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Ever heard of blank page syndrome?

I wrote this during a workshop for the National Writing Project. We were talking about blank page syndrome and I thought it might help some writers out. Where to start? I have heard the question echoed in writing communities stretched acros...

Short Story Contest Entry: A Tale From The Last 100 Years On Earth

Today we have another entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. There is about a month remaining until the contest deadline. That month will fly by! Be sure to finish your stories and submit them. This might be a good t...

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Self-Inserts as a Trope

If there’s one that makes me not read a story, it’s a self-insert. In the most grotesque cases, the author only changes a few letters of their main character’s name/last name. On a fundamental level, I think self-inserting...

Short Story Contest Entry: Incident at Miss Pearl’s

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...

Fridays With Dale: Pending Wishes

Pending Wishes by Dale Angel I wish for an Olive tree with fancy blue green leaves that throw filigree shadows so I can walk under it and feel wrapped in a gossamer gown. I wish for a Pomegranate tree with wild tendencies and the appearance...

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My first foray into romance…

…is now published in Under The Cape: An Anthology of Superhero Romance! Never in my wildest dreams did I envision myself writing an LGBT superhero romance, but this story sank its claws into me and refused to let go. “Law, Love,...

Fridays With Dale: Too Much Stuff

  Too Much Stuff by Dale Angel I’m approaching the age where people get that disease “Too-much stuff.” It can begin when you find all kinds of leftovers in the fridge brought home from eating out. But that doesn’t concern me as...

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Love, Pride and Goofiness Progress Journal

My favorite ideas come to me by accident and it happened again this weekend which has led to this progress journal. From 2005-16, I was employed by Woodward Communications as a sportswriter for the Cascade Pioneer and Dyersville Commercial....

Fridays With Dale: Revenge Cup

  Revenge Cup By Dale Angel On a cold rainy morning in the city there opened a new fast food place with the smell of coffee permeating the frosty air. It invited you inside with clean tiled walls and shiny new windows. It looked like a...

Fridays With Dale: Gardens Driven

  Gardens Driven by Dale Angel   I have been accused of being obsessive. Me! I’m sensible…I think? In my opinion one of the most beautiful of God’s gifts is a compost pile. It quietly invites all kinds of beneficial life...

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