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  • Flashback: Carter Beats the Devil by Brian C. Poole 2/5/2015 6:49:21 AM
    This post originally appeared on Carter Beats the Devil was one of those novels you hate to see end. The 2001 work by Glen David Gold is hard to categorize. Carter Beats the Devil focuses on Charles Carter, a sta... more

  • The Bona Fide Bastard Of Brockhurst (1) by Daniel J Robertson 1/26/2015 4:45:29 AM
    Who Killed Mrs Bluebottle?... more

  • Snow over Sheffield by Steve Kerr 1/21/2015 4:13:58 AM
    Snow falls and slush clogs up the roads and byways of Sheffield in this mid week mid January.Isn`t this meant to be the most depressing week of the year ?when spirits are at a low after the climax of Christmas and New Y... more

  • Another Year Passed by Rosemary I Patterson 12/31/2014 8:20:17 AM
    In The Last Few Years The World's Story Seemed More Like a Science Fiction Novel than Reality.... more

  • Off Ramp: Weekly Short for 12/01/2014 by Byron Edgington 12/6/2014 7:54:13 AM
    A modern Scrooge story, with a satisfying ending.... more

  • Misty mornings by Steve Kerr 11/29/2014 12:36:16 PM
    Early morning these days has been very damp and misty rather than cold.Having said that ,it is hardly warm either but still mild for the last few days of November.The tall overbearing mansions that line my route to the... more

  • Memory, Fiction, and Healing by Richard French 11/17/2014 4:38:28 PM
    I've never read a novel by the English writer Mark Rutherford, who lived from 1831 to 1913, but I once bought an anthology of English prose and read three paragraphs about memory from a journal he kept. I recalled the experience of reading them... more

  • Different Kinds of Novels and One of Mine by Richard French 11/17/2014 4:28:32 PM
    There are different ways of classifying novels. I found a useful one in Edwin Muir's The Structure of the Novel. He describes four main categories, chronicles (War and Peace), novels of action and character (Vanity Fair), period novels (The For... more

  • A Novelist's Basic Concerns by Richard French 11/14/2014 3:24:55 PM
    A Novelist's Basic Concerns -- Part One There are many kinds of novels and the form allows for a wider variety than a survey of the current crop would lead us to believe. Novels can be short, a 60,000 word minimum say, or very long li... more

  • Fiction and Structure by Richard French 11/12/2014 6:42:30 AM
    From a writer's viewpoint, every work offers a basic challenge: how to present his or her interests and predilections in a way that will appeal to readers she or he doesn't know -- the public at large. The question of structure comes up at this ... more

  • The Struggle and Joy of Revising by Richard French 11/10/2014 5:10:49 PM
    The old saying "writing is rewriting" surely is true for me. Revising a long work takes stamina and faith, but persistence receives its reward, including gifts of insight into one's work and oneself. Here are some things I include as I rework. •R... more

  • Steps in Writing Fiction by Richard French 11/9/2014 5:23:10 PM
    My Name is Richard French. I live in Toronto, Canada's largest city. Some years ago -- decades really -- I decided that writing fiction would be at the center of my life. Along with interesting and worthwhile things I did to earn my li... more

  • Literary Endeavors by Ann K Frailey 10/24/2014 3:05:38 AM
    “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin... more

  • MONOPOLY by Steve Kerr 9/12/2014 3:03:08 AM
    On wednesday I attended an interview in Londons Oxford Street. Unknown to me when I applied for the job ,it was a post inthe same school I had often worked at over twenty five years ago. The name of the establishmen... more

  • The Winter Rose by Lisa Dyer 8/30/2014 3:11:09 AM
    Yesterday I began a new part to my second novel The Winter Rose. This element is a 'story within a story' and I had to think long and hard about how I was going to deliver on this piece which is crucial to the story as a whole. Let me explain without... more

  • A Place To Lay My Head by Steve Kerr 8/26/2014 3:54:55 AM
    Last Friday I returned home, after an evening out,around 11.30 pm ,only to find that my keys were not in my pocket.They had fallen out, as I had taken out cash from my pocket to buy a coffee on my return train journey.... more

  • Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing: Annotated by Ronald E. Yates 8/22/2014 12:20:25 PM
    I began reading the late Elmore Leonard's books before I knew anything about writing or that I wanted to be a writer. Back then, a lot of his books were westerns filled with gritty characters, powerful stories, and tough, convincing dialogue. b... more

  • Since You've Been Gone extract 1 by Lisa Dyer 8/18/2014 7:47:09 AM
    Some teaser extracts from Since You've Been Gone... more

  • New Story by Michael D LeFevre 8/14/2014 2:28:32 AM
    I have just published a story on the website. It is called "Self Defense" and can be viewed in the Stories section of my web page. Hope you like it. ... more

  • The Road to Rocacorba by Steve Kerr 8/12/2014 10:26:16 AM
    The tail end of hurricaine Bertha struck us torrentially and blustery on Sunday and today was a mixture of sun and rain with much cooler temperatures than of late.A draught comes through the large bedroom windows at nig... more

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"The Pilhannaw" starts with a case of supposed witchcraft in a North American English colony in the middle of the 17th century. It's about more than witchcraft: fights fo..  
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Just Folks: Earthy Tales of the Prairie Heartland
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Fiction short stories predominantly humor, irony, with some history, nostalgia and poignancy. Many are in rural settings. Earthy implies close to the earth..  
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