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Writing Goals: Quarterly Check-In

April marks the end of the first quarter of the year. Time to re-examine those writing goals you made at the first of the year. What have you accomplished? Are you ready to tackle a new goal or goals? My original goals for the new year included: studying three new markets and pitching ideas to […]

The Ten List

If it’s true that one is the loneliest number, then ten is a party animal. When it comes to numbered articles, ten is a popular guy.  All the links in this list lead to resources for writers. Some provide marketing advice, others a mechanical look at how to improve writing, and a few that deal […]

Writing Sparks: April 2011

What will you write about this month? If you need some ideas to get the creative juices flowing, try one of these writing sparks. Use the ideas individually, or mix and match them as your muse sees fit. Query spark: Ghouls and gremlins abound this month. It’s Halloween for publications with a six-month lead time. […]

Weekend Assignment: Monkey Business

I have a confession to make. Sometimes the oddest things get stuck in my head. For example, today I was reading this post about Monkeys by David Thorne on 27b/6 (caution: this site may offend some people) and suddenly found myself humming a new song based on the tune “If I had a Hammer.” If […]