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Know Your Writing Rights: Are You Giving Them Away?

Writers spend a lot of time looking for markets for their work. I know how time consuming that can be, which is why I keep a list of markets on this site. It also means that, by default, I’ve read more misleading “write for us” pages and submission guidelines and FAQs than I care to […]

Weekend Assignment: Three Consecutive Life Sentences

This weekend, your writing challenge is to compose three sentences that form miniature narratives about your life.

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Weekend Assignment: The Breakfast Club

A poetic list of breakfasts shows you how to break out of the traditional narrative format in this week’s writing assignment.

Writing Markets January 2013

Welcome to the first new writing markets post of 2013. As always, a gentle reminder: I’m sharing these markets, not endorsing them. Please read the complete guidelines and always do your homework before submitting your work to any market. is a short fiction market for speculative writing. They prefer submissions of 12,000 words or less. Novels are […]

Weekend Assignment: Digging Out

Hello writers! It’s time to post up the first writing assignment of the new year. This past week, I remarked that while I love to be busy, I despise being so busy I can’t decide where to start. That pretty much sums up my year so far — too much to do, and no idea […]

Discoveries: Fitness Apps for Writers

A quick post for you writers who want to enjoy a healthier lifestyle this year. Turns out, there’s an app (or five) for that. If one of your resolutions for the year is to get up and get moving more often, this post over at AppNewser can help.  Jason Boog has done a quick roundup […]

Writing Sparks: January 2013

Welcome to a brand new year! 2012 was a bit rocky for this writer chick, and it remains to be seen what 2013 will bring. I apologize for the length of time between posts, and I hope to be back on track soon. For now, let’s embark on this journey into 2013 together and see […]