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When self-publishing makes sense

Okay, maybe it sounded like I came down a bit hard on self-publication in the last post. That was about fiction, which is the kind of creative writing that everybody thinks they can do – and they can, except maybe … Continue reading

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Double time

Right now life is hectic. I’m training five days a week, eight and a half hours a day, for a job which will eventually be a three-day-a-week commitment. After I get off work at five-thirty, I drive up to David’s … Continue reading

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The other side of the desk

  For some months now I’ve been looking at the submission of stories from both sides of the desk. I’m managing editor at Aurora Wolf and one of two submissions editors at Pressboard Shanty. “Editor” in this case is synonymous … Continue reading

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What you can do if you try

In Leon Uris’s novel “QB VII”, a writer is asked to give a talk to a group of would-be writers. His talk goes something like this. “How many of you want to be writers?” (Hands go up all over the … Continue reading

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Made the jump!

A couple of weeks ago I signed on to Aurora Wolf as an editor. For some months now I’ve been toying with the idea of running my own publication. What stops me? Two things. One – there are already so … Continue reading

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My best advice

In the last several months I’ve had maybe half a dozen requests for information from new writers. One and all, they want to know how to become published. “I love to write,” these emails start, or some variation thereof. Eventually … Continue reading

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