Monthly Archives: May 2013

Foil & Phaser Community Blog Beta

In early 2013, the Sword & Laser book club and podcast announced that they were taking submissions for a short story anthology. On the group’s Goodreads forums, a discussion began about what could be done with all the entries which

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Posted in Announcements

SAMPLE: John and the Letter: Flash Fiction

[The Public Post – In this option, the author would post a work of fiction in its entirety, or as a series of posts for a longer work. Anyone would be free to comment. This is a good option for

Posted in Fiction, Flash Fiction (<1500 words)

SAMPLE: John and the Letter: Help Wanted

[The Semi-Private Post – An option for those who want to workshop a piece but don’t want it published publicly because they want to submit it elsewhere. You, the author, would post several hundred words as an example or a

Posted in Help Needed

SAMPLE: John and the Letter: Beta Readers Wanted

[The Protected Post – An option for those who want to workshop a piece but don’t want it published publicly because they want to submit it elsewhere. You simply publish a post stating what sort of people you want to

Posted in Help Needed

SAMPLE: An Orphaned Story Idea

[Works-in-Progress – Stuck in the middle of a story and don’t know where to take it? Have you abandoned that novelette because you don’t have time to work on it? Or do you just want suggestions on where to take

Posted in Abandoned Story, Fiction

SAMPLE: The Chain Letter

[Collaborations – A group of authors get together and each writes a portion of a story before passing it along. The result would get posted on the site for everyone to read. Each story would require its own moderator to

Posted in Collaborations, Fiction, Novelette (<17,500 words)

SAMPLE: The Misunderstood Semicolon

[Essays and Writing Advice – In addition to posting fiction, an author may choose to share writing tips in the form of an essay. Topics can be on any subject, from character development to the abuse of adverbs. If you

Posted in Grammar and Spelling, Writing Advice

SAMPLE: John Smith: A Writer In Love With Himself

[Author Profiles, Interviews, and Book Reviews – Do you know a deserving author who you think needs some recognition? Do a review of their work or arrange an interview, and then post it for everyone to see. No, You can

Posted in Author Profiles

SAMPLE: Weekly Writing Challenge

[Writing Challenges – One way to engage writers is with writing challenges. Each week or month we could post a photograph, news article, a famous quote, or some other inspirational cue. Members would then write a story about it and

Posted in Fiction, Flash Fiction (<1500 words), Writing Challenge

Protected: SAMPLE: John and the Letter

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Posted in Fiction, Flash Fiction (<1500 words)
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