*Thanks to Joe’s Writers’ Club for reviewing and advising me on the Cruella review-blog that I wrote last week. If you’re interested in joining us on Tuesdays to share and discuss original texts or in participating in JWC’s Alphabet Project, sign up at JWC’s XYC site. Ricky and Tom just posted some awesome free reads on Wattpad. Joe Evaldi just posted a blog on facing rejection, and in his recent post, Ben Lawrence discusses various forms of fiction.
*Quick shout out to Sadadusk for the great article on bookends, which I’ve incorporated into The Spy and Afternoon Tea below. I also consulted Weiland’s discussion on flashbacks before rewriting the story. Applying the suggestions is Masterclass’s article How to Create Suspense improved the writing of The Spy, as did Hill’s notes about Deep POV.
*If you’re interested in another short read, try my all time favorite, The Wig by Brady Udall.
“The Heart Switch”, a short story about love in a dystopian society.
As a teacher of English, it’s no surprise that Julie Jirout’s fiction features the promotion of literacy. The linguistics classes that she completed while attaining a Master’s Degree in English Education inspired within her a love of editing. When she isn’t experimenting with new recipes, reading, or watching documentaries, she’s exploring a new voice in a work of flash fiction or working on a fresh angle in another blog.
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