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Out of Context: Existential Crisis
August 16, 2017 Out of Context,Writing Prompts A.L. Mabry

You know how it happens, you’re minding your own business, eavesdropping on the table next to yours in the coffee shop, when suddenly you hear…something. You missed what they said before but the last sentence has your mind whirling with possibilities. Or maybe you’re in line at the grocery store, sorting your coupons when…wait…she didn’t
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What to Check Before You Hit Submit
August 11, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

We’ve talked about building worlds and creating in-depth characters. Even our secondary characters have backstories now. Our stories are written and edited. Now what? Before you submit, there is still an important step to seeing your work in print. It is the dreaded F word. Now, get your mind out of the gutter because that’s
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Friday Flash Fiction Train
August 11, 2017 Friday Fiction,Writing Prompts Kat Avila

All aboard the Friday Flash Fiction Train! Each week, a new prompt will take us to parts unknown – sit back, check out the prompt, and enjoy the ride. But first, some rules. Every other week, a random prompt will be posted on Friday. Participants have until the Wednesday before the next prompt at 12:00 PM
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Out Of Context: Zombie Survival
August 9, 2017 Out of Context,Writing Prompts A.L. Mabry

You know how it happens, you’re minding your own business, eavesdropping on the table next to yours in the coffee shop, when suddenly you hear…something. You missed what they said before but the last sentence has your mind whirling with possibilities. Or maybe you’re in line at the grocery store, sorting your coupons when…wait…she didn’t
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Out of Context: I’d Pick Him
August 2, 2017 Out of Context,Writing Prompts A.L. Mabry

You know how it happens, you’re minding your own business, eavesdropping on the table next to yours in the coffee shop, when suddenly you hear…something. You missed what they said before but the last sentence has your mind whirling with possibilities. Or maybe you’re in line at the grocery store, sorting your coupons when…wait…she didn’t
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Friday Flash Fiction Train
July 28, 2017 Friday Fiction,Writing Prompts Kat Avila

All aboard the Friday Flash Fiction Train! Each week, a new prompt will take us to parts unknown – sit back, check out the prompt, and enjoy the ride. But first, some rules. Every week, a random prompt will be posted on Friday. Participants have until Wednesday at 12:00 PM EST to write and submit a response
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Research: The Hidden Plot Point
July 26, 2017 Writing Advice Paul Davis

Inspiration is everywhere. It surrounds us in countless modern cultures that we can travel to or learn about easily. We can even speak with natives of those cultures with little effort. There are even civilizations throughout history, with books, movies, and shows to highlight them. These cultures can lead to numerous plot points that a
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Out of Context: Surprising Size
July 26, 2017 Out of Context,Writing Prompts A.L. Mabry

You know how it happens, you’re minding your own business, eavesdropping on the table next to yours in the coffee shop, when suddenly you hear…something. You missed what they said before but the last sentence has your mind whirling with possibilities. Or maybe you’re in line at the grocery store, sorting your coupons when…wait…she didn’t
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Using Psychology to Research a Character: Testing
July 24, 2017 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

Want to know your spirit animal? There’s a test for that. In fact, there is a test for just about anything you want to know. Most of us know the ones on Facebook are just for entertainment but some are valid tools used in psychology to help people better understand themselves. But what about personalities?
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Guest Posting: Why Do You Have to Try It?
July 15, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Melinda Harmon

When you are a new blogger, you make sure you write quality content for your own blog, in the hopes that your traffic will increase. Sometimes, that does not happen and can leave a blogger very despondent. What you might not know, is that some bloggers write for other blogs without getting a cent for
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