Never Kidnap a Crime Novelist

Buck opened the door. Marla was standing there, sulky, long-legged Marla wearing glued-tight jeans and a cashmere sweater that Buck figured must have cost her husband the loot from two hours’ billing when he was still a lawyer for the rich and famous. That’s the opening paragraph of Never Kidnap a Crime Novelist where you’llContinue reading “Never Kidnap a Crime Novelist”

Getting Stories Published

I’ve added two new items to my blog that may be of interest to you. First, a number of the writers in my writing groups were interested in knowing how to get the short stories they had written published. I wrote a description of what I knew of the world that publishes short stories andContinue reading “Getting Stories Published”

Conquering the Washington Monument

This is a note to let you know what’s new on standryer.com.  First, I’ve added another section to the story “Compatibility” under WRITING A STORY. This is a short story I’m writing with commentary on the writing process along the way. Feel free to comment (bottom of this post) and I’ll post appropriate comments withContinue reading “Conquering the Washington Monument”