Tag: writing tips

Submission Statement: June 2021

Halfway through 2021 and here’s how I’m doing. June 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 7 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 3 Further Consideration: 1 Eleven submissions is pretty damn good, and I’m up to 54 for the year. That’s an average of 9 per… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: June 2021”

A Week of Writing: 6/21/21 to 6/27/21

Last week of June, folks. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from novelist Barbara Kingsolver. “Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/21/21 to 6/27/21”

Acceptance Rates: A 10-Year Review

It’s been awhile since I did an acceptance rate post (2019 my post history tells me), and now that Duotrope has some additional accounting tools, I can figure those numbers more accurately than ever. (All you have to do is hit a button, and… Continue Reading “Acceptance Rates: A 10-Year Review”

A Week of Writing: 6/14/21 to 6/20/21

Three weeks of June gone by. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Anthony Trollope. A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. – Anthony Trollope I like this… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/14/21 to 6/20/21”

One-Hour Flash: My Hero

Been a while since I’ve done one of these, but this is another story I wrote in an hour based on a visual prompt. Many of these prompted one-hour stories go on to publication, and others, like this one, well, don’t. So instead of… Continue Reading “One-Hour Flash: My Hero”

A Week of Writing: 6/7/21 to 6/13/21

Another week walks into the sunset. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Louise Brown. I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long. –Louise Brown Ain’t that the truth?… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/7/21 to 6/13/21”

100 Submissions Per Year: Why I Do It

I’m a goal-oriented person, and I like to set fairly difficult goals for myself. One of those goals is 100 short story submissions per year, which I’ve been aiming at it for the last five years straight. Let me tell you a little about… Continue Reading “100 Submissions Per Year: Why I Do It”

A Week of Writing: 5/31/21 to 6/6/21

First week of June has come and gone. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week it’s another nugget of wisdom from Stephen King. “Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly.” ― Stephen King I’m currently writing a novella… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/31/21 to 6/6/21”

Multiple Rejections in a Single Day?! Why & What To Do

Well, here’s a topic I haven’t discussed in over five years, which is weird because I certainly have had occasion to discuss it many times. Recently, in fact. I’m talking about the multi-rejection day. That moment when the stars align and rejections rain down from the… Continue Reading “Multiple Rejections in a Single Day?! Why & What To Do”

A Week of Writing: 5/17/21 to 5/23/21

Another week gone by. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from W.H. Auden. “Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.” – W.H. Auden I often see… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/17/21 to 5/23/21”

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