You Should Know About This: Small Presses (Sci-fi/Fantasy Edition)

Photo by Guillaume Meurice on Pexels.com You can't talk about small presses without bringing the genre portion into the conversation, particularly science fiction and fantasy. These two genres come with mountains of opportunities in the publishing world because it's not just the "small presses" that you'll come across. There are many large and reputable sci-fi … Continue reading You Should Know About This: Small Presses (Sci-fi/Fantasy Edition)

You Should Know About This: Small Presses (Part 2)

Photo by Emily on Pexels.com I first touched on a few well known small presses to let everyone get a feel for what small presses look like and what to expect when researching them. I'd like to continue this series on small presses with another series of presses you can submit to. Here are a … Continue reading You Should Know About This: Small Presses (Part 2)

What Do We Write When We Don’t Know What to Write?

When Maya Angelou spoke about her daily writing routines, she described how she rented a hotel downtown and arrived there at 6:30 in the morning. She would write, stay until about two in the afternoon, then go home and look over what she had written that morning. My question when I read that here was: … Continue reading What Do We Write When We Don’t Know What to Write?

You Should Know about This: Small Presses (Part 1)

Small Presses have created a lasting impression in the literary and publishing markets. And while these publishers may be considered lesser known compared to the Big Five, they've definitely cemented their place in the Literary World. Small press books are nothing new in the literary canon. There are plenty of writers well known today who … Continue reading You Should Know about This: Small Presses (Part 1)

Your Daily Poem Poetry Up Today for January 14th

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I just had a poem put up today by Your Daily Poem! I'd like to thank Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, the journal's editor, for accepting my poem "Florida Eventide" and putting it up today. You can find my poem here: http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=3965 I also wanted to include Your Daily Poem's guidelines for … Continue reading Your Daily Poem Poetry Up Today for January 14th

You Should Know About This: Writing Blogs (Part 1)

As part of the new series I talked about a few weeks ago, I thought I would introduce some major writing blogs writers should know about. Some may be for finding resources, others are by a single author who give lots of great advice. Obviously, these are just a few major blogs you might see. … Continue reading You Should Know About This: Writing Blogs (Part 1)

Why Great Books Are Rejected

Rejections Aren't Reflections Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Life, especially a writer's life, is filled with rejection. If you're not reading the tons of blog posts talking about facing rejection as a writer and how to deal with it, you're probably reading the posts that talk about writers who faced the same rejection before succeeding. … Continue reading Why Great Books Are Rejected

Literary Journals: The Necessary Dragons and How to Conquer Them

Photo by Min An on Pexels.com Total Disclaimer: I don't think literary journals are the monsters of the Literary World that need to be felled with this one blog post. I think the opposite, in fact. I'm saying that they're daunting, and they can be scary when you try to conquer them and publish your … Continue reading Literary Journals: The Necessary Dragons and How to Conquer Them