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The Author Collector by Teddi Deppner

The Author Collector by Teddi Deppner

I love really thought-provoking short stories. Bonus points if there’s a creep factor. Think Ray Bradbury or “The Lottery. Teddi Deppner’s The Author Collector doesn’t disappoint. Andy is an author, a not terribly successful one. He has a wife and young son he needs to support. Knowing that being a writer isn’t going to cut it if […]

Looking Back at NaNoWriMo

Looking Back at NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, is over. In some ways, that’s a huge relief, and in others, it’s a disappointment. The goal, of course, is to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I’ve completed it some years. I’ve gotten close others. Last year I didn’t even try. This year, I gave […]

Challenge Success

Challenge Success

Throughout the last half of the month of August, I participated in an informal challenge given by my good buddy and boss at Splickety Publishing Group, Ben Wolf, to write one flash fiction story per day for the rest of the month. I didn’t do exactly that. For one thing, I didn’t finish all of […]

Challenges and Goals

Challenges and Goals

I love participating in challenges. They’re like productive dares. Who can resist a good dare? I’ve always been the kind of person to do something just because someone said I couldn’t. When I was a kid, we used to go camping in the mountains and there was a series of lakes connected by a creek. […]

Sometimes You Just Have to Win

Sometimes You Just Have to Win

One of the most important thing I’ve learned about parenting is that you have to pick your battles. Because once you start one, you have to win it. As soon as a child starts winning a battle of the wills, he’ll never give up. You have to decide whether a given situation is worth fighting […]

Renegade Project – Intro and Index

Tomorrow I launch the Renegade Project, what you might call a Democratic Adventure. Remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? I loved them as a kid. So a couple years ago when a friend of mine started a community one on Writing.com, I jumped on the bandwagon. Like any neighborhood OCD variety, ideas sprouted and […]