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Fridays With Dale: Can a Computer Be Trusted?

    Can a Computer Be Trusted? By Dale Angel I’m so confused. You’d think if I can drive a car and do life this many years, I could have some success with a machine called a computer. It’s a plastic box. It doesn’...

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Why is writing so biased towards fiction?

There really are different skill sets at play when you look at journalism compared to creative writing. I’m speaking from my own experience, but journalism is all about getting the story. They used to say the biggest tool for a journa...

Podcasts and Writers

Podcasts and Writers By George T. Parker A long time ago…so long ago that most of you won’t remember it…I sent Writers Forum members a survey that asked about podcast listening habits. I had intended to follow-up the survey with an ...

Queen’s Letter: How Are You All Doing?

Yeah, I know. It may be hard to get reliable information about Chingona lately because our local newspaper has pretty much given up. If you go to CNN.com, you can input your zip code and get daily updates of stats and links to resources in ...

Fridays With Dale: Ants…Ants…Ants

Ants…Ants…Ants By Dale Angel It’s true—ants follow an established trail. Uninvited ants come every year and stay until the rains. This is on-going, so…I don’t even get ruffled or distressed anymore. Each family has their own sch...

Fridays With Dale: Virus Phantoms

Virus Phantoms by Dale Angel I don’t know how he found his way to my house but as soon as I closed the door he attacked me. Hind sight helped me realize he was shadowing me, undermining my reserves by way of a fatigue…I refused to ackno...

Member Monday: The Colors of My Life

Today we have a piece from Writers Forum member Jennifer Levens. We especially love to run fiction pieces from Writers Forum members on Mondays. See below for submission details. Photo by Anastasiia Ostapovych on Unsplash The Colors of My L...

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Greetings from a Louisiana Creole…

Hey y’all, I’m an early 30’s mother and housewife who is finishing her MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Langauges). I’m writing several pieces including my thesis, several memoir flash non fictions,...

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Reasons for a present tense narrative?

Every piece of creative writing I’ve sold has been in present tense. Now, I know I’m talking about shorter works for myself. My short stories tend to range around 20 to 30 pages so that’s still a good chunk of writing. I d...

Fridays With Dale: Riding Shotgun

Riding Shotgun by Dale Angel I was riding shotgun with sweaty teenagers who have all bathed in hormones and after shave; the current trendy kind called “Leather Straps” …. I’m having second thoughts, undermining my self-confidence, ...

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