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Night Walk Wednesday: Do Me a Favor

Welcome to the next installment of Night Walk Wednesday, where I talk about the submission journey of a story from my upcoming flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s story is the comedy/horror mashup “Do Me a Favor.” How it Started… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: Do Me a Favor”

A Week of Writing: 3/29/21 to 4/4/21

First week of April and I’ve got good writing news to report. Words to Write By This week’s quote is one I’ve used before, but I like it, so I’m gonna use it again. 🙂 “I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/29/21 to 4/4/21”

Submissions Statement: March 2021

And March is in the books. Here are the results. March 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 12 Rejections: 8 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration: 0 March was a good month in terms of the volume of submissions, but it marks the third month… Continue Reading “Submissions Statement: March 2021”

Night Walk Wednesday: Things That Grow

Welcome to the next installment of Night Walk Wednesday, where I’ll talk about the submission journey of a story from my upcoming flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. The first story we’re going to discuss is “Things That Grow.” How it Started… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: Things That Grow”

A Week of Writing: 3/22/21 to 3/28/21

The final week of March has come and gone. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week it’s another quote from Elmore Leonard. “I don’t judge in my books. I don’t have to have the antagonist get shot or the protagonist… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/22/21 to 3/28/21”

Submission Protocol: New Story Strategy

I recently finished a new short story, and what I like to do before a send a shiny new word baby out on its first submission is strategize a bit to make sure I’m maximizing my submission efforts. I do this by looking at… Continue Reading “Submission Protocol: New Story Strategy”

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”

Rejection Feedback: Love It or Leave It?

Personal rejections that include editorial feedback are a valuable part of selling your work, and they can tell you a lot about your story and the publisher. Such feedback can be an important element of revision or it can improve your submission targeting, but… Continue Reading “Rejection Feedback: Love It or Leave It?”

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”

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