Tag: Writing

Weeks of Writing: 6/22/20 to 7/5/20

A week behind, but here are my writing endeavors for the past fortnight. Words to Write By This week’s quote is from Stephen King. “Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” —Stephen King This quote is one that I wholeheartedly agree…

Submission Statement: June 2020

Another month come and gone. Here’s a breakdown of my short story endeavors for June. June 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 4 Rejections: 5 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 0 A lackluster month, unfortunately. I needed to get 8 submissions to stay on track for 100…

Evolution of a Short Author Bio II

An author’s bio can change quite a bit over an author’s career. Mine sure has. The more writerly accomplishments I accumulate, the more my bio changes, and over the past couple years I’ve added some important things to my resume. Before I get into…

A Week of Writing: 6/15/20 to 6/21/20

Hey, all, here’s my weekly writing report card. Words to Write By This week’s quote is from Julie Andrews. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” —Julie Andrews Julie Andrews may not have been talking about writing, but the sentiment certainly applies….

Submission Protocol: Lengthwise

I’ve been writing this blog since 2015. In that time I’ve dispensed a lot of advice on how to handle the various aspects of submitting a story, usually in a series called Submission Protocol. In the last five years, however, my understanding of the…

A Week of Writing: 6/8/20 to 6/14/20

Way late, but here’s another quick look at the writing week that was. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from author Anne Lamott. “Get it all down. Let it pour out of you and onto the page. Write an incredibly shitty, self-indulgent,…

How Long Does It Take to Sell a Story?

From first submission to glorious acceptance, how long, on average, does it take to sell a short story? The answer, of course, is dependent on a lot of factors, not the least of which is the author submitting the story. Since the only author…

Submission Statement: May 2020

Another month of submissions. Here’s a breakdown of my short story endeavors for May. April 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 4 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 2 Very good month. Eleven submissions in May gives me forty-three for the year and puts me back…

A Week of Writing: 5/18/20 to 5/24/20

One more week has come and gone. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By Today’s quote is from Jodi Picoult.  “You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page” – Jodi Picoult This, this right here, is what keeps me…

Writing Prompts: Stirring or Stifling?

These days it’s not uncommon for writers to use a prompt of some kind to get the ol’ creative juices flowing. It’s often part of a writing exercise, but sometimes it’s an element of a writing contest or even a short story submission. But…

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