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Interview

Again Again Again: Repetition

If you’d like to read his previous columns, you can find a complete list on his author page. One of the first things I learned about English prose style, far back in the ancient days of grade school, was that I should vary my vocabulary. Repetition of the same word (other than prepositions, conjunctions and […]

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The King Is Dead: Long Live the King!

This is the first column in Bruce Holland Rogers’s new writing series, Technically Speaking. If you’d like to read his Short-Short Sighted columns, which are dedicated to writing very short fiction specifically, visit his author page. Over two years ago, I set out to write a column about various forms, traditions, and techniques of flash […]

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Naming the Baby: Titles (Part I of II)

This is the second column in Bruce Holland Rogers’s new writing series, Technically Speaking. The first column, and the entirety of his Short-Short Sighted columns (dedicated to writing very short fiction), visit his author page. Titles are hard. They have to accomplish a lot in a few words. The ideal title will attract the reader […]

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Naming the Baby: Titles (Part II of II)

This is the third column in Bruce Holland Rogers’s new writing series, Technically Speaking. The first column, and the entirety of his Short-Short Sighted columns (dedicated to writing very short fiction), visit his author page. In part one of this article, Bruce explained some theory and then wrote: The title pulls the reader in. Then […]

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An Interview with Flash Fiction Online’s Editor-In-Chief, Suzanne Vincent, & Publisher, Anna Yeatts

Mahjabeen Syed: I understand that Jake Freivald founded Flash Fiction Online, how did you both become involved with the magazine and ultimately, the key players within it? Suzanne Vincent: I first met Jake at Orson Scott Card’s Hatrack River Writer’s Workshop. I probably critiqued some of his work, and he critiqued some of mine. One […]

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