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How to (Actually) Get Better at Writing by Reading

Here's an ancient strategy that will improve your writing: Find a writing master Read their work... ...and copy all the […]

A Professional Question of Murder - (Short Fiction)

In this line of work there were few answers, and many questions. One question, in particular, stuck out like a […]

Our Human Secret - Short Fiction by P. S. Hoffman

Number Eight didn't know it, but I knew she wasn't an Android. I don't blame her. I'm no Robot either. The […]

How Many Characters Should Your Story Have?

Your main goal as writer is to get your reader's attention.

If your readers can't remember who's who in your story, you're done.

This guide will help you figure out how many characters your story needs, and how to root out the useless characters.

An Unexpected Death - Short Fiction by P. S. Hoffman

The cracking of naked knuckle bones broke the silence, and a long, white finger speared out of the dark. It stopped an inch from my nose.

"CHOOSE!" the voice tolled louder than an iron bell.

The Vast Size of Old Age - Short Fiction

She rode a speckled grey mare through the towering forests of grain, the flower's white petals lapping at her shoulder with every stride. Dirt furrows rose and fell like foothills, and the forest of grain never changed-

Until her head was nearly lopped off by a scythe.

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