Tag: Writing

Form Letters: More Than Just No?

I’ve covered the topic of form letters a fair bit on this blog, generally focusing on form rejections, which are by far the most common. But form letters come in all shapes and sizes and can communicate a lot more than “we’re not publishing… Continue Reading “Form Letters: More Than Just No?”

A Week of Writing: 9/7/20 to 9/13/20

One more week of writerly doings. Words to Write By This week’s quote once again comes from Stephen King. “Writers are often the worst judges of what they have written. —Stephen King I know, I know. I use Stephen King a lot. In my… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 9/7/20 to 9/13/20”

Submission Protocol: Mistakes Happen

There may be no worse feeling for an author than realizing you’ve made some boneheaded error in the submission process after you’ve sent the submission. Panic sets in, and you begin to catastrophize about the end of your career and how the editor and… Continue Reading “Submission Protocol: Mistakes Happen”

A Week of Writing: 8/31/20 to 9/6/20

Another week, another writerly update. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Harper Lee. “I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.” —Harper Lee, WD To… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 8/31/20 to 9/6/20”

A Week of Writing: 8/24/20 to 8/30/20

Okay, gonna try and get back on track with these updates. Here’s last week’s writerly endeavors. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from one of my favorite books about the craft, Stephen King’s On Writing. “In the spring of my senior year at… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 8/24/20 to 8/30/20”

One-Hour Flash: What’s It Good For?

If you follow my blog, you’ve probably heard me talk about writing one-hour flash fiction. It’s something I do every other week in a group writing exercise and friendly competition, and, I shit you not, it’s one of the “secrets” to my publishing success.… Continue Reading “One-Hour Flash: What’s It Good For?”

Novel Work: Round One Revisions

A little over a month ago, I finished the first draft of a new novel tentatively titled Hell to Play. I let it sit for a while to rest, refocus, and work on other projects, but now I’ve started doing the initial read-through and… Continue Reading “Novel Work: Round One Revisions”

Submission Statement: July 2020

Little late with this one, but here’re my July submission endeavors. July 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 4 Rejections: 5 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 1 More rejections than submissions is indicative of a not-so-stellar month. The four submission in July puts me behind the eight-ball… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: July 2020”

Rejection Reflection: Is This Market for Me?

One of the toughest questions writers sometimes ask themselves is if a particular publisher is a good market for their work. When the form rejections pile up, you begin to wonder if maybe they just aren’t into your style, voice, tone, etc. That’s entirely… Continue Reading “Rejection Reflection: Is This Market for Me?”

Flash Fiction or Short Stories: Which Is Rejected More?

A little over a month ago, I published a post called How Long Does It Take to Sell a Story? In that post I charted out how long it took me in days to sell some of my published flash fiction and short stories.… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction or Short Stories: Which Is Rejected More?”

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