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My Ideal Short Story Market

I have a story out at a new market and they’re past the deadline when they said they’d respond to people and, since they have no website, I can’t figure out what’s going on with the submission. Which had me … Continue reading

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Having Faith In Yourself

I’m currently trying to think of a title for my latest story. (I sometimes take the easy route and just name them after the main character, but you can only do that so many times.  Plus, this one seems to … Continue reading

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A long ramble

I was up at 3:30 this morning to catch my flight home, so this will be a rambling mess.  You have been warned.

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They’re Not Thinking of Publishing That, Are They?

I’ve had one story out there for a long time.  So long, in fact, that I’ve decided that it’s terrible and needs to be shelved as soon as it comes back from the market it’s currently at.  I decided this … Continue reading

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Building Up A Critical Mass

BTW, before I start this post–I never check the spam filter, so if you did comment on a post and it didn’t show or I didn’t respond, then chances are you somehow got spammed.  Sorry!  You can repost or just … Continue reading

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The fine art of rejectomancy

I’m still buried under with that day job of mine, but thought I’d swing by for a quick share on my personal attempts to measure my writing progress. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work with novels–they take too long to write–but it’s … Continue reading

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Sticking With a Story

This week I finished two short stories that took me a much longer time to write than they really should have.  But I’m glad I stuck with them, because I think they’re both strong stories and I think the second … Continue reading

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Information Overload (or advice from others)

I have this folder full of excellent advice from people who are far smarter than I am and who have succeeded in this whole writing business.  And yet all those links sit there unused because I look at the long … Continue reading

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Short Story Submission Thoughts

I just submitted another short story for rejection, so figured I’d share a few random thoughts I’ve had on short story submissions before I go do what I need to be doing, which is write.  (I’ve been slacking all week.) … Continue reading

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Some short stories I’ve liked

So, since I railed against some of the shorter fiction I’ve been reading lately, I thought I should flip that around and share some of the stories I really enjoyed.  These are all from Daily Science Fiction.  (Since I receive … Continue reading

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