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On writing

Want to write good fiction or even poetry? Different and innovative would be a good start. Why write something that has already been written? I can’t imagine my life without waiting for a reply from a publisher. Got a rejection … Continue reading

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On luck

When I was young, I’d say that I don’t need luck since I have talent, but I know better than that now.

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Your novel’s length

If you were vaccinated against death, fatigue and boredom, would you be able to write a novel longer than 100,000 words? I wouldn’t.

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Writing platitude #1

If you can say dumb things that sound profound, you are above the grade of a failed writer.

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Rejections. An editor’s perspective

Rejections. An editor’s perspective Some editors say that is not worth it to give personal rejections. Of course if you reply to a submission with the words like “your ending needs work,” that would open a rat’s nest of arguments … Continue reading

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Don’t tell me the moon is shining

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” –Chekhov   Broken glass after the Chekhovian gun has fired.

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From my work experience

Emergency room physician: Why are you taking this med? Patient: because the doctor prescribed it.

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How to write well

Turn letters into words, words into sentences, and sentences into wonders.

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Read flash

I read a lot of flash fiction for 5 reasons: 1. I started as a publisher a long time ago 2. I started as a reader even before that 3. I started as a writer before I could read 4. … Continue reading

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Pulling your leg

Caution: if you pull my leg and I pull yours, both of us won’t be able to walk.

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