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Last Week to Sign Up for Our NaNoWriMo Short Story Workshop

While it’s tradition for many writers to procrastinate over deadlines, there are only six days left before NaNoWriMo begins, and we currently do not have enough people to make our short story workshop viable. If you were considering joining us

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Posted in Announcements, Divide and Conquer, Workshops

Writers Workshop 3 Update

In the interest of getting more people to participate, I will be making my selection for this workshop public. All other submissions will remain private to the group. However, please note that any comments you make on my story will

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Posted in Announcements, Workshops

Storium (Beta)

Storium is a successful Kickstarter project which aims to merge creative writing with the mechanics of interactive gameplay. Each team of players works together on a collaborative story using a set of virtual cards as both plot devices and character outlines. The

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Posted in Book Reviews

Creative Writing Courses Available from ITunesU

Apple’s iTunesU has many courses available for aspiring writers. These free online courses offer writing advice from dozens of authors and academics. There are hundreds of hours of video and audio lectures, as well as free books and other materials.

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Posted in Writing Resources

Putting the Argument to Rest

Since I helped create this site in part as a home for leftover stories from The Sword  Laser Anthology submissions, it would be a little hypocritical if I didn’t put one of my own up. I hope you get a

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Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Renegade Anthology, Science Fiction, Short Story (<7500 words)

Inspiration Versus Motivation

Writing is hard. Sometimes you need a little help. Each Sunday, Foil & Phaser will present inspirational and motivational posts to help you break through your writer’s block and get you working again. Since ancient times, people have looked to

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Posted in Motivational, Non-Fiction, Writing Advice

One Page at a Time: The Cellar Door, Page 4

This is a collaborative story in which you write the next page of the story. Fill out the form below and I’ll publish the best response each week. Please send in page 5 by SATURDAY JULY 13th at 12pm ET

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Posted in Collaborations, Fantasy, Fiction, One Page at a Time, Short Story (<7500 words), Writing Challenge

Unnoticed

This is a 5700-word short story from a collection I plan to eventually self-publish. I’ve edited it too many times to see the words anymore. They all sort of blur together. I would appreciate any feedback I could get from

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Posted in Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story (<7500 words)

One Page at a Time: The Cellar Door, Page 3

This is a collaborative story in which you write the next page of the story. Fill out the form below and I’ll publish the best response each week. Please send in page 4 by SUNDAY JUNE 30th at 7pm ET

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Posted in Collaborations, Fantasy, Fiction, One Page at a Time, Short Story (<7500 words), Writing Challenge

One Page at a Time: The Cellar Door, Page 2

The following is the beginning of a what I hope will become a series collaborative short stories. I will post the beginning of a story and then you can send me the next page (about 200 to 300 words). Fill

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Posted in Collaborations, Fantasy, Fiction, One Page at a Time, Science Fiction, Short Story (<7500 words), Writing Challenge
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