reading is like stepping into somebody else’s mind, a holiday from oneself.”
Joan Aiken

A short story: When I was in the midst of an early rewrite of my children’s novel, I decided to give my little heroine another girl to confide in. 375 more words


I wrote this 365 word story about an experience in my school library.  I was trying to stay focused and get some work done, but this entity had other plans for me! 444 more words