Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

Happy Halloween! I attended an incredible Ekphrastic writing workshop with https://www.ekphrastic.net/ last week and the instructor helped us generate so many story ideas. This is the initial draft of one of the stories. It came from the inspiration of a painting called Spirit, George Roux, France 1895. Her hands dance along the keys, lighter than …

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I’ve been going through the folders from a creative writing class I took years ago – 2009, maybe? I had just started writing again after an almost 20 year break. Going to school as an almost 40-year old was terrifying, but being forced back into writing was the best thing that ever could have happened …

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You know, you have those days (weeks, months) when you think you are the worst writer in the world and no one is ever going to publish you again. Or is that just me? Those weeks when you’ve gotten more rejections than acceptances, or worse, when you haven’t submitted anything in a long while and …

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I’ve recently given a flash fiction workshop for the When Words Collide Literary Festival and the Golden Crown Literary Festival. Now, I’m bringing a version of it to the virtual Wine Country Writer’s Festival. This fantastic festival is free and open to anyone – it’s online so you can join from anywhere in the world. …

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I was recently invited to submit a few drabbles to a Drabble Advent Calendar – a 100-word story a day sort of holiday thing. Because it’s a holiday thing, the stories were meant to be lighthearted and family-friendly. And though I usually dabble in dark and depressing, I have to admit I had so much …

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