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On a Scale From 0 to 10

If you read this, you are probably a writer. Most people are nowadays. All you need is a smart phone and a dream. And every writer must be in want of a publication. You submit and then you wait. And … Continue reading

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There are two kinds of people in the world:

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who desire completion and those who

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Writing tidbits

Serial monogamy: don’t be married to your first novel. Be married to the first, second and third.   ********* Question: Why my story was rejected? A short answer: your story wasn’t rejected because it was bad, but because other stories … Continue reading

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Condensed to Flash: World Classics

The Vestal Review Press is pleased to present the newly expanded edition of    Condensed to Flash: World Classics An anthology for people who love concise writing that is intense, entertaining and educational. This anthology features variations on themes of world classics, condensed to … Continue reading

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New stories in Akashic Press

“Coercion” and “Rent.”  

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Rejections 2.1

Publications reject your stories not because they are bad, but because the competition is better. Try to become your own competition.

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2017

A Soviet educational movie “2017” shot in 1960. Bering Strait will be closed by a dam to improve the climate of the Far East. Huge underground machines will mine coal beyond the Polar Circle. The alarm clock will tickle your … Continue reading

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How to sell your words

It’s not important what or how well you write but who you are. Names sell words.

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Story ideas

The story ideas are like blood cells: they come to life until you die.

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Am I bright?

Someone called me “bright.” I replied that my brightness is an optical illusion.

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