Author Archives: vrflash

Deadly diseases for a writer

Deadly diseases for a writer: Logizomechanophobia– Fear of computers. Logophobia– Fear of words. Atelophobia- Fear of imperfection.

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Politics

I prefer observations over political discussions. The former are spontaneously honest but the latter are labored and fruitless.

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The last line

Nothing lasts longer then a good last line of a novel.

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Don’t freak over a word

Don’t freak over a word. Freak over two words in the row. About their choice and interconnection.

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On a Scale From 0 to 10

If you read this, you are probably a writer. Most people are nowadays. All you need is a smart phone and a dream. And every writer must be in want of a publication. You submit and then you wait. And … Continue reading

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There are two kinds of people in the world:

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who desire completion and those who

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Writing tidbits

Serial monogamy: don’t be married to your first novel. Be married to the first, second and third.   ********* Question: Why my story was rejected? A short answer: your story wasn’t rejected because it was bad, but because other stories … Continue reading

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Condensed to Flash: World Classics

The Vestal Review Press is pleased to present the newly expanded edition of    Condensed to Flash: World Classics An anthology for people who love concise writing that is intense, entertaining and educational. This anthology features variations on themes of world classics, condensed to … Continue reading

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New stories in Akashic Press

“Coercion” and “Rent.”  

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Rejections 2.1

Publications reject your stories not because they are bad, but because the competition is better. Try to become your own competition.

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