Rejection is a painful disorder in the life of a writer/author. When one sees an almost blank sheet of paper with a few words saying, “Your story is not suitable for our readers,” our world comes to an end. Perhaps a tear is shed, but the true writer learns to grow a callous on his […]

Brush With Mental Illness – 2

Most adults forget about their childhood, especially if it was painful, and they have outgrown it and moved on. But memories linger, and the pain of a broken heart in a childhood romance may cause a person to fall into an irreversible mental illness. Of course, I’m not speaking of physical injury, but you know […]

The Style of a Short Story

The Priest and the Rabbi Tone, Mood, & Style–The Feel of Fiction April 19, 2013 Fiction Editor Beth Hall Last modified April 20, 2013 “Each piece of fiction, each section of text, has a particular feel. The feel of a story or scene is primarily achieved through three elements–tone, mood, & style.” “Tone in fiction […]

Flash Fiction

Short short fiction or flash fiction is not an easy genre to follow. It is popular to say that a story 1,000 words or less can be classified as flash fiction. But how can one write a beginning, middle, and end to a story that is less than 500 words. It is a serious challenge. […]