Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Challenge, A Blast, and Some Letters

I'm not sure how she does it, but in addition to all of her other activities, Elaine Ash is starting a flash fiction challenge at Ashedits. She explains:

I’m putting out an open call for short stories, 3,000 words or less, that are either not yet ready for publication, or have been turned down. I will put the selected story (or possibly more than one) up on my blog with gentle but insightful suggestions for improvement, and where I feel the story is “challenged.” The writer will then get busy with revisions, each published in order, until the story is deemed “ready.” Flash fiction is okay too!

Gary Dobbs at The Tainted Archive delivers his first take of Chap O'Keefe's Blast to Oblivion that's being released tomorrow. And another O'Keefe novel, The Sheriff and the Widow, will be serialized on Gary's blog beginning March 2nd to kickoff Wild West Monday.

Sarah Hina has me hooked over at Murmurs with her Letters series exploring a war-time relationship across the miles. Make sure you start at the beginning for this engrossing story.

7 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

What a cool idea with the editing. I look forward to seeing how that project evolves.

Elaine Ash said...

Thank you Travis, so do I! I'm gradually working towards an online writing lab that will develop writers at an accelerated rate from the usual courses, workshops and writer's groups. My "Challenge" is an experiment where I can hone my teaching chops in public, as the chosen writer(s) gets personal coaching, and everybody else gets to watch.
EA

Charles Gramlich said...

Yep, cool idea on the edit blog. I'm following Sarah as well.

David Cranmer said...

I will be able to say I remember Sarah when. She's quite a talent.

Sarah Hina said...

Thank you so much, David. Both for the Letters mention, and for the touching comment. I really am overwhelmed by your, Charles', and everyone's response to the series. It's been a fun ride.

And very cool editing challenge! Am going to check it out...

Barbara Martin said...

The editing challenge will be a boon for writers, whether submitting or reading.

David Cranmer said...

Sarah, Keep 'em coming because like I mentioned, I'm glued.

Barbara, Elaine is such a big help in my own writing that I know readers of her blog will benefit and learn from her wealth of knowledge.