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The ladies who lunch

The business-of-writing group (Angie, Pauline, Rhea, me and occasionally Kim) meet when we can to crow about accomplishments, commit to future work, swap ideas and generally cheer and encourage each other. We do lunch. We’ve occasionally done breakfast, brunch or … Continue reading

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I’m not making this up, you know!

One part of Julia Cameron’s course “The Artist’s Way” is an assignment not to read for a week. The week I did my “not-reading”, I made an exception for traffic signs. What I noticed that week, though, was how hard … Continue reading

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Pass the chocolate

Today I’m pumped about being a writer, and about the possibilities of living on my work. Why? Because today was Mission Submission day in Thessalon. Mission Submission is not only the name of my office on Zoetrope, but also the … Continue reading

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Rigged to fail

We’re closing in on the end of 2010. I’ve made two hundred fifty-seven submissions and had twenty-three paid acceptances, plus one that pays in copies. Oh, yes, and two non-fiction paid sales, and a couple of grants. I’ve also had … Continue reading

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Time to celebrate!

At the beginning of 2010 I set myself a goal – fifty submissions to paying venues or contests with cash prizes. I exceeded that goal in March and upped it to 200, and added another goal: twenty sales or wins. … Continue reading

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Have I got a project for you!

This past weekend I learned that Penguin Books, UK, is taking unsolicited manuscripts until the 31st of October. As their policy is not to accept unsolicited manuscripts this is a rare opportunity indeed! I have a young adult novel half-finished, … Continue reading

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The “m” word

I’ve spent most of my life working – and often making a living – in one or another of the arts. If I were to choose a single thing that most makes me want to tear out my hair, it … Continue reading

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