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The Fiercesome Writer

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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