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How to Fight (Daily) Discouragement @5MFF

There’s a saying about the little things in life. It’s the little things, so the saying goes that can end up being the big things. This can be true in relationships, careers, and attitudes. 125 more words

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Meto-News, April '15: Moon City Review Arrives!

I am happy to present my short piece, “Drafts”, in this spring’s Moon City Review, 2015.

“Drafts” is another from the collection that includes “The Problems of Odessa” (REED/ John Steinbeck Fiction Award, 2014), “House of Broken Dishes” (reDivider/Beacon Street Prize, 2013), “My Grandmother, Lily, Says a Few Words about Brooding” (Clockhouse), and “Peaches for Jesus” (Concho River Review). 484 more words


The 24-Hour Playwriting Competition returns on 6 & 7 June 2015!

The annual TheatreWorks 24-Hour Playwriting Competition is here again! This 18th edition will be on the weekend on the 6 and 7 June 2015.

And this year’s site of inspiration? 175 more words


Wattpad - The World's Largest Community of Readers & Writers

Would you like to share your writing with the wider world? Would you like to read other people’s stories? Then check out Wattpad – it’s a wonderful website and social community where you can upload your writings to share with others, read others’ work, exchange ideas, inspire and be inspired, give and receive constructive feedback, and much much more! 193 more words

Creative Writing

Surrounded by Characters

A few weeks ago, my family and I went to one of those splash places.  I don’t need to name names, but the kind with slides, a lazy river, and other indoor water activities.  379 more words

Fiction Writing

Utilizing Social Media

Hi everyone! Today I (Kira Budge the Magnificent) wanted to talk to you guys about social media and how to best use it as an author. 1,001 more words


When is the Best Time to Write?

“Writing is self-employment, so you can make your own schedule.”

-Lois Lowry


As always, the obvious answer to my post’s title is “it depends”—everyone is on a different schedule.

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