Read in a Flash
May 18, 2018
Ah, the slush pile. What is it?
A) stacked 7-Eleven drinks
B) defrosted snowmen
C) a collection of drunk writers
D) All of the Above and not what you think
D is correct. And here’s why:
The name of anything is a subjective connotati...
May 7, 2018
I think writers deserve battle pay.
The rejections pile up. That’s if you’re lucky.
Yeah, because sometimes you don’t hear anything at all. At least someone is reading your stuff.
Have a hide of a
May 3, 2018
One of the toughest things in writing: a first line.
Because it matters that much.
It grabs the reader and keeps them engaged to read more.
Let me repeat: it matters that much.
And it doesn't matter if you're writing short fiction, a novel or a picture book.
In January, I w...
May 1, 2018
Okay, so I made that word up.
As a writer, you should not be fearsome, as in causing fear. But one should be fierce. You should be Fiercesome. It's a state of writing fiercely. Akin to killing your darlings.
This blog will focus on short fiction and picture books w...
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August 8, 2018
Phineas & Ferb Taught Me How to Write for Children
June 13, 2018
Challenging the Slush
Submit & Persist
Start with a BANG!
The Fiercesome Writer
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August 2018 (1)
June 2018 (1)
May 2018 (4)
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