Author Archives: crhodges

To Novella or not to Novella

In the world of fiction, there are novels and there are short stories.  The money of course is in novel-length fiction, but short stories have made a comeback with the advent of ezines, and hey, you can read one on … Continue reading

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Gotta have a day job

Almost every writer who isn’t (yet) a Patterson or a Collins has something in common–we have day jobs. Many of us are fortunate to have jobs that add fodder in some way to our writing while other of us just … Continue reading

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“Ghosts of the Texians” published in 4 Star Stories

“Ghosts of the Texians,” a historical ghost story set during the Texas Revolutionary War, has just been published by 4 Star Stories. It’s available to read for free online.

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Learning to live with rejection, 500 times over

Rejection is a part of life for everyone.  We get rejected by colleges, for jobs and very occasionally by runaway brides.  But us writers, we get rejected more.  A lot more. Me, I’ve been rejected by one college (___ me, … Continue reading

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Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: July 2017

It’s hot. Very hot.  Glaciers are melting, fields are withering, an eclipse is nigh.  But all this is perfect fodder for spec fiction writers. So write something scorching, filled with fire or brimstone, volcanos or supernovas, hot romance or boiling … Continue reading

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How a Valkyrie Flies

My short story, “How a Valkyrie Flies,” has just been published in Sci Fan Magazine’s 7th Edition, available in ebook and paperback format at Amazon. Two Valkyries, one young, one old, battle atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the domination … Continue reading

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Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: May 2017

Summer is the perfect time to write, whether out by the pool or sitting on a balcony overlooking the harbor or just up early with the sun.  Let’s do it. If you do find this list useful, come say hi on Facebook, I’m … Continue reading

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