The sign made me pull to a stop. “You’ve actually been here before. We just made sure you forgot.” Too big to miss, but too many words to take in if you were careening down this empty, dusty road. … More Highway Star
“The fire-breather had three lives in total. One for discovery, one for degradation, and one for redemption.”
Infernal by @joycechuawrites
#amreading #amwriting #shortstory … More Infernal
Our September prompt calls for a meandering, dreamy short story, and that’s exactly what Joyce did with her piece.
Read it now on Muse in Pocket, Pen in Hand.
… More The Distance From the Sky
The Memory Lane gang was named after the road on which they all first met. Their encounter certainly wasn’t by any sort of intention, for the five of them couldn’t be more different. As it were, their fates entwined that sweltering afternoon on Memory Lane, just a ten-minute drive from the university dorm. It might … More We Met on Memory Lane
Writing a novel requires a lot more stamina, discipline and perseverance than most people think. After all, how else can you sustain your enthusiasm and momentum for 75,000 words or more? Writing a novel is a marathon, and while there may be stretches along the way where you feel like picking up speed or dragging … More 7 habits of highly effective novelists
Know the rules so you can break ’em – and that applies to writing. Here are some consider.
#writingadvice #writingtips … More Writing Notebook: 6 Writing Rules To Know So You Can Break Them
He had never meant to poison her. That’s what he kept telling himself. “You are my best student,” he always told her. She was so very lovely when she blushed. She first came to the apothecary as a girl no older than twelve, just a little younger than him, running an errand for the housemistress … More The Alchemist’s Apprentice
What is the role of a supporting character in a story? Share your thoughts with his in this week’s Writer’s Notebook! … More Writers Notebook: 5 Things About Supporting Characters
Two ex-lovers are sent to kill each other in this dramatic Chinese historical short story. Let us know if you want to read more!
#amreading #shortstory #amwriting #FictionFriday
#asianlit #diverselit … More All The Light in The World
This #MusicMonday, we’re sharing our favorite tunes for the magical realism genre. Share your thoughts and recommendations with us too!
#amlistening #amwriting #writinginspiration … More #MusicMonday: Magical Realism
“With a thousand lies and a good disguise, anything is possible.”
Find out how this magical heist turns out!
#amwriting #amreading #shortstory #fantasy
… More A Thousand Lies and A Good Disguise
This is what happens when you watch one too many episodes of Supernatural: you end up writing a #shortstory with things that go bump in the middle of the night.
#amwriting #FictionFriday … More Nightmare on Elmer Street