When was the last time someone you know confronted you about something you wrote, because they think is was about them? Continue reading
I added a piece of Flash Fiction from the prompts. A Fork in the Road. I was beginning to think the stress at work had shut down my creativity but I scratched out a bit of something this evening. Comments/critique are welcome.
The flash fiction tonight rolled out from a scratch note I jotted down last month and never pursued. I’ve been working off and on with a few other pieces. One of the new works looks to be a space, sci-fi, novel, likely erotica. Another, I’m not certain yet, it may be a humorous short story. The last is a series of short stories that are dramatic, intense and occasionally painful to write. I started them a number of years ago. I came across them in some much older works. I may dust off some of those and see where they go.
Halloween is my favorite holiday. It encompasses my imagination and creativity. Continue reading
I work for a large financial services firm. Today, Howard J. Ross, author of Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgements in Our Everyday Lives, spoke at a special event. Our firm has been focused on diversity in the workplace. Continue reading
This is a fantastic post, with hard numbers about publishing. Bravo, Tara.
Over the course of the last couple of years spent crunching numbers for this blog, surfing dodgy creative social media and keeping my eyes open (in the darker hours) I’ve come to the conclusion that there are two pieces of advice all authors would do well to live by.
The first is to stay far away from tight undergarments. The second is never to trust a man called Gerald who tries to sell you a second-hand generator in a pub.
Just kidding. The advice relates to the publishing of fiction. I just needed to have a bit of fun before I whack readers in the face with some heavy-duty graphs. I’ve been going easy on you recently, with all that talking to my arse, not to mention tributes to hairyIrishmen, but all that has to stop now, for a bit of business.
Now read this advice very carefully, for I will only say it ad nauseum until I’m blue…
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As the title suggests, consorting with writers can be hazardous. Really. Once I start ‘hanging’ with this particular crowd, I find a plethora of issues cropping up. Continue reading
I looks like we may all be in “trouble” as an age old tradition of tripping up the literary pundants is in grave danger… or not. “Much ado about nothing.”