Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sexual Harassment

Once again, I find myself wanting to write about something gender-related and not wanting to do so because I don’t know how to do so from a non-gendered perspective. So, I’ll try it and hopefully not offend too many people. … Continue reading

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Who Should You Query?

So you have a novel that you’ve written and it’s ready to go.  Now you’re wondering who to send it to. Well, today is your lucky day.  Because a new Tumblr just started that is fantastic: The Agent and Editor … Continue reading

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What Did I Just Write?

Yesterday, I finally finished a short story I’ve been working on for the past four months or so.  It clocked in at a healthy 15,000 words–much longer than any of the other short stories I’ve written. And I asked myself, … Continue reading

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The Things You Start to Believe In As a Writer

I read somewhere that starting tomorrow Jupiter will be in Cancer and that this is supposed to usher in a very auspicious time for me.  Also, that publishing things is especially well-favored. Now, keep in mind that my horoscope generally … Continue reading

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An Unpleasant Surprise

Hm.  Not sure how to talk about this one.  The problem with a gender-neutral blog is that I think it’s incredibly difficult to talk about certain gender-related issues without discussing your own gender.  Like it or not, our perceived gender … Continue reading

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What Kind of Writer Do You Want to Be?

I was going to title this post “the lab or the factory”, because I wanted to write about something Seth Godin said today on his blog.  But, that’s pretty much the title of his blog post, so I went with … Continue reading

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If You Want to Write, Master Grammar

First, I am really not the world’s foremost expert on grammar issues.  I suck at figuring out whether to use lay vs. lie.  Just suck at it.  And it seems I have a may vs. might issue as well. So, … Continue reading

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Advice on Submissions and Rejection and All That Jazz

So I’ve been pretty self-focused lately.  (It’s actually much easier to write a post about whatever randomness is on my mind in a particular moment than it is to look at links I’ve bookmarked and says something coherent about them, … Continue reading

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How Long Should That Story Be?

This question pops up fairly regularly on the writing forums: How do you know whether something should be a novel or a short story?  Or a novella?  Or a flash fiction piece? And I think the answer is really–what do … Continue reading

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Ask and Ye Shall Receive

I’ve linked to a couple of Seth Godin posts here on this blog.  And he recently had a post that included the following statement: “If you’ve ever shared a post of mine, I hope you’ll share this one. If every … Continue reading

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