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Read receipt is a bad idea

In honor of the fact that Facebook is now going to indicate if someone has read a message you’ve sent them (and it’s not optional), I figured I’d write a little rant about read receipt. So, for those of you who … Continue reading

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Rejection!

Let the cognitive dissonance begin… (I link to Wikipedia out of laziness.  If you’re really interested in the theory there are lots of good psych books out there on the subject.  Read them.) As was expected, I’ve received my first … Continue reading

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Mental Space

I found it a little challenging to figure out what to write about today.  Not because I didn’t have ideas. (I have a whole page of blog ideas – it’s a mess.  Three colors of pen, things scratched out or written … Continue reading

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A Dilemma

I think I mentioned that I sent one of my stories off to a market that takes months and months to respond (actually a year or so would be closer to the truth).  I did so because it also pays … Continue reading

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One space versus two

Since I mentioned the whole spacing issue in an earlier post, I felt compelled to write this one since that one might have created a wrong impression for anyone who wants to be a writer/author. There seems to be a fairly strong consensus in … Continue reading

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Professionalism

Having spent the last few nights reading through a couple agent/editor blogs (Query Quagmire and Slush Pile Hell) that show the kind of crap that shows up in the slush pile, I figured it was time for a discussion of professionalism. If … Continue reading

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Delaying the inevitable?

So, the time has come for feedback from the people who pay money (who in one sense are the only ones who count, right?) for writing. Today I’m going to submit my third short story to a professional paying market.  … Continue reading

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Some Basics

When I decided to start writing last year, I just opened up Word and started to type.  Easy peasy.  I’d been writing work reports for the last decade, so I knew the basics of formatting paragraphs, etc.  However, it turns … Continue reading

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