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Short Story Contest Entry: Bedpans and Walther P38s

Today we have another entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. Since the contest judges are supposed to be judging the entries without knowing who wrote them, the author’s names will be withheld until after the w...

Queen’s Letter: Notsobrighterday

Writers Forum President and Queen shares her take on the covid-19 restrictions as we enter the Memorial Day weekend. May people are optimistic that places are opening up. I remain crabby. Redding City Council meeting was bullied and bull-ho...

Short Story Contest Entry: Let Freedom Ring

Today we have another entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. Since the contest judges are supposed to be judging the entries without knowing who wrote them, the author’s names will be withheld until after the w...

Queen’s Letter: Oneofthesedays

One thing is for sure: stressful times make writers write. And stressful interactions with others can make us write even more. Another word from our President and Queen…written before the Cottonwood Rodeo of last weekend. And before a...

Writers Contest Entry: Stage Craft

Today we present for your entertainment the first entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. Since the contest judges are supposed to be judging the entries without knowing who wrote them, the author’s names will b...

Queen’s Letter: Notevengonnatrytolookupwhatdayitis

This week’s Letter from the Queen highlights some important issues we have to deal with today. Laura’s piece on contact testing and continued social distancing should go viral. It’s that important. And then Laura gives us ...

A Workshop Experience

As newsletter editor and webmaster for Writers Forum, I have tried for years to get several members to write about their experiences at workshops or conferences to share with the rest of us who had never been to one. The rest of us would li...

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trends: where to find them?

I do follow trends with what I write to some extent. I mainly write short stories and essays for literary journals and magazines, and I can spot a difference in things published five years ago vs. five months ago, even vs. a month ago given...

Queen’s Letter Chingona Virus Iforgetwhattodayis Edition

In which The Queen shares her adventures of finding supplies in the days of Chingona Virus, and offers us some writing tips based upon current publisher advice. Yup, still going to work every day, still trying to figure out optimum time to ...

National Poetry Month

Here it is, almost the end of April, and I have nearly missed writing about National Poetry Month. National Poetry Month was started by the American Academy of Poets in 1996 “to remind the public that poets have an integral role to pl...

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