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Flash Fiction: The Red Shirt

Posted by Rachel on July 16, 2017 in action, characters, discovery, ending, practice, writer's sketch, writing |

The only way I know I’m awake is if I’m wearing a red shirt. In dreams, color is muted and blurred so red stands out. It reminds me of safety. Bright and stimulating. The color at the edge of a perfect sunset. A surefire path to a warm reality. See, I spend my day in […]

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Writer’s Sketch: Sidewalk Games

Posted by Rachel on October 4, 2013 in characters, practice, voice, writer's sketch, writing |

Quietly, I tapped my fist against the glass. Hopefully, Isabelle was home. The streets were empty, vacant of any signs of play, but that would soon surely change. I knocked again. Isabelle appeared in the window beside her front door. She shook her head back and forth with a touch of fear in her gentle face. I […]

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The Writing Olympics

Posted by Rachel on July 26, 2012 in current event, editing, practice, query, reading, writing |

The Summer Olympics got me thinking. In a way, writing has its own Olympic events. That’s right, there are different skills a writer endures that are at such a high level of difficulty, toying with them is certainly not for the faint of heart. Yet, while the Olympics choose its participants, writing indiscriminately offers obstacles […]

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Query Roundtable List

Posted by Rachel on May 22, 2012 in agent, editing, practice, query |

Query Roundtable List The list the follows is a collection of wonderful writers seeking the perfect pitch that’ll hook the perfect agent! If you are a participant, please offer constructive feedback to as many queries as you can (preferably everyone!) and in return you will receive new opinions and perspectives on your pitch. If you […]

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