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September 6, 2017

The first time I saw Jackie shoplifting was at Target in the downtown Dallas shopping center in 1999. I was fourteen and she was thirteen, but whenever people saw us together, they always thought Jackie was older. She was taller than me (she grew to be 5 feet, 8 inches...

August 29, 2017

“A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.”

– Jean-Luc Godard

"The Time Travelers Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger, "House of Leaves" by Mark Danielewski and the movie "Memento" directed by Christopher Nolan all have one thing in...

August 23, 2017

There I was on a killer writing streak typing my “point of no return” scene when I realized I had no idea why on earth my main character would even choose to say “yes” to the task at hand. That ended said killer writing streak. I was stuck. I realized that her personal...

July 27, 2017

“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.”
—Stephen King, WD

Well that’s a bit mor...

July 19, 2017

All too often, I find myself falling into a rut when I’m trying to write. I’ll be pumping out pages, feeling like the most awesome writer in the world, and then it’ll stop. The motivation just seeps out of me and I feel a bit hollow. Anyone else experience that? Well,...

July 12, 2017

We have all taken a writing hiatus, maybe even a few or a dozen. I’ve taken more than a few. Some because of pure laziness and others due to life’s endless demands, events, changes, and what-have-you. Whatever the reason was though, I know that without writing in my li...

July 3, 2017

The world was a mess of bright lights and distant screams. The garbage-littered park was awash with people skipping merrily in the filth. Amid the laughs and sweetheart smacking, a gloom of the inevitable hung over the crowd. There might be a tragedy tonight. So we enj...

June 27, 2017

Here it is! The cover for Issue 2, the release of which is fast approaching (4 more days!). We couldn't be more excited to share it with all of you! We have such a talented group of authors and artists that have put a lot of heart and soul into their work.

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June 21, 2017

Much of what we post in our blog is geared towards writing fiction, whether that be short stories or novels. But what of poetry?

Poetry is just as much of a literary art as any short story or novel. In fact, we receive many more poetry submissions than the other forms o...

June 12, 2017

I'm not being payed to promote this book, I swear... but I did finish it recently and now have it on my mind at all hours of the day and night because I have yet to get my hands on a copy of the third book. Anyways... it got me thinking about fight scenes. More specifi...

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