Short Stories

Creating Stories Inside Twitter’s New 280 Character Limit

In light of Twitter recently doubling the text limit of a post on its service, Electric Literature held a contest in which they asked for 280-character short stories. From Hemingway’s widespread six word stories to time travellers bickering on a forum about killing Hitler, I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing flash fiction (or microfictions, or …

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A New Approach To Writing In A Culture Of Distraction

Internet algorithms used on places like Amazon, Youtube, and Google always favour new content from active creators. The more eyeballs you get on your content, the more visible it’ll become, whether that’s placing it higher up in searches or featuring it in suggestions more often. It’s a system designed to reward good content, and it …

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October’s Creative Drought

It’s been deathly quiet around here lately, and I figured it’s time I put up a post explaining why. In short, I’ve been in a creative drought. I was overly critical of everything I managed to write, and I struggled to make any measurable progress on my second novel. On top of that, I couldn’t …

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