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Flogging the Quill

Exploring the art and craft of compelling storytelling.

Published: 2016-10-26T04:00:00-07:00



Submissions welcome, none in the queue for Friday. If you’d like a fresh look at your opening chapter or prologue, please email your submission to me re the directions at the bottom of this post. The Flogometer challenge: can you...

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