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The Friendship Dichotomy: Finding Diversity in Polarity

“Is there anything I can pray for you for, Todd?” Lauren asked me.

This type of question typically turns me off, but the fact that she asked in a genuine tone, rather than throwing a religious tract at me, felt less uncomfortable. 835 more words

Creative Writing

Prompts Gone Mad!

These are just for today!

My God.

And every one of them is great, of course. I want to do them all. I realize they don’t all have to be done today, but my own “rain” inspirational thingie is already 4 days old and goes well with blustery fog during the fervent breakup over the kitchen remodel, or whatever. 13 more words


Marketing Advice I Can Use

Like all independently published authors, I am entirely responsible for marketing my novels. While I am more than willing to talk your ear off about my books should I corner you at a party, I’m not so great at finding bigger venues. 206 more words

Lani Longshore

Writing is a Marathon

I’m working on my graphics. Always hoping to improve!

Writing is a marathon, and I’m failing. I started the race full on, sprinting with the best of them, but somewhere after the first mile, I lost speed, energy, and motivation. 435 more words


Notes on Henry Miller’s Nexus: Burying the Past

In Europe, Henry will acquire “a new body and a new soul”. Then he can make use of his experiences: what he has taken from New York, and from all his life so far. 492 more words


Three Tips For Coming Up With Realistic Fictional Videogames For Your Story

The day before I wrote this article, I happened to watch an old episode of “NCIS” on TV which revolved around online games. Bizarrely, the plot revolved around a fictional… 1,214 more words


The Inland Sea

Black-eyed Susans

Do the Black-eyed Susans
above the seawall hear
the pounding of the waves
or do they only see the
tumult of the Inland Sea? 66 more words