Recently I met a writer who said she gave up on the book she was working on because another writer published one with a similar premise.  I don’t know what her story was about in particular, but she was adamant that there would be no reason for her to bother finishing hers. It got me thinking.  How many books have been published about vampire love stories or teens fighting dystopian governments? A lot.  And I could continue on… Read more »

  Game time! The awesome YA author Fabio Bueno tagged me in the Eleven Questions game. The rules: 1. You must post the rules. 2. Answer the questions on your blog–or if you don’t have a blog, feel free to answer in the comments! Then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged. 3.  Tag eleven people and link to them. 4.  Let them know you’ve tagged them. Here are Fabio’s questions and my answers: What is your favorite… Read more »

  It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. ~Friedrich Nietzsche How about telling that story in six words Nietzsche? Ernest Hemingway is reputed to have done it: “For sale:  Baby shoes, never worn.” Over at Smith Magazine they take this flash fiction concept and make it more personal, “celebrating the joy of passionate, personal storytelling.” They call it the Six Word Memoir Project. “A sake mom, not soccer mom.” ~Shawna Hausman… Read more »