Short story writing challenge

Short story writing challenge

Writing challenge for February Write a short story bearing three factors in mind – a powerful beginning, a convincing problem, a satisfying resolution. Keep it simple —and keep it short. Write no more than 500 words. It can be fact or fiction. Don’t try to tell your life story. Make sure that you identify the … Continue reading

Monday Motivation: Too bizarre for words

Monday Motivation: Too bizarre for words

I read a provocative little essay in the New York Times about how life is so much more remarkable than fiction. Well, nothing new about that thought, you might say, and you’d be right – but that was just the premise of the writer’s argument. She is Vendela Vida (a name stranger than one fiction … Continue reading

Monday Motivation: A singular habit

Monday Motivation: A singular habit

Roger Federer is, the world acknowledges, something of a tennis phenomenon. You can’t watch him playing in a major tournament these days without hearing of some new extraordinary record (usually his own) that he’s broken. But beyond all the formal achievements, what’s almost always said of him is that he’s the most consistent player of … Continue reading