Format blues

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve been working on a self-published anthology of crime fiction, some of which has been previously published.

The problem? Some of the places they published are out of business and my electronic versions are long-gone. I’ve been doing a lot of typing.

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The return and short fiction

I started writing fiction when I was about 13 years old.

IMG_0030To this day, I remember a story I’d written. It was a vampire story (in hindsight I should’ve stuck with those!), and admittedly not very good. Still, at all of 13 or 14-years-old, I sent it to the magazine Amazing Stories.

I received a deserved rejection, but with it was a detailed, specific, four-page critique from the editor. It was the first time someone I did not know took my writing seriously and it fed me for years.

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