It looks like they changed the address to my flash fiction "Therapy." You can find it here.
It's been busy lately. So here is another quick update. I upgraded the blog. You can now find it at phillipsmith-writer.com. Also, I received an update on my poem "23 Years Sober," which is about Kurt Cobain. The issue of Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry it's in will be out at the end of … Continue reading A Couple More Updates
Today, Dime Show Review published my story "Therapy."
It’s been busy since I last posted. I finally saw Foo Fighters live at Wrigley Field. My other job (the one where I make money) has been busy. And, I’ll probably be out all of this week. But, I do have an announcement. My flash fiction “Therapy” was accepted by Dime Show Review last Tuesday. … Continue reading Announcement — New Story Accepted
I’d been thinking about a post talking about where the ideas for stories come from. Then in today’s Orbital Operations newsletter (sign up here), Warren Ellis summed it up in one paragraph: “Sometimes the stories come to you in a completely backwards way. There is no ‘right’ way of creating a story. No single method. … Continue reading Where Ideas Come From
With today being World Emoji Day, I remembered a Facebook post I made not long ago. The text said, “A Story Using Three Emojis.” Below that was this: 😍💔😢 Though “A Story Using Three Emojis” probably won’t prompt a full story, it did feel like I was easily tapping into my creativity. I added one … Continue reading Stories Using Three Emojis
As I said last week, two of my stories were published between Christmas and New Year’s. The stories were “The Online Auction” and “Loss” (the one I wrote about last week). Now, I’m writing about “The Online Auction,” which was published by Chicago Literati. “The Online Auction” is a flash fiction about a woman selling … Continue reading “The Online Auction”
“I think any writer who gives away his work demeans himself, demeans the craft, demeans the art, and demeans the buyer. It is not only caveat emptor, it is caveat lector. I don’t mean to be crude when I say this, but I won’t take a piss unless I’m paid properly.” --Harlan Ellison, speaking with … Continue reading Harlan Ellison
Two of my stories were published between Christmas and New Year’s. (I also had another story accepted that week.) The stories were “The Online Auction” and “Loss,” which is the one I want to write about today. It was published by Literally Stories. “Loss” is a story about a man experiencing different types of loss: … Continue reading “Loss”
Last Friday (June 15), I set a goal for the weekend: 20 pages. The 20 pages could be anything, but the focus was on a graphic novel I’ve started. Since I have issues with motivation, I haven’t set page goals or deadlines since college , but a lot of writers do, so I wanted to … Continue reading Weekend Writing