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Atlas Obscura website
Inspiration for Writers: Weird animals, places and history

Every once in a while during my online wanderings, I find a gold mine. Atlas Obscura is a collection of weird and interesting facts (people, places, inventions, animals, discoveries), sure to spark ideas in the writer’s brain. The posts are short and usually photo-rich, and you can even have a digest of them delivered to your […]

Packing an Emotional Punch in Flash Fiction

Last month I had another chance to guest blog at, under the monthly Splickety Sentinel column. In my role as associate acquisitions editor at Splickety, I’ve seen a lot of stories. I share some tips about how to engage a reader’s emotions in less than 1,000 words. There were some examples I included with my article that didn’t […]

Flash Fiction Endings

In my role as Splickety’s associate acquisitions editor, today I’m guest blogging at about flash fiction story endings. Get tips on what NOT to do… (click image below for article)

Writers, know thyself… to know thy audience

When defining your target audience, you can start with yourself.