Upcoming Announcement for Monday May 30th

Photo by Padli Pradana on Pexels.com Instead of a regular post for this week, be on the look for my guest post "The Art of Becoming a Good Writer" on the Live, Write, Thrive blog on Monday the 30th! In this post, I talk a lot about what good writers do even when they face … Continue reading Upcoming Announcement for Monday May 30th

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)

Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 6)

For the Long Short Story Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The novella seems to hang in a kind of limbo between the novel and the short story, so much so that many stick to calling it "the long short story." But the novella definitely has its place in literature, and rest assured that there are … Continue reading Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 6)

So You Decided to Become a Writer. Now What?

The Power of New Writers You finally sat down in front of your computer to write that book, or that post, or whatever it is you want to write, because you discovered your calling as a writer. You've come up with an idea. You made the conscious decision to become a writer. You are ready … Continue reading So You Decided to Become a Writer. Now What?

Submit To These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 5)

What Do I Do if I Enjoy Combining Genres? Photo by Soulful Pizza on Pexels.com I recently received a newsletter email from John Fox, creator of Bookfox. The message was brief, but it struck me as significant. He talked about taking risks with your writing when putting yourself out there, and how, a lot of … Continue reading Submit To These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 5)

“The Drow Among the Fey” by Marcus Hernandez

Hello everyone! Welcome this guest post by Marcus Hernandez. You can find his bio and blog information at the bottom of this page. Enjoy! Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In Edaria, few believe the Feywild truly exists. Even among the scholarly mages of Swindon, only a handful have ever crossed into that whimsical, dangerous realm, … Continue reading “The Drow Among the Fey” by Marcus Hernandez

Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 1)

Modern Fairytales I thought I would try something new today, while sitting on my couch having an existential crisis. I spend an inordinate amount of time making lists of literary journals, their deadlines, and the genres and forms they accept (it's a lot). I figured people out there could use some lists like that, especially … Continue reading Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 1)

Reputation Builders for Writers

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I think that there's something we can all agree on: building a writing reputation is tough. In the Literary World, there's all sorts of obstacles you have to jump through as you barrel your way up through the hierarchy. Even the way you have to write your bio nowadays sounds … Continue reading Reputation Builders for Writers

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