Monthly Archives: February 2014

Paying Short Story Markets, updated April 2014

I’ve updated my list of paying spec fiction short story markets.  I now show over 100 listings. Updates as of April 6, 2014: The following markets changed their pay rates: Bards and Sages Quarterly– increased to $20 The following markets … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Riding the Bow Wave

Write what you know, they say.  Guys can’t write female characters, they say.  Well, for us spec fiction writers that just doesn’t work.  No one has been to Mars, nor Alpha Centauri, yet Sci Fi novels abound.  Vampires, ghosts and … Continue reading

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Blog Hop: My Writing Process

Do blogs hop? My writing buddy and fellow author Timothy Hurley invited me to join in the My Writing Process blog hop.  He posted his version of the blog, in his usual dry wit, last week at http://www.thelunaticassylum.blogspot.com. His fiction … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Casey at the Bat

In honor of all the grieving fans in Denver after striking out at the Super Bowl yet again, I thought Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s “Casey at the Bat” was an appropriate excerpt for this week.  And while the poem actually doesn’t end, … Continue reading

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Blog hoppers wanted

I’ve been invited by fellow writer Timothy Hurley, the author of the hilarious Shortstack anthology and other fun reads, to participate in the My Writing Process blog hop (do blogs hop?) on February 17th.  As such, I’m looking for a 3-4 … Continue reading

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Avoiding echoes in writing

While I don’t pretend to be an expert writer (yet), I’ve certainly learned a fair number of ways to write better and a lot more ways to avoid writing worse.  One writing goober that befuddled me early on was inadvertent … Continue reading

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