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02/14/2019 - 12:23am

About a month in, and I’ve already bit off more than I can chew.

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02/06/2019 - 10:33am

It's that season again. Love is in the air, and it brought chocolate with it. Also writing, I guess.

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02/05/2019 - 2:00pm

When building a career as a writer, it is extremely important to maintain a regular routine. Otherwise, it is very easy to get distracted.

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01/29/2019 - 10:23pm

Hello, it’s me again. You may recognize me from all those times I talked about criminals for a really long time.

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11/26/2018 - 2:53pm

A common mistake that a lot of new writers make in their work is that they tend to tell the reader what is going on in a scene instead of showing them.

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11/20/2018 - 11:47am

Comic Book lovers  from around the world have received quite a shock and terrible news last Monday morning.

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11/19/2018 - 10:07pm

I guess it would be fair to start this off by saying that I may have a problem.

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10/31/2018 - 1:28pm

Cowley College’s online literary journal, Mile Marker Review, is extremely pleased to announce

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10/30/2018 - 7:06pm

Procrastination. We all do it, some of us more than others, but the question is, why?

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10/26/2018 - 12:26am

All writers have hobbies that they probably shouldn’t admit to publicly.  Whether they have an uncomfortable amount of knowledge about serial killers, or still unabashedly love the minions, everyone has a skeleton in their closet.

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10/16/2018 - 11:19am

Growing up in a small town there wasn’t much a person could do, so I ended up watching a lot of movies. One of them happened to be the movie “Waitress”.

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10/15/2018 - 2:36pm

October has arrived, and it’s brought poor dietary decisions with it. For those of you that can’t work out their holiday spirit by scaring kids and devouring snickers alone, we at Mile Marker have got your back.

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10/05/2018 - 9:36pm

As a writer, I try to draw inspiration from many different types of media. This ranges from the obvious choices, such as books and TV, to video games.

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09/21/2018 - 4:54pm

“I like to get ten pages a day, which amounts to 2,000 words. That’s 180,000 words over a three-month span, a goodish length for a book — something in which the reader can get happily lost, if the tale is done well and stays fresh.”

― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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09/14/2018 - 10:56pm

Nothing screams adventure quite like a mysterious, abandoned city for an ancient civilization or previously undiscovered temple.

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09/07/2018 - 4:57pm

Look, we here at Milemarker know all about how tough it can be to find inspiration. I myself haven’t had an inspired thought in years.

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10/11/2016 - 11:39am
2016 Flash Fiction Winners

Cowley College’s online literary journal, Mile Marker Review,  is extremely pleased to announce the publication of our second annual Flash Fiction Contest winners.

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10/04/2016 - 2:50pm
Creepy Clown

Imagine that you are walking home after just getting off of work. It's dark outside and you still have a few blocks to walk before you make it home. You start hearing rustling sound from behind you, so you turn to look and come face to face with a clown.

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09/28/2016 - 6:31pm
Stacked Books

Have you ever read a story that just seemed to be like every other story? Or a story that starts out with an everyday life moment such as waking up, brushing teeth, or going to work etc? 

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09/12/2016 - 8:34pm
Star Trek  Enterprise Battleship

Traveling to other planets may soon be a reality thanks to Star Trek, one of the most influential fictional universes ever created. The hit series that first emerged in the 1960s has given humanity quite a few revolutionary ideas in the way of technology.

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08/16/2016 - 10:40pm
Fire Breathing Dragon

How are science fiction and fantasy fiction literature defined? Are their certain criteria that need to be met? Should these genres continue to constantly center around social commentary? For decades, science fiction has been strongly defined by the portrayal of societal issues and how they affect or could affect the general populace, hence the alternative genre title of speculative fiction.