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Writing Wins and Woes: Science Fiction Vs. Fantasy

Okay, I’m going to write about something today I know absolutely nothing about. I recently was thinking about submitting to a science fiction anthology and I thought, “Hmm, what is the difference between science fiction and fantasy?”  My writing tastes tend to more fantasy, at least that’s what I thought, than science fiction.   252 more words

Personalize Your Query Letter

Today I’m focusing on personalizing the query letter. In part one we looked at the subject line. We already know that we need to tell them about the submission but you also need to give the editor/agent a reason to read on. 434 more words

For The Writer

Submissive Wives, The 1950's Housewife and me! 

So if you’re a big TLC channel watcher like I am you have probably noticed two new shows on their Sunday night line up: Retro Wives and the Submissive Wife’s Guide to Marriage. 2,107 more words


Trade- vs Self-Publishing

That’s a question I’ve been asking myself since 2004 when I first learned of self-publishing. Although, what I’d been introduced to then turned out to be vanity- not self-. 278 more words

About Writing

It's Not About Me, After All

Last week I was thrilled to have a story accepted to the Communal Table online quarterly (http://communaltable.com/cast-iron-memories/). It was especially poignant because it is a memory of my late mother, via the cast iron dutch oven I inherited, and the story landed on the website right before Mother’s Day. 1,007 more words


Basic checklist before submitting a manuscript

So, I’ve been submitting stuff a lot recently (about 6 things in the past 30 days.) and I’ve been thinking about what you need to do before submitting and here is what I’ve come up with: 346 more words


I am awaiting rejection.

Submitting is a double-edged sword. Specifically, I’m speaking as a writer who submits their work for review and publication… or rejection. One the one hand, there’s no other way to get a work published than to submit it. 343 more words

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