Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

I’ve long said that comparison is a form of self-harm. We are all on our own journeys and comparing ourselves to others can lead to heartache, especially when we don’t take into account that we have no idea of all the back story that led to where they are now. When I win a contest …

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I’m so excited I have two awesome queer writing classes coming up. (Not just for queers, but for anyone who wants to add queerness to their writing.) The first is a class on “Queering the Flash.” This class through The Crow Collective will focus on flash fiction. We’ll do some generative writing, read a few …

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I know people like to start making New Year’s resolutions this time of year. I’ve not been immune to that myself – but over the past few years, I’ve used December as kind of a hibernation month. It’s dark, it’s cold, and I’m on break from both teaching and studenting. (Though, of course, with this …

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Hi All! I’m excited to say the morning slot of my upcoming class with the Crow Collective is almost full. However, there are still spaces available in both time options. Queer stories, that is, stories with queer characters, add richness to flash narratives, and diving into the many levels of queerness can add edge and …

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I wrote a piece a couple months ago for the Off Topic Publishing Creative Non-Fiction contest. I don’t usually submit to CNF contests because I tend to try to stick with fiction. There’s something less scary about fiction, even when you’re drawing sharply from your own life, as I did with my novella-in-flash, The Clothes …

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