Month: July 2018

A Week of Writing: 7/23/18 to 7/29/18

Monday has arrived, and it’s time to share my weekly writerly report card. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Elmore Leonard, whose “10 Rules of Writing” is one of my favorite pieces of writing advice. “Try to leave out the part…

Iron Kingdoms Fiction – Confirmed Kill

Got something neat to share with you today. Privateer Press has granted me permission to host a few of my published Iron Kingdoms short stories on the blog. Most of these come from old issues of No Quarter magazine, and this first one, “Confirmed Kill,” ties…

A Week of Writing: 7/16/18 to 7/22/18

Another week gone by, another week of writing, revising, and submitting in the books. Words to Write By This week’s quote is something I definitely struggle with at times. “If I waited for perfection… I would never write a word.” —Margaret Atwood Though I…

Watch Out. That First Line is a Doozy

I’ve written a couple posts about the importance of the first line in a short story. The idea being that a great first line sets the tone, instantly engages the reader, gets them asking questions about the story, and, hopefully, keeps them reading. These posts…

A Week of Writing: 7/9/18 to 7/15/18

Welcome to another week of writerly works. Words to Write By This week’s quote deals with those tricky endings and even trickier beginnings. “The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.” —Joyce Carol Oates This quote reflects something I’ve been…

Go for the Goal: 100 Submissions

This year I set a goal to send 100 short story submissions. It’s similar to the 100 rejections goal, but the focus is a bit different. Let me explain why I’m doing it and subjecting myself to all those rejections. 🙂 Why 100 submissions?…

A Week of Writing: 7/2/18 to 7/8/18

Happy Monday. Here’s a week of writing wins and woes. Words to Write By Another quote from King, and one that’s especially important to me since I tend to write a lot of horror. I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn…

Submission Statement: June 2018

June was another active month that kept me well ahead of pace for my goal of 100 submissions for the year. Here’s the down and dirty. June 2018 Report Card Submissions Sent: 12 Rejections: 10 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 1 Other: 1 Twelve submissions is…

A Week of Writing: 6/25/18 to 7/1/2018

I usually post these on Monday, but the fates conspired against me yesterday and kept me far away from the keyboard. Anyway, here’s the week that was. Words to Write By This is one of my favorite quotes because it delivers a great piece…

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