A Win on Cracked Flash

For the past two months, I have made it part of my weekend routine to participate in the Cracked Flash writing competition. They post a sentence and some inspiration images allowing writers 24 hours to come up with a 300 word story. All entries are posted to the comments. The following Wednesday, a winner andContinue reading “A Win on Cracked Flash”

The Impatient Writer’s Chicken Soup

The Impatient Writer’s Chicken Soup: Advice on the Writing Process and a Delicious Recipie By Sara Codair Soup and writing have a lot in common. One important connection to note is that they both improve when they are allowed to sit and simmer for ample time. If I eat a soup that hasn’t been sittingContinue reading “The Impatient Writer’s Chicken Soup”

My story, “Beach Glass Blues,” is featured on Sick Lit Magazine!

Beach Glass Blues By Sara Codair Desperate for a fix, I crawl out of the surf. My fins separate into feet. My tail splits until I’m crouched on four scaly limbs. My muscles ache as I push myself upright. It’s not a position I hold often. Normally, water surrounds me and supports me. The […] viaContinue reading “My story, “Beach Glass Blues,” is featured on Sick Lit Magazine!”

Compost for Packrat Writers & Teachers

“Above the Influence,” the first story I ever had accepted for publication, was a piece of flash fiction – a 500 word story that got shortlisted by Mash. If it weren’t for the concept of compost, that probably never would have happened.

An Inspiring Image:”Dull Blade” and The Doors

When I fist took this photograph on a cold February day in Portland, I had no idea what it was going to do for me. When I started selling on Etsy five years ago, I made prints of it and put them in repurposed frames and sold them. Not only did I sell several onContinue reading “An Inspiring Image:”Dull Blade” and The Doors”

Story Soup

Story Soup By Sara Codair At some point during every semester, my students and I write in response to the following prompt: “Writing for is like____.” Lately, mine has begun with the words “writing is like making soup.” Making soup and writing have a surprising amount in common. When you are first starting out, itContinue reading “Story Soup”