Tag: Aeryn Rudel

Night Walk Wednesday: The Big Picture

Hey, folks, this will be the first post in a series where I discuss the stories in my upcoming flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths, which will be published by The Molotov Cocktail on 4/22/21. What I aim to do with… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: The Big Picture”

A Week of Writing: 3/15/21 to 3/21/21

Another productive week of writing. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Ray Bradbury. “You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”    – Ray Bradbury Since I’m still in the middle of a rejection streak… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/15/21 to 3/21/21”

Swings & Misses III: The Rejection Streak Strikes Back

Back in late 2017, I suffered the longest rejection streak of my writing career. If you’re interested, I covered that streak in a post titled Swings & Misses II: The Rejection Streak. Well, friends, I am currently working on the second-longest rejection streak in… Continue Reading “Swings & Misses III: The Rejection Streak Strikes Back”

Weeks of Writing: 2/22/21 to 3/7/21

A couple more weeks of writing come and gone. Check it out. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Joseph Heller. “Every writer I know has trouble writing.” ~ Joseph Heller I feel this one in my soul. Writing is rarely easy… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 2/22/21 to 3/7/21”

Submission Statement: February 2021

Another month come and gone. Here’s how I did. February 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 5 Rejections: 6 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration: 0 February was, well, not spectacular. I would have liked more submissions, fewer rejections, and, you know, maybe an acceptance.… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: February 2021”

Write What You Know: I Just Work Here

One of my favorite books about the craft is Stephen King’s On Writing. It’s chocked full of interesting anecdotes and useful tidbits about King’s approach to the written word (definitely check it out if you haven’t already). Much of that book has stuck with… Continue Reading “Write What You Know: I Just Work Here”

A Week of Writing: 2/15/21 to 2/21/21

Another week of writing, submitting, revising, the works. Words to Write By This week we return to the bottomless well of writerly wisdom that is Elmore Leonard. “All the information you need can be given in dialogue.” ― Elmore Leonard If you’re not particularly adept… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 2/15/21 to 2/21/21”

A Week of Writing: 2/8/21 to 2/14/21

A little late, but here’s one more week of authorly activities. Words to Write By This week it’s one of my favorite Hemingway quotes. “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” ~ Ernest Hemingway I don’t think… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 2/8/21 to 2/14/21”

First Draft vs. Revision: One Plotter’s Preference

Writing a novel is a process of many individual steps, but all those steps generally fall under two very broad stages: drafting and revising. Just about every author I know prefers one or the other, and I thought I’d share a little about my… Continue Reading “First Draft vs. Revision: One Plotter’s Preference”

Weeks of Writing: 1/25/21 to 2/7/21

Missed a week, but I’m back with a double dose of writerly doings. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from author Joyce Carol Oates. “The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.” —Joyce Carol Oates I think I… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 1/25/21 to 2/7/21”

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