That time I did #TwitterFiction

This year, I won a contest to participate in Twitter Fiction Festival. The week-long event, sponsored by Twitter, Penguin Random House, the Association of American Publishers and USA Today, features well-known authors alongside completely unknown writers who present short stories on Twitter. I opted for a Monte Cristo revenge ghost story set in Savannah. I…

Trying InCoWriMo

This past November I finished my second novel with the help of NaNoWriMo. Not that they are any good, but they exist now. InCoWriMo takes that same spontaneous, seat-of-the-pants, something-is-better-than-nothing impulse to letter-writing. Today I stumbled across International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo). The idea is to write something on a piece of paper and give…

Remember, remember

November 5th marks the anniversary of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. A number of discontents planned to blow up Parliament but were caught before they could light the fuse. Guy Fawkes was found in the underground chambers below the building with dozens of barrels of gunpowder. He was tried and convicted of treason, though…

All Hallow’s Eve — Harrowing Writing Challenge

I invited some writers I know (and some I didn’t) to take part in a silly writing game. Each participant was asked to write 80-100 words to continue a Halloween-themed story. The only catch was that each writer was only given the entry immediately preceding theirs. No context, no idea what had happened before.  The…

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