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Fiction Writer’s Resources

I’m spending most of my time and focus on writing a novel right now. So, hence this. “Words to Use instead of Said” http://www.spwickstrom.com/said/ This was the top result when I googled: what are some words you can use to describe dialogue besides said I created an “Alter-Ego” Twitter (@ottersransom) for solely for my artistic …

Advice for Aspiring Writers

I came across this today via Twitter, and I thought it was so good, that I needed to keep it on my blog, so that I would always have a copy. Here’s the advice: First — keep reading. Writers are readers. Writers are also people who can’t not write. Second, follow Heinlein’s rules for getting …

Poem | “9 Miracles”

We can all be good. The rough beast crawling towards Bethlehem says, “You should.” But we can let it go, face in the wind, rain, and snow, as the falcon of our soul soars off Kilimanjaro. The distant bells are Black Sea shells, and her lips sail closer as we fall deeper into a dreamless …

A New Poem: “Street Car, Sweet Heart, Sweat Hard”

I love your Spanish talk. The soft ground around you Hovers as you walk. Chinese flowers grow out of me like dreams lifted under a bed of yellow Lantana and grapewood rosevine. Midnight and a sleep walking Sun dip its claws into the milky Moon. She blows a serenade and makes a note in her …