How to Make the Personal Political: On Making Statements in Fiction Work

If you’re a writer you probably came to the craft wanting to express something. If it didn’t have anything to do with your personal life perhaps you needed to get your voice across about an event, opinion, or even retell a story. In that way, you knew that you had words that needed to makeContinue reading “How to Make the Personal Political: On Making Statements in Fiction Work”

What Makes a Good Short Story?

Before someone even jumps right into writing a novel they start somewhere… writing a short story. But, what makes a good one? If you can’t write an amazing short story then how can you ever write a novel that will be interesting to read? Here are my top ten rules for crafting an amazing storyContinue reading “What Makes a Good Short Story?”

Short Story: The Visitor

The last thing I said aloud was “help!” I don’t remember too much about what happened the night before, but what I can recall is that there were three doctors dragging me by my hands and feet towards a padded white room. I don’t know if they had the plans of keeping me here forContinue reading “Short Story: The Visitor”