Tag: Flash Fiction

The Hook Up: Yet More Fun With First Lines

A blog topic I keep coming back to is analyzing the first lines of my flash and short stories. As before, all this comes from the essay written by Stephen King called “Great Hookers I Have Known” in his now sadly out-of-print collection Secret… Continue Reading “The Hook Up: Yet More Fun With First Lines”

Submission Statement: July 2022

July was another good month. The third quarter is definitely looking better than the first two. July 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 5 Rejections: 6 No Response: 0 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 1 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Slightly better than last month, but five submissions in… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: July 2022”

Weeks of Writing: 4/25/22 to 5/15/22

Well, I am more than a little behind here, so let’s catch up. Three weeks of writerly doings all at once. Words to Write By Today’s quote is from author James Lee Burke “Every rejection is an incremental payment on your dues that in… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 4/25/22 to 5/15/22”

Submission Statement: March 2022

March was a pretty good month in submission land. Here’s how it went down. March 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 9 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 2 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Like I said, pretty good month. Eleven submissions puts me at 27 (the 28th… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: March 2022”

The Way I Write Part 6: Shorts, Flash, & Media Tie-In

This is the sixth post in a series titled The Way I Write. I’ve been looking at my writing style over the last twenty years largely used the Flesch-Kincaid readability scores to get an idea of what my work looks like in an admittedly… Continue Reading “The Way I Write Part 6: Shorts, Flash, & Media Tie-In”

A Week of Writing: 3/14/22 to 3/20/222

Another week of writing. Here’s how it went down. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from novelist Zadie Smith. “It’s such a confidence trick, writing a novel. The main person you have to trick into confidence is yourself. This is hard to do… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/14/22 to 3/20/222”

A Week of Writing: 3/7/22 to 3/13/22

One more week of writing in the books. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By I’ve used this quote before, but I like it, so here’s some writerly wisdom from W. Somerset Maugham. “There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/7/22 to 3/13/22”

From Draft to Acceptance: One Story’s Journey

I often talk about rejection on this blog. I mean, hell, it’s called rejectomancy, but I think acceptances can shed some light on how we as authors can and should deal with rejection. So lets look at the path one of my stories took from… Continue Reading “From Draft to Acceptance: One Story’s Journey”

Weeks of Writing: 2/21/22 to 3/6/22

Another couple weeks of catch-up here. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from novelist Mercedes Lackey. I always work from an outline, so I know all the of the broad events and some of the finer details… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 2/21/22 to 3/6/22”

Submissions Statement: February 2022

Technically, February is not over, but I’ve put in all the writerly work I’m gonna for the month. So here’s how I did. February 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 6 Rejections: 4 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 That, my friends, is what… Continue Reading “Submissions Statement: February 2022”

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