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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
Posted in General, Writing Tagged being a writer, short story vs. novelette vs. novella vs. novel, writing 4 Comments
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
Posted in General Musings, My Writing, Writing Tagged being a writer, my horoscope, whatever it takes to keep writing right?, writing 2 Comments
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
Posted in General Musings, Life, Writing Tagged being a writer, rape and sexual violence, what to write, writing 3 Comments
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
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
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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