Tag Archives: Rachelle Gardner blog

Some More Thoughts on Pen Names

A few good posts have come out in the last week related to pen names, so I thought I’d share them and maybe talk a little more about my experience with using pen names and give a few pointers. First, … Continue reading

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Randomness

Some days I don’t have anything worth saying that will take up an entire blog post, so instead I just share a bunch of little random bits of nothingness.  (Or awesomeness in bite-size pieces?  Depends on whether you view the … 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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Crap! (Followed by some links on agents and querying)

Nothing like writing a story with a goal in mind and then finishing it and figuring out it won’t meet that goal.  I had that happen with a short story a while ago – the one I really don’t know … Continue reading

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Doing what you want

As I sit here and fantasize about taking three months off from work altogether to write (even though it would be STUPID because I have yet to make a dime off my writing and I’m not quite sure the work … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

I’m diligently working away towards my new year’s goals.  Sent three stories off to markets yesterday (and hoping they take a while to get back to me so I can have that feeling of accomplishment for at least a few … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just have to do

I’ve been pretty slow on the blogging front lately.  Partially because life was annoying me and I didn’t need to share that negativity.  But partially because I think I’m at the point with my writing where it’s time to just … Continue reading

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I have free time, I should write

A blog post, that is.  Well, I should really WRITE, write, but ya know.  I’ve pretty much resolved that all the soul-sucking crap in my life will be done by the end of the year and then I’ll write fun … Continue reading

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A little query help

That thing I call a job is still demanding my attention, so just a few quick links from others on querying. First. agent Rachelle Gardner on Should You Send that Quick “Thank You” Email? She basically comes out on the … Continue reading

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Chin up!

So, that thing I call a real job is still kicking my butt, which means yet another short post.  (A chorus of people breathe a sigh of relief.) (Just kidding…I know  you love this blog, although if this blog is … Continue reading

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