Garcia Offers Guest Editorial At Writers Wall
Romance author and poet Leslie P. Garcia turns her attention to the short story in a guest editorial, “K.I.S.S. and Tell”, currently available to visitors to The Writers Wall. Garcia’s debut novel, Love’s Lasting Song, is currently available in bookstores or online, and her poetry appears at Authors’ Den, The Writers Wall, and her own sites, RioRendezvous and Diamondhope Enterprises.
The Writers Wall is an innovative site for writers to get together and share works in progress, communicate with fellow authors, and pick up tips and information to hone their craft, regardless of their chosen genre.
Wall moderator Bea Ware fosters a nurturing atmosphere, where writers are encouraged to seek as much or as little help as is needed in polishing short stories, romance or mystery, general fiction, nonfiction or poetry for possible publication. Novice writers receive special help, and those just wanting to exchange ideas or “lurk” in the shadows are well-received, too, although the idea is for writers to read work and have their work read as well.
In addition to hosting the many forum venues, Bea is editor-in-chief, offering invaluable help to authors through her monthly Write Advice column. This month’s offering touches on “Writing Outside the Box,” and admonishes writers to credit themselves and their talent with being able to write outside their own areas of expertise.
In addition to Bea, “Cat” hosts “Cat’s Corner,” with varied monthly topics. Cat also pens “Modus Operandi” for mystery and crime buffs. Cat’s detailed description of how particular poisons work is research any crime writer could benefit from, grisly as it may be! Garcia filled in for Cat this month with her much tamer editorial on taming the short story, available at “Cat’s Corner.”
Among the Wall perks are a short story contest; this contest has been monthly, with new guidelines each month to encourage authors to exceed their own, traditional limits as far as genre and form. Garcia won the July contest with her psychological horror story, La Llorona. Winning entries may be seen at the Story Forum, on the Writing Workshops/Contest board. And authors with an inclination to enter this month’s contest may do so anytime before September 28th, 2002. Winners receive their choice of e-books from DLSIJ Press.
Stop by and refresh your short story smarts with K.I.S.S. and Tell, or visit the Wall to find a friendly place to share your writing interests with other like-minded spirits.