Category Archives: short stories


Welcome to guest blogger Caroline Baines  There‚Äôs no doubt that the short story has been gaining in popularity recently. For a while it seemed that short fiction was no longer in vogue, yet with e-books and self-publishing becoming so successful … Continue reading

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In the past few years many writer’s groups have started to publish anthologies containing short stories, articles and poems written by their members. This can be a valuable tool in getting your work noticed, but there’s also a caution attached. … Continue reading

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Summer Can Interfere

Sometimes my writer friends, especially those new to the business, ask me how I manage to write so many different things: books, articles, short stories, columns, blogs, etc. They tell me that something else always interferes with their plans to … Continue reading

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Holding a Writer’s Conference

Saturday our Northwest Arkansas Writer’s Workshop critique group held a free writer’s conference in Fayetteville. We were hosted by the kind folks at Ozarks Electric in their community room. It was filled to capacity by some 80 writers, some of … Continue reading

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Finding Your Voice

Writers are like singers, they have distinct voices. The problem is finding and developing that voice. Like singers we have to practice, study our craft, find our passion, before we can begin to develop that voice. Do you know why … Continue reading

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