TWA #8 – “Ragna­Roach: A Remembrance” by Daniel Hale

The shores of New Salza thronged with mourning citizens, gazing out to the sea to pay their respects to the city’s beloved monster. More than a few heads sported commemorative feelers, drooping sadly at the passing of Ragna-Roach, the giant mutated isopod that has consistently terrorized and decimated this city … Continue reading

What It’s Like Writing for The Writer’s Arena

Day One: What is this? This isn’t a prompt. What kind of prompt is this? This makes no sense. I have to make a story out of this? This sounds like an Albert prompt. Great. I got an Albert prompt. Just great. Well, I have ten days. I’m sure something … Continue reading

Not in My Write Mind: Rumble in The Writer’s Arena, Part 3

‘Not In My Write Mind’ features trials and tales from my quest to go from a mediocre writer to a published mediocre writer. Please feel free to share in my struggle and laugh at my pain. Click here to read Part 2 As my day in the Human Echoes Podcast … Continue reading

Not In My Write Mind: Rumble In the Writers Arena, Part 2

‘Not In My Write Mind’ features trials and tales from my quest to go from a mediocre writer to a published mediocre writer. Please feel free to share in my struggle and laugh at my pain. Click here to read Part 1 Today, I began the process (again) of trying … Continue reading

Not In My Write Mind: Rumble In the Writers Arena, Part 1 by Nick Nafpliotis

‘Not In My Write Mind’ features trials and tales from Nick Nafpliotis’ quest to go from a mediocre writer to a published mediocre writer. Please feel free to share in his struggle and laugh at his pain. You can read the original at Nick’s blog.     One of the many places … Continue reading

Author’s Week in The Writer’s Arena

Readers, Writer’s, and strange people sitting naked in front of your keyboard with nothing but a can of Nutella, lend me your ears. Welcome to Writer’s week, in which we lend this blog to the wonderful challengers of The Writer’s Arena We’re changing up the schedule a bit this week and taking a … Continue reading

TWA Author Blog – Deleted Scenes by David Webb

The following is a post from David Webb, TWA #5 competitor. He wrote an awesome story called Going Cheap, which you should definitely read. In this post he talks about killing his favorite scenes to make a story work better. — 4500 words is not nearly as much room as you … Continue reading

The Process, Part II: From Zeroeth to Final Draft by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

The Process, Part II: From Zeroeth to Final Draft To read part one of Donald’s post, click here. I’m going to let you in on a secret. Virtually every word of fiction I’ve ever written I’ve written out longhand first. Some of it is a convenience issue. Given that I … Continue reading

The Process, Part 1 by Albert Berg

Not to be outdone, Albert Berg has struck back against Donald and his so called “Process.”  In a fiery rebuttal the likes of which will surely net a pair of retweets, Al had this to say. So, @HaikuFictionDJU made a post about his process for writing his Writer’s Arena story. … Continue reading