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Writers Workshop 3

For anyone who doesn’t know yet, we run workshops to critique science fiction and fantasy writing. These workshops consist of peer evaluations of short fiction or chapters from longer works. Workshops are open to everyone as long as they are

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Flash Fiction Contest (US only)

EDIT: This contest is now closed. From the To The Best Of Our Knowledge website (via io9 and Jacob Lawrence): 3 Minute Futures – Flash Fiction Contest Love Sci-fi?   Love to Write? We’re looking for great sci-fi stories, based on real

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2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Have you written a novel? Do you like money? This may be for you. From Amazon’s website: The Seventh Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest is right around the corner. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to win a publishing

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Divide and Conquer: A NaNoWriMo Alternative

I know a lot of people would like to take part in NaNoWriMo but find the concept of writing an entire novel to be too daunting. What I would like to propose is a workshop where, instead of a novel,

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One Page at a Time: The Cellar Door, Page 6

This is a collaborative story in which you write the next page of the story. It is currently unedited, so please forgive any errors. Fill out the form below and I’ll publish the best response.  Jump to newest page Page

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

Lost Words

Originally posted on Quietly Askew:
My body aches when I don’t write.  My shoulders tense up. My hands grasp at the words they want to put down. My stomach feels the pressure of the ideas that need to get out…

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Just a few updates

1. We are posting and reblogging any anthology submissions that people want to share. You can read them at Foil & Phaser under the “Renegade Anthology” tag in the menu bar. We already have half-a-dozen up on the site. If

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One Page at a Time: The Cellar Door, Page 5

This is a collaborative story in which you write the next page of the story. It is currently unedited, so please forgive any errors. Fill out the form below and I’ll publish the best response each week.  Jump to newest

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

Poll Answers & Comic-Con?

From last week, the most popular answer to “What’s the hardest part of writing?” was self-doubt. I can honestly say this affects all writers to varying degrees. Here is but one example from Wil Wheaton’s blog. One of the best cures

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Writers Workshops Updates

Thanks to everyone who applied to take part in the writers workshops. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to Foil & Phaser to receive regular updates. For any one else who would like to join in a future workshop or

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Posted in Abandoned Story, Announcements, Collaborations, One Page at a Time, Workshops, Writing Challenge
Divide and Conquer: A collection of short stories from the workshops of Foil & Phaser for your Kindle or ePub reader.
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