When I am reading slush there are a few words which indicate I may be dealing with a novice. Admittedly, this may be my own misconception but I tend to see a correlation between the quality of the writing and … Continue reading
Ironsoap.com just published my flash piece titled The resignation. This story originated from a writing challenge a friend and I had. We used a writing prompt generator to come up with the story constraints. You can check it out here: … Continue reading
There is a huge “Ass In Chair” factor to writing. I don’t do it well myself. At home it is too easy to turn on TV or get distracted, etc. I also fall victim to the mindset that I … Continue reading
I landed a piece at Four Star Stories. You can check it out here.
The internet does a great job of sucking you into its vast uncompromising realm of interesting crap. Most of the time you end up wondering why you just spent eight hours looking at super cars when your driver’s license is … Continue reading
I received this sweet e-mail from Daily Science Fiction: James, We have good news and we have bad news. The good news is that your story has made our second round, rarified company that more than 90% of submissions … Continue reading
The insight I have gained reading slush for Allegory has been amazing. I already have a list of common mistakes from the story submissions I have read. Here are things you shouldn’t do if you want me to move your story … Continue reading