A.J. Update This post has nothing to do with writing, but sometimes I like to show you my personal side. I just had to share what happened to me this morning! So starting this week the road I take to work is closed off for construction, which means it takes me an extra hour to … More Take the Off Ramp and Enjoy the Dandelions
Hello again and welcome to day 9 of the 12 Days of Giveaways! For those of you still playing along, we’re in the home stretch, with only 3 days left to go. Today’s giveaway is for the science fiction / fantasy lover, with two groups of two books each up for grabs. Personally I’ve always … More 12 Days of Giveaways – Day 9: For the Science Fiction/Fantasy Lover
december is a paying, print literary magazine founded in 1958 by a group of poets, writers, and artists who declared, “We are humanists . . . far more concerned with people than dogmatic critical or aesthetic attitudes.” Postal submissions are free, but they also offer electronic submissions via Submittable to subscribers for no charge or to non-subscribers for … More PAYING ($40 – $200)/NO FEE Submission Call – december, DEADLINE: Dec. 15, 2015
The article “What Is Considered Previously Published Writing?” on Writer’s Relief does a great job explaining all the nuances of determining if your work should be considered previously published. For example, is the original publisher still online? Is the issue out of print? Do blogs and social networking posts count? Many literary magazines and journals will … More What is “previously published” and where can I submit reprints?
Welcome to Episode 3 in the Journey of Prose. If you’re behind, be sure to check out Episode 1 and Episode 2. Today’s focus is knowing when to worry about prose. Unless you’re a professional writer who’s been writing everyday for years (and knows what is considered publishable writing), then I wouldn’t suggest worrying about prose … More Journey in Prose: The 3 Levels of Prose Edits
We take a break from our Journey in Prose for a moment of inspiration. Writing with the intention to publish is not for the weak hearted, it’s not for the weak willed and it’s most certainly not for the unambitious. Publishable writing means endless waiting to hear back from agents and editors, rejections by the fistful, … More Do you Have a Goal… or a Dream?
Welcome to the second rendition of The Journey of Prose. If you missed the first of the series, click here. (This will take you to the original AJFlowers author site.) Today’s focus, 5 Common Pitfalls. The first time you took pen to paper and tried to write a story it’s likely that it came out simply as information. … More The Journey of Prose: 5 Common Pitfalls
http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/festival-of-drabbles-2015-competition.html Be sure to stop by and vote! I’m proud to host a drabble for this competition. Here it is for your enjoyment! Alyssa Flowers-Bouman – An Angelic Dance http://www.ajflowers.org You’re the first angel I’ve ever met. I never knew your wings would be gold. Do you enjoy ripping out a person’s soul, as you … More Festival of Drabbles – Voting Ends Nov 13!
Originally posted on The Written Word Remains…:
Lately my novel has given me plenty of cause for concern, especially ever since I neared the midpoint. It was about that time I realized I was writing a long first draft, especially a long first half, and thus it would either require rearranging or significant cutting. I don’t like…
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