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How I ended up with an identical twin lost in Vietnam.

I ended up in Vietnam after meeting a guy at church with a strange name. It gave me the idea for a short story about a worship leader from a mega-church named, Glorious. He was going to get so caught … Continue reading

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Write what you know. Know what you write.

  Write what you know.—I have stumbled across this aphorism more times than I care to recount in writing advice articles. There is truth in it, but there is also a lie. The lie discourages writers from going outside of … Continue reading

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Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone

  Today, I read a short story that made me utter, “Damn that was good” at the end. I love finding strong voices that are completely unlike my own style in a setting I know nothing about.  Eli Cranor’s, “Don’t Know … Continue reading

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Temporary Attractions

In August they appear, shimmering in the highway haze. Metal caravans refracting the sun. They set up in plain view. In parking lots or the rented dirt of fair grounds. By nightfall, they’re up. Red lights running. The kind of … Continue reading

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