TWA Tournament Championship – Butter – JUDGEMENT!

Today is the day we crown a champion. Thousands of words have been spilled and by the end of this post, seven combatants will have been struck down. Who will take home the spoils of victory? The prompt was tormenting and insane. Who can come up with a compelling tale … 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

TWA #3 – The Butler Did It Battle Thread!

TWA #3 – The Lovebug Murders by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt TWA #3 – God of Fire, God of Ashes by Albert Berg   With this week’s challenge being all about the whodunit, mysterious murders abound in the arena, but there will be no doubt over which of our authors reigns supreme. … Continue reading

The Process, Part I: Brainstorming by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

When Tony first e-mailed me [Donald Jacob Uitvlugt] about taking part in The Writer’s Arena, I was extremely flattered. He and Albert haven’t seen that much of my work besides what I’ve submitted to the Human Echoes Podcast contests. I took their confidence that I could contribute something worthwhile to … Continue reading

Author Spotlight – Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. He studied book-fu on the peak of Jinshan Mountain at the feet of Ray Bradbury, Charles de Lint, and Zombie Basho. In addition to “Expecting,” produced by Human … Continue reading