write.tips

OCTOBER 26, 2014

Check out the late Les Plesko’s website for some out-of-the-box writing prompts, exercises and general genius, then do yourself a favor and pick up his densely beautiful new opus No Stopping Train.

JULY 31, 2014

Short stories are great for catching a moment, for giving the reader a chance to submerge into another place, another time, and come up for breath a slightly different person. Here’s a story that takes place in summer from a website that sends out a free story every week with an introduction to the story by another writer. This story is definitely from another time and place — it’s a doozy, and you’ll understand why I chose that word if you read it:

http://recommendedreading.tumblr.com/post/93302340182/the-moon-in-its-flight-by-gilbert-sorrentino

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