Short Story Writing Class

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Nancy PickardOne of my favorite mystery authors, Nancy Pickard, is hosting a series of courses on Facebook centered on short fiction.  If any fellow writers out there are interested in honing your craft in this particular style, or if you are a curious reader who wants a peek into the complex world of writing, I highly recommend it.
The class is coming fresh off the heels of the publication of Manhattan Mayhem from the Mystery Writers Of America, and is edited by Mary Higgins Clark.  It’s an anthology featuring mystery authors such as Lee Child and Jeffery Deaver.  Nancy Pickard’s short story  “Three Little Words” appears in it.  Nancy is using this anthology as a sort of text book for the course.
classIf you struggle with short fiction, or believe the old writer’s tale that they are too difficult to write, then I urge you to sign up today! join

See you there!

Shine On

Here is an anthology from Jetse de Vries, and editor for SF Magazine.  Apparently, they were having open submissions here on wordpress, and it escaped my notice entirely.  Oh, well.  It sounds like an interesting compilation that will certainly become another edition to my over-sized library of science-fiction.  It features work from Alastair Reynolds, Kay Keyon and Jason Stoddard .  As most of you have figured out, Reynolds is easily my favorite author at this time.  You can read what he has to say about his addition to the anthology here: http://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/

Also, here’s the wordpress blog for the book itself: http://shineanthology.wordpress.com/