Flash fiction #1: Windchimes

Wind chimes are meant to be joyful. They always come in bright colors, mimic leaves or butterflies, and tinkle lightly in the breeze. I love them for another reason. When I hear them I imagine that I can already smell the gathering storm on the horizon. I look for it. Yearn for it. The chime […]

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Your writing is part of an unhealthy relationship…at least when it isn’t working.

I know in last week’s post that I’d promise a craft lesson, but I think there’s something more important that I’d like to talk about today. It’s about knowing when something isn’t working. It’s about knowing when some piece of your work isn’t playing nice with the rest of your manuscript despite all the cajoling, […]

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