Writers Helping Writers : From The Workshop

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"The Colonel Pulls Out his Portable Valentine Typewriter and Writes Furiously" by Hugh Dufour
A retired colonel, writing his memoirs at the beach, saves a young woman from drowning.
Joe P's picture
"Becoming" by Joe P
A teenage kid suffers a medical emergency in front of his geometry class and crush. When he wakes up at the hospital, he learns his body is stranger...
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"When the Titans Woke Up" by blackwicks
This is the first chapter of a novel about a cataclysmic event that has one woman navigating her new world.
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A rough short about some people who go to the movies and play video games and listen to good music. Pop culture. Going to be 20 pages now only 4.
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"Dreaming Under Water" by brandon_dally
A group of people impact each other's lives in ways they didn't expect. Through a series of psychological mini-stories, the characters beg...

Sharpen Your Skills : Essays On Writing

Chuck Palahniuk

One Word Leads To The Next: Unconventional Conjunctive Devices

From: Chuck Palahniuk
An essay that explores unconventional conjunctive devices and how they can link a story together, making it more like a song or piece of music.
Chuck Palahniuk

The Haunting: How To Conquer The Shame Of Being A Writer

From: Chuck Palahniuk
An essay about why the vocation of writing can sometimes feel shameful, and how to own that shame and then eventually conquer it.