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Kaye Linden


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I am an expert on flash fiction and flash non-fiction writing and critiquing. I can answer any questions on the craft and evaluation of short story writing and short and long story structure. I can also answer questions about the craft of fiction writing in general.

Experience in the area

Teacher of short fiction at Santa Fe College, Gainesville References available. Past Editor-in-Chief (2010-11) of the Bacopa Literary Review Responsibility for the publication of the 2011 edition of the Bacopa Literary Review 2012-13 Short Fiction editor of the Bacopa Literary Review (decision-maker for all short fiction for general submissions and contest) Fiction critique group that meets monthly Active leader in short fiction workshops for the Writers Alliance of Gainesville MFA in writing (national accreditation) from Whidbey Writers’ Workshop (NILA) In addition, multiple classes online with Gotham Writers Workshops and Writers Digest in both poetry and short fiction Currently enrolled in online advanced writing classes. (past classes with poets Michael Dylan Welch and Carolyne Wright)


Florida Writers Association, Writers Alliance of Gainesville, The Bacopa Literary Review, Toastmasters International (certification in Competent Communication) The American Medical Editors Association. Whidbey Island Writers MFA Alumni Association


Kaye’s 2014 publications of short stories, flash fictions and haiku include but are not limited to: "Tales from Ma's Watering Hole" forty tale collection Copper Review “The Scribe” February 2014 Folio Oak Literary Magazine “Just in Time for the Old Man’s Passing” Jan. 2014 “Ghazal for My Lover” Soundings Literary Review print journal Spring 2014 Lists of past short story publications available upon request


Master of Fine Arts in fiction with a specialty in short story writing. (MFA) MFA acquired from Whidbey Island Writers Workshop in 20011 (national accreditation) (Also known as NILA) Bachelors degree in science/Nursing Please refer to: http://www.singingformyfriends.com http://www.kayelinden.com

Awards and Honors

http://shortfictionwritersguild.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/sfwg-2013-flash-fiction-contest-results/ third place for “My Soul is Driving” a reprint October 2013 Contest Honorable Mention for the short story collection ”Tales from Ma’s Watering Hole” June 2013 Leapfrog Press http://www.leapfrogpress.com/ Contest: Honorable Mention for "Tales from Ma's Watering Hole" for the best ebook in the 2013 Writers Digest competition

Past/Present Clients

Students from the Santa Fe classes, critique group members, Writers Alliance of Gainesville members. References available upon request

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Prashant S Akerkar 08/24/16101010Dear Kaye Thanks. Prashant
Jaqueline09/27/15101010Thanks, Kaye.
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Recent Answers from Kaye Linden

2016-08-24 Multiple Morals in story:

Hello Prashant,  Yes, of course there can be multiple morals in a story. Look at the fables and the classic fairy tales where we learn multiple lessons about good versus evil, kindness versus cruelty.

2015-09-19 disturbing story:

http://ralan.com/a.writing.htm  https://duotrope.com/about/    Good day Ben,    First of all I would not show such stories to friends or family. You don't need their judgment. Try submitting your story

2015-09-08 sentence wording:

"As I headed out from the wake and walked down the hallway amongst the somber crowd, a room with flickering candles caught my attention."      Hi Patty,    Instead of "of" or "from" I would restructure

2015-08-29 Novels in different languages.:

Hello Prashant,    Absolutely.  There are authors who are multi-lingual who write in other languages.     Take a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Spanish_women_writers    Do a google search

2015-08-29 Novels in different languages.:

Hello Prashant,  Authors have written works that have been translated into many languages. For example, the works of the French writers, such as Albert Camu's "The Stanger" which was translated into English


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