I just got back from the Author Transformation Alliance’s Annual Spring Retreat.  This year it was held at the Natural Bridge Hotel in Natural Bridge, VA (Lexington I believe).  The site was amazing, and I am really glad that I decided to actually go and see the Natural Bridge.  It was gorgeous, but my back […]

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A Moment of Reflection and Upcoming Events

I feel like I’m sitting on the edge of a storm front, things are coming my way, things I’ve worked for and now I’m caught up in a wave…and I just have to ride it out and see where it goes.  I’m learning that it is possible to be excited, and proud and terrified at […]

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Yet A(nother) Year in Seattle – Week 26 -Lessons in Perception

Sunday June 20, 2066 – Mitchell Just when you think you have a handle on everything, life tends to throw you a curve-ball. I’ll take this one as a decent sign and pretend I had a handle on everything but let’s face it things have been spiraling out of control since the year started. I’ve […]

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Flash Fiction – Thursday’s Threads

Every Thursday author Siobhan Muir runs “Thursday’s Threads” it’s a Flash Fiction Contest where you are given a line from last week’s winning story as a prompt.  You have to include the line in your story (you can break it up using punctuation only) The word limit is 100 to 250 words. I’ve been participating […]

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Trying not to lose the reader

One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned when it comes to Miro/Flash Fiction is keeping it short without losing the story– or the audience. With flash fiction, I’ve learned that you have to limit the scope of the story and not lose yourself in the subplots and details.  I think that’s the first lesson everyone […]

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August 13, 2015