Rejection as a writer is never fun, even if you're used to it. No, especially if you're used to it. Because then it just becomes the norm. It never gets easier, and even if you see your writing progress and you gradually grow your writing portfolio, several rejections at once bring the old feelings back. … Continue reading What You Should Do After Receiving Multiple Rejections
Poem Accepted at Wingless Dreamer!
Hello everyone! Instead of a reblog today I have an announcement. One of my poems was accepted for Wingless Dreamer's upcoming anthology Rhapsodies of Rhyme. Wingless Dreamer is run by Ruchi Acharya and has a bunch of writing contests throughout the year. You can find their website and their upcoming contests here. The deadline for … Continue reading Poem Accepted at Wingless Dreamer!
Submissions: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary Journals
As the holidays approach, I realized just how busy it's going to be in the next couple weeks for everyone. I may or may not be able to post next Saturday, so in the meantime, I thought I would take the time to create a little list of some science fiction and fantasy literary journals … Continue reading Submissions: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary Journals
Post Up at Owlcation!
I recently reposted one of my earlier posts from this blog "Here's Why Writers Shouldn't Aim for Hundreds of Rejections" on both Hubpages and Medium, and the post has since been moved to the Hubpages networking site Owlcation! You can find the original post here, and the new post on Owlcation here. Thanks to Pooja … Continue reading Post Up at Owlcation!
I Published a Chapbook!!!
I am super excited and pleased to announce that my chapbook Plato Is Better at Metaphor than I Am was published by Yavanika Press this past weekend! The work is a prose poetry chapbook of twenty poems. Here is a link to the download for the work. Enjoy! This work is also offered on my … Continue reading I Published a Chapbook!!!
Check Out These Resources for Writers!
Due to the busy weekend ahead, this post will be a little different (and chances are this will be at the beginning of the week rather than the end). I had been doing some research about how to network as a writer, and I recently came across a writing community that also offered resources for … Continue reading Check Out These Resources for Writers!
3 Ways That Writerly Grit Leads to Publishing Success – Susan DeFreitas
If you ever feel overwhelmed with the thought of meeting the right people and sending in your manuscript for publishing, it's good to know what right mindsets to get in as you prepare to make the big leap. Check out this post from Susan De Freitas about what makes a writer a force to be … Continue reading 3 Ways That Writerly Grit Leads to Publishing Success – Susan DeFreitas
Guest Post with Orange Blossom Publishing Coming Up!
I'm excited to announce that my guest post "Pros and Cons of Using Fiction Writing Platforms" will be published on the Orange Blossom Publishing blog soon! When it's put up, I'll be sure to include the link in my next post coming up this weekend. In the meantime, here is the website and the blog … Continue reading Guest Post with Orange Blossom Publishing Coming Up!
What to Do When You Lose Your Passion for Your Work in Progress
Let's be honest, we can't all be William Faulkner, or any other writer who writes classic novels within just a few weeks (possibly) or months. Sometimes creating a cohesive, well-written body of work takes years, even decades. It's a huge undertaking, and it requires a lot of time, effort, writing techniques you've learned and practiced, … Continue reading What to Do When You Lose Your Passion for Your Work in Progress
Challenges Writers Face and How to Fight Back
Writers live a hard life. We all might be learning similar skills and be working toward similar goals, but no one is really doing exactly what you're doing in the long run. Every path and every writer is different. But writing is a lonely life, even if we have a community of writers around us, … Continue reading Challenges Writers Face and How to Fight Back