TWA #6 – Short Story “The Price of Knowing” by Nick Nafpliotis

The Price of Knowing by Nick Nafpliotis “It’s stopped, ma’am.” Sally Watson heard a lot of things while commanding the Voyager 4 ground team, but learning that the craft had inexplicably ceased moving was not something she’d ever anticipated. “Come again?” she asked while staring up at the monitor. “Voyager … Continue reading

TWA #6 – Short Story “The Pedestal” by Joseph Devon

The Pedestal by Joseph Devon The realtor clutched her portfolio against her chest as she watched Mr. and Mrs. Gendarme examine the living room. Mr. Gendarme was an older man, his body short and squat. His face seemed constantly angered as his bushy eyebrows followed his gaze all around the … 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

Author Spotlight: Nick Nafpliotis

Nick Nafpliotis is a music teacher and writer from Charleston, South Carolina. During the day, he instructs students from the ages of 11-14 on how to play band instruments. At night, he writes about weird crime, bizarre history, pop culture, and humorous classroom experiences on his blog, RamblingBeachCat.com. He is also … 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

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

TWA #5 – Soul for Sale – JUDGEMENT DAY!

Our warrior writers have fought admirably, but ultimately only one can emerge victorious. Our esteemed judges have sifted through the carnage and rendered their decisions. So here we go, TWA #5 – Soul to Sell Judgement Day. If you haven’t already, check out David Webb’s Going Cheap and Tony Southcotte’s Frozen … Continue reading

TWA #5 – Soul for Sale Battle Thread

“Going Cheap” by David Webb “Frozen Chosin” by Tony Southcotte   Greetings, lovers of short stories. Join us today as we sell our souls to the highest bidder. Granted, there is usually only one bidder, but some get a better deal than others. Our challenger this week hails from the UK. … Continue reading

Author Spotlight: David Webb

Born in England, David tried to identify his ancestral roots by having his DNA tested. The lab results came back accompanied by a note reading simply “oh dear.” He lives somewhere in the middle of England, where his tendency for sarcasm and his crippling addiction to tea pass without comment … 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