The Baltimore Review’s Summer Contest

Baltimore Review LogoHeat is the contest theme for the Baltimore Review’s summer issue. They are accepting works in the fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry categories. There is a $10 entry fee.

1st place prize – $300, 2nd place prize $200, 3rd place prize $100. First-place winner will be published. All entries will be considered for publication. The deadline is May 30, 2012.

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Son of Frankenstein

Frankenstein is a writer’s game wherein a story is composed of sentences contributed by different authors. We play this game a lot in Book Junkies, and everyone has a lot of fun with it.

So, I’ll kick it off with a prompt sentence, then you guys each add a sentence in the comment thread. Each subsequent sentence should feed off the sentence before it in the thread. So, let’s see what monster of a story we can stitch together.

One note though: PG-13 type blog—keep it clever but clean.

Prompt sentence:

Andy wanted that ten-speed bike more than anything in the world.


The Dark Side

The majority of my writing is pretty dark. My short stories are psychologically dark, not so much violent. Joe Café, my first novel, is probably the darkest thing I’ve written and it is violent. I’ve been thinking about this lately because I get, ‘dear GOD!, how do you think those horrible things?’ responses from people on occasion. I’ve probably talked about this before. I don’t care. I’ve been writing freelance marketing stuff all morning and I have ceased to care about anything except training my stupid, hateful, ignorant, ugly freaking fingers to insert only one space after a period. This goes against 18 years of writing habit. But that’s the way it’s gotta be. Even here, Hise won’t let me out of the box if I don’t do it. But I suppress, I want to talk about the sick, vicious, blood-drenched, soul-crushing things that exist in my mind.

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Meet the Author: Pete Morin

Author Pete Morin

Pete Morin has been a trial attorney, a politician, a bureaucrat, a lobbyist, and now, a fiction writer. He’s still deciding what to do for a living.

He feels his greatest strength as a writer lies in his intuitive sense of what is in his characters’ hearts, and this shows itself in their descriptions, mannerisms and dialogue.

Pete says, “Every writer knows the invocation to ‘write from the heart.’ This is understood by most on some level, but the deeper you understand it, intuitively, the better your characterization will be.” Continue reading “Meet the Author: Pete Morin”