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At lewis ends again

When I was a child, I read all the Paddington Bear books. Paddington used the phrase “at lewis ends” instead of “loose ends”, and it became a byword in our family for that state of not knowing what to do … Continue reading

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Finding the markets without losing your mind

My first-year university roommate had worked at Trenton Air Force Base as a file clerk for the summer. Military regulations required that hair be worn above the collar, so Lynn had to learn to put her hair up. “They told … Continue reading

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We pause for a brief message…

Last night I received an email from an agent, asking if The Swan Harp was still available! Okay, it’s only a request, but it’s a start! Now back to your regularly scheduled blog….

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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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Penguin reducks – um, redux

This morning I logged onto Zoetrope (to which you can find a link under Ampersand’s Writing Sites) to find that one of the members had posted a link to a novel contest, the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Lo and behold, … Continue reading

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The week in the middle

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is an odd little bit of limbo in the Western year. Because Christmas was on Saturday this year, the post office is taking Monday and Tuesday off in lieu of Christmas and … 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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