Archive for January, 2010

I guess I am a writer

Posted in Stories, Writing on January 29, 2010 by oneoveralpha

Today after work, I went to my local coffee shop to do some writing. Along the way an idea came to me. Once I was there I spent twenty minutes or so hammering it out. As you can see, it’s not an epic novel, but once I finished I was a tad giddy because I had finished a story.

The main reason I had gone to the coffee shop was to critique stories for one of my writing groups. Once I put my story aside, I took out the others and started reading them. The idea for one was just amazing. So amazing if fact, that after reading it I felt angry because I hadn’t thought of it. Then I started wondering if there was a way for me to steal it. Hey, as T. S. Eliot said, “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.”


And I thought I was doing pretty well

Posted in Writing on January 27, 2010 by oneoveralpha

I had a filing cabinet jammed full of my published stories. I did shuffle things around in my other filing cabinets so I would have some room for new stories, but I figured I would need to get another one. Whether I had room in my apartment for one, I wasn’t so sure.

Anyway, a few months ago where I work there was some remodeling of some of the offices. We have had desks, bookshelves, and filing cabinets in the hallways ever since. I think some people are starting to get tired of that. For example, last week one lady was going around asking people if they needed a new desk. Outside her office, there was a filing cabinet with a sign saying, “Free to a good home.” I asked if it had to stay in the building, and her answer was basically, “Just get rid of it.”

Today at lunch a friend and I got it into my car (barely) and unloaded at my apartment. Now, the full filing cabinet has stuff piled on it and it is in a central location. I figured, instead of cleaning it off and moving it to the out-of-the-way corner of my bedroom, I’d just put the empty filing cabinet there and move the files over archiving them out of the way. Well, it turns out the filing cabinet from work is larger than the one I had. I didn’t think it was that much bigger, but I was wrong. So, I went from a filing cabinet packed full of published stories to a filing cabinet that’s 49% empty. It almost feels like I’ve halved my accomplishments.

December Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter, Writing on January 3, 2010 by oneoveralpha

See what I did in December:

It wasn’t much, but at least it was something.


Flash Fiction Magazine

Daily Flash Fiction Stories

Defusing Chaos

Because chaos doesn't sort itself out.

Something For Everyone's Needs

Mr, Mr.

Travel wildly. Dream deeply. live daringly.

Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

Best Differential Diagnosis Book

Stop. Focus. Over.

Silence is violence.

David Gaughran

Let's Get Digital


A site devoted to the Young Adult sci-fi/fantasy novel The Eye-Dancers


Author of New Adult and Contemporary Writing

The Evolution of Eloquence

Improving the English language one letter at a time

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience

Twenty Somethings

Stories, poems, and things about things.

Read it to absorb my awesomeness

And you will become...awesome

Daily (w)rite

Author Site for Damyanti Biswas


Custom stories, handcrafted in micro batches

On the Homefront

Reflections on life: the funny, poignant, serious and quirky