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Submit, Submit, Submit: Writing Markets August 2011

It’s that time again. Time for a few more links to contributor’s guidelines that I’ve amassed in my recent marketing quest. Posting them here serves two purposes.  One, I know where they are if I need them again.  And two, it lets me share them with you. Maybe you’ll find something useful. Disclaimer: Bear in […]

The Storyteller & the Wordsmith

Since this past weekend’s assignment was all about writing badly on purpose, it seems fitting to start the week with a post about writing well. First, a little quiz. Pick one: A: Writing is an art B: Writing is a craft We’re you able to choose? Okay, you caught me. It’s a trick question. The […]

Weekend Assignment: Taste the Rainbow

You know writing well takes effort, right? The same can be said of writing poorly, especially if the end goal is to win San Jose State University’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. The inspiration for this weekend’s assignment came in the form of this year’s winning entry for “Purple Prose.” Mike Pedersen of North Berwick, Maine, won […]

GPS for Navigating a Writing Career

As a writer, you may have set specific goals for your writing career. Do you know how to reach them? Traveling a career path without a map can send you in circles — not the best way to advance to the next level. You need what I like to call a GPS for writers. G […]

Writing Sparks: August 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: Love is in the air in August. If the publication you are pitching has a six-month […]