Tag: Writing

Weeks of Writing: 7/26/21 to 8/8/21

A couple of productive weeks of writing and submitting. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Mark Twain. “It takes a heap of sense to write good nonsense.” —Mark Twain I think this quote is particularly important… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 7/26/21 to 8/8/21”

Submission Statement: July 2021

July has come and gone, and, uh, good riddance. Not my best month in submission land. July 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 6 Rejections: 2 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 2 Further Consideration: 0 Only 6 submissions in July, bringing my total to 60. Technically, that… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: July 2021”

The Rejectomancer’s Grimoire: Resurrect Manuscript

Once more we delve into the Rejectomancer’s Grimoire in search of dark writerly enchantments. This week, we explore a powerful rejectomancy that can restore life to a long-dead project. But beware! Resurrect manuscript can have dire consequences for weak-willed rejectomancers, who may abandon all other… Continue Reading “The Rejectomancer’s Grimoire: Resurrect Manuscript”

A Week of Writing: 7/19/21 to 7/25/21

Here’s my accounting of another week gone by. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Ernest Hemingway. Good dialogue is not real speech–it’s the illusion of real speech. —Ernest Hemingway I have said many times that dialogue is my favorite way to… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 7/19/21 to 7/25/21”

The Rejectomancer’s Grimoire: Resist Response

The next entry in the Rejectomancer’s Grimoire shields the rejectomancer from dangerous temptations. This minor enchantment is called resist response and prevents vulnerable rejectomancers from penning angry responses to rejections and reviews.  (If you’re wondering what all this rejectomancer stuff is, start here.) Resist… Continue Reading “The Rejectomancer’s Grimoire: Resist Response”

A Week of Writing: 7/12/21 to 7/18/21

Midway through July. Here are all my writing endeavors for the week, warts and all. 🙂 Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from William Zinsser. “I almost always urge people to write in the first person. … Writing is an act of… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 7/12/21 to 7/18/21”

The Rejectomancer’s Grimoire: Fiona’s Flawless Formatting

The next entry in the Rejectomancer’s Grimoire is an eminently useful but potential dangerous spell called Fiona’s flawless formatting. Responsible rejectomancers who use this bit of literary legerdemain need never fear a formatting error. Less responsible use of the spell, however, may incur dire… Continue Reading “The Rejectomancer’s Grimoire: Fiona’s Flawless Formatting”

Weeks of Writing: 6/28/11 to 7/11/11

Catching up on the last couple of weeks. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Agatha Christie. The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes. – Agatha Christie I definitely get story ideas… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 6/28/11 to 7/11/11”

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”

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”

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