1. Critique classic and modern tales and their Authors.
2. Expand on the different elements of good fictional writing.
3. Share with you stories I have written.
Short Stories are a very broad topic, and currently are defined with an equally broad definition. Thatís good because personally, I like variety.
Reader Beware - Short stories tend to travel across genres and at times blend their own concoctions. This can be especially difficult for those souls who have issues with change or adventure.
On a personal note, I was born in Los Angeles on the last wave of baby boomers to a couple who pretended to be gypsies. Most of my years were spent in California and New York, and I currently live in Georgia. With the exception of books and my imagination, there was very little stability in my childhood. I learned the art of dysfunction and carried it with me as an adult. I went to college after my son was born, during my late thirties. I majored in Business Administration because I was convinced it would help me in the job market. Three classes before graduation, I took a class on writing short stories. I absolutely loved it! So . . . I finished the business major and committed to a second major, English.
I have written several stories since that class. The past experiences of different people, places, and issues have found their way into my stories. I also write for faithwriters.com to provide my collection of poetry and essay a comfortable home. My favorite genre is Magical Realism.
So, grab your favorite beverage and indulge a little time. Enjoy. Donít forget to sign up for the newsletter.
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