Monthly Archives: February 2015

Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: February 2015

Too cold to do anything (well, almost anything) but write. In between shovelling snow and my day job running and product design firm, I’ve actually been making good progress on a couple of novellas and also two new short stories, … Continue reading

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Good rejections

Writers are accustomed to rejection. Even superstar writers often earned many a rejection slip in their early days.  Stephen King’s first novel was rejected dozens of times; Ray Bradbury had 1000s of short stories rejected. While I am not in … Continue reading

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For whom the bell knells, redux

This is an update of a post a few years back on words that mix us writers up. If only Hemingway had used that for his title, maybe I wouldn’t have had a character knelling to pray in a finished manuscript … Continue reading

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Setting stories

Where do writers get their inspirations for where a story will be set, be it an epic novel or microflash?  It’s easiest to set it in the writer’s own backyard: New Yorkers tend to write about the Big Apple, Texans might … Continue reading

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