2018 Dialogue Series Challenge


Hey, bookworms! Thanks for being here. Today is a pretty important day, as I’m announcing the start of my 2018 writing challenge—write one story a week using only dialogue. The working title is Dialogues: a Collection of Creative Conversations. Please subscribe here to stay notified whenever the next one is listed as written! Or follow Medium where I’ll be updating my progress via a series.

What is a dialogue? That’s a great question. It’s what Plato and Cicero wrote. . .except that’s not what I’m writing. You could call these dialogue-style short stories. They’re different, fun, and most of them are short. The first dialogue is scheduled to be written and ready by next week. The intro to my series was posted today. I go into more depth about dialogues on Medium.


Outside of my weekly dialogues, I’m still writing that darned novel. I’ve also got some short stories flapping around inside my cranium, so I suppose I’ll need to keep penning those out, if only for a bit of of silence. Let me know what your 2018 writing goals are in the comments below.


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Merry Christmas

poorly wrapped Christmas gift

Merry Christmas friends. I hope you had many gifts wrapped with love, if not skill. The picture above is the only gift I attempted to wrap myself this year. It’s a little something for my wife, and it’s a great conversation piece! When Libby saw it she laughed, kissed me, and said, “I love you.”

Have yourself some seasonal cheer, and if you missed it, check out this Christmas story I wrote for a little holiday entertainment. See you all next year!




Aunt Phyllis is Yours This Christmas

Randal Eldon Greene's Aunt Phyllis is Yours This Christmas, a comic holiday short story
Sibling rivalry + a house full of drunken swordsmen = a rationale for declaring: “I’ll see you in Christmas Hell!”

Enjoy this comic holiday story that I published on Medium.

Aunt Phyllis jess-watters-at designedbyjess

If you liked it, you can leave as many claps as you think it deserves. Claps on Medium are similar to LIKES on Facebook, except you can clap up to 50 times. And I appreciate every clap you give. To sign up for Medium so you can comment and clap, just link it to your Facebook or Twitter. I linked mine to my Twitter because one of the founders of Medium actually helped create Twitter, plus I have a larger social media presence there.

There’s lots of great stuff to read on Medium, and chances are you’ve already read some stories or articles published on this platform, which is used by both individual writers and literary publications.

I’ll be posting more stories and other writing on Medium in the future, so get yourself ready to clap by signing up for Medium.


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