Tag: Writing

Aeryn’s Archives: Dragon #427 (My D&D Swansong)

Looking back over my published credits, there’s one that sticks out, a bittersweet entry in my 15-plus years of professional writing. It’s the final article I published with Wizards of the Coast for Dungeons & Dragons, and it happened in September of 2013, in… Continue Reading “Aeryn’s Archives: Dragon #427 (My D&D Swansong)”

The Rejectonomicon – I Need Your Questions

Hey, folks, short update today. I just want to highlight my new Q&A column, THE REJECTONOMICON, over at Dark Matter Magazine and invite you to submit questions about submissions, rejections, and writing in general. The first article is up already, and we’ll be doing these… Continue Reading “The Rejectonomicon – I Need Your Questions”

Submission Statement: January 2022

The first month of the 2022 is in the books, and it was a good one. January 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 10 Rejections: 8 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 8 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 2 January was an all-around good month, and a great way to kick… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: January 2022”

The Way I Write Part 5: Novels & Stuff

I’ve explored my writing as it’s developed these past twenty years through a series of posts titled The Way I Write. I largely used the Flesch-Kincaid readability scores to get an idea of how my work has progressed over the years. Basically, I went… Continue Reading “The Way I Write Part 5: Novels & Stuff”

A Week of Writing: 1/17/22 to 1/23/22

Another week come and gone. How’d I do? Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from French novelist Gustave Flaubert.  “I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 1/17/22 to 1/23/22”

A Week of Writing: 1/10/22 to 1/16/22

There goes another week where I was supposed to be writing and submitting stories. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from science fiction novelist Joe Haldeman.  I think any writer keeps going back to some basic theme.… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 1/10/22 to 1/16/22”

A Week of Writing: 1/1/22 to 1/9/22

The first week (and a bit more) of the new year has come and gone, so it’s time to start documenting my writing endeavors for 2022. Here we go. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from playwright and novelist Larry L. King. … Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 1/1/22 to 1/9/22”

Submit or Surrender? A Tale of Three Publishers

A popular topic in writerly circles is if and when a writer should give up on a market after multiple rejections. The idea being that if an editor rejects you a certain number of times, it’s likely they are not interested in your work… Continue Reading “Submit or Surrender? A Tale of Three Publishers”

Rejected Stories: When to Revise or Resubmit

When I get a rejection on a short story, my first thought is do I need to revise this piece? Often as not, the answer is no, and I send the story right back out. I don’t come to this decision without due consideration,… Continue Reading “Rejected Stories: When to Revise or Resubmit”

2021: A Writing Rearview Review

Well, a new year has dawned, but before I really find out what 2022 has in store for me, I’m gonna take a look back at 2021. Spoiler alert. This was not my best year, but I’m all about that transparency, so lets look… Continue Reading “2021: A Writing Rearview Review”

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