Poem Walk: All Hallow’s Eve

October 31, 2012
By Bullish

Falling leaves. Fading daylight. Frightful impatience. Now can we go?  Monsters spill onto the sidewalks. Little goblins trample my toes without apology. Excited kids race ahead. Costumes come alive. Shoes squeak. Fabric rustles. Capes flutter. Breeze smells of dinner and decaying brush piles. It ruffles hair and hems. Somebody’s hat tumbles down the street. Pumpkins grimace from perches on porches. Candy…

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Motherhood And Mayhem

October 31, 2012
By Bullish

I was fifteen when the apocalypse blew up half the town, including the Five And Dime, with my mama in it. Daddy stepped up his parenting style after that. Taught me how to look out for myself and provided the tools to do it. Like the Henry Big Boy .357 magnum he gave me for…

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Guest Post – Dr. Heather Harrison & Self Publishing

October 29, 2012
By Bliss

I’ve been writing long before I could even write.  I used to make up stories and have my mom write them for me. In second grade, I begged my parents for a typewriter until they finally consented. I was ecstatic and spent hours teaching myself how to type. I would create all sorts of newspapers…

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Story Structure Mythbusting

October 26, 2012
By Bullish

A couple years ago, I saw an interview in which Jeff Foxworthy talked about seeing fellow comedian Ron White do his first standup bit. Foxworthy said he instantly recognized White as star material because he was naturally funny, and just as quickly identified the one thing that was preventing his breakthrough: LACK OF STRUCTURE. After…

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What Your Characters Do When You’re Not Looking

October 24, 2012
By Jules

Way back in the mid-90s, Mazy introduced herself with the following line: There’s more than one way to be dead without dying and Mazy had tried them all. From there, she grew into the melancholy protagonist of a poorly-penned anti-love story. I bid Mazy adieu in 1997 when I shredded the original story. Trust me…

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