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A matter of overstatement

I have a little online office on Zoetrope called Mission Submission, where the focus is on paying publications and paying contests. I did this because I ruffled a few feathers with my attitude towards pay for writers, and writing for … Continue reading

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Always becoming

When I was a small girl, five years old or younger, I knew I wanted to be an artist, both a visual artist and a writer. I had no role models, nobody I knew who was an artist, but I … Continue reading

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Authors, start your engines

At one time I would never have thought of entering a contest for which I would have to pay an entry fee. What was the point of that? I thought. If you didn’t win, you were out money – and … 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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Word sweatshops

I wrote a couple of months ago about signing up for Elance, and promised to let you know how that was going. I had great hopes for it, especially as it came recommended by someone I know.  However, a couple … Continue reading

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Wading in the income stream

I love to write, and I’m trying to make a living doing what I love. There are lots of ways to sell writing. Currently I’m working on three – fiction, non-fiction and corporate writing. Fiction is self-explanatory. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Yes, I am getting older – and better

I’m in my mid-fifties. Looking back on a life involved with language and literature, I realise that I’ve been a writer almost since I became literate. For quite a lot of that time, I’ve been a very bad writer, and … Continue reading

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