I'm Tosh aka Totsymae :-)
You can locate my blog at www.totsymae.com. I'm a relatively new blogger, though not terribly new to short story writing. I began writing short stories in order to keep myself productively creating when there were road blocks in writing my novel. It got to the point that I was working on the stories more than the novel. Now, I'm working on a collection that I hope to publish this year.
I'll be interested to learn of your work. Hope to hear from folks soon.
My website is www.janetference.com. I have what I call a blog on it (Daylight Dreams), but I don't post frequently.
I wrote short stories as a young adult, then stage plays for many years. In 2005 I decided to write a novel. That one never went past a very bad first draft. The next one I did is a novel-in-stories. I submitted each of the stories to literary journals as I wrote them. I didn't have a lot of luck, though. Just one publication. I had a great agent for the full book for a few years, but no luck there, either. it just didn't sell. I'd like to get it together for a self-published e-book, but we'll see. I was in the midst of writing a third novel when I became ill. I'm living with metastatic breast cancer. So, I haven't been able to focus well on the novels for more than a year.
So, now I'm on Twitter and Scribd, and I'm having a lot of fun with that. I post (publish?) twitter tales (no chat, just very, very short stories) at www.twitter.com/bluefernpress. And I've posted some excerpts of my novels and a couple of short stories and collections of my twitter tales on scribd at www.scribd.com/bluefernpress/documents. I'm really enjoying the immediacy of these ways of reaching readers.So, I jumped into the let's get acqainted pool. Who's next?
Nice meeting you again, Janet :-)
One thing about short stories is that you can complete it without the intensity of a drawn out plot that's required in a novel. While I wrote short stories years ago, I began to immerse myself in it more seriously a couple of years ago, after several practice exercises to capture the right writing voice for me. I enjoyed it and here I am still.
I would say that in dealing with your illness, what you've been writing using Twitter and short stories is a nice way to get that immediacy to help you in continuing to write. I thought I read flash fiction pieces from you before on Scribd.com when I joined SheWrites initially.
My best to you as you recover. I know writing must be cathartic and a soul-searching endeavor.
That looks like a Great! book. Let us know when it's available. I love how imaginative the stories seem to be. Can't wait! Congratulations!
My name is Kristy and I just started flirting with the idea of short stories as an adult. Well, perhaps it's more than a little flirting. I think perhaps I have gotten as far as second base! I just finished the first draft of my first short and will be beginning the revision today or tomorrow. At the same time I am working on my third full length novel. Anyhow. I borrowed an old desk from my mom recently...so I had some place to write. I used this desk in school. There was still a bunch of stuff in the drawers. Among the paperwork I found some old poems I had written and a short story that I had started thinking about recently. I have decided to rewrite it. It's interesting reworking it. :)
So I guess you can say I have three things going at once and two of them are shorts...lol.
Anyhow. That's me I suppose. And here is my blog. I try to write in it frequently, but sometimes I forget. LOLOL My Blog
You're a busy-bee. I checked out your blog and no, writing is no cake walk. Constant revisions is how we live :--}
My name's Julie and I'm a languages student from the south of England. I write a lot of short stories and flash fiction, mostly based on prompts, such as the Fiction Friday challenge. I also blog, but I don't have a specific writers' blog. Instead, everything gets jumbled together at From Julie With Mixed Feelings, which I only set up about a month ago, as the partner to my travel blog, From Russia With Mixed Feelings, which has been running for about a year. Feel free to check either of them out, I'll be adding some more writing-related stuff hopefully in the near future, such as my Fiction Friday pieces as and when I write them. My fiction writing has taken the back seat this year, as I've been travelling and most of my creative energy has gone into travel writing, but I'm hoping to get back into it this summer, and I've already found a few short story contests that I'd like to enter.
I'll have to visit your blog. As a writer and traveler, I'm sure you have much to blog about. I just started writing flash fiction less than a week ago and my blog is about two months old. You know, I post my flash pieces on Fridays but I create the themes myself. I was trying to get some consistency about my postings and experimenting with flash fiction, so there it is. I did look at the FFF site but since it's new ground I'm stomping, I didn't go with the themes there.
Jump in at any time to start a discussion. Look forward to your energy
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