In case you’ve been so busy shielding your mountain compound against high altitude nuclear EMPs for the last couple of years that you’ve missed it, let…
Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash Unless you’re working on microfiction, flash fiction, or very short stories, your plots will almost always require…
If you have followed Fiction Vortex and/or StoryShop for very long, you've probably noticed that we're sorta into episodic storytelling. To be more…
First off, don't for a second think that I'm being dismissive of the pain, loss, and anxiety most of us around the world are experiencing during this…
Image Attributed to Mark Dixon via Flickr By the time someone reads the opening line of a new book, they already have certain expectations. The book’s…
Getting Started: the Quick and Dirty
Enter: The StoryJacket. After the hook and a rough sketch of characters and plot, but before the outline goes too far, we always go through the process…
While those of us not content with buffet-style subscription reading services such as Kindle Unlimited should certainly not make the mistake of assuming…
My Substack Adventure with The Green Ones has gone pretty well over the last few months, so I'm launching a new streaming Substack for the Lost DMB…
This post is the second in a series. For the first post (making a case for episodic fiction and emphasizing the importance of having a clear EndGame…
This post is the fourth in a series. For the first post (making a case for episodic fiction and emphasizing the importance of having a clear EndGame…
In this post, I'll discuss the specific requirements for writing on the Epifiction platform. So, if you aren't in that category, this doesn't apply…