OK, let's try this again. I accidentally posted this instead of the OTHER post from this week, but now you get the completed version. Publishing in literary journals comes with a lot of benefits. For one, you get published, and you get to see your work out there for the world to see, which is … Continue reading Literary Journals: Should You Try New Things?
Thinking about publishing your speculative fiction novel but don't know where to start? It's true there are plenty of publishers out there, but narrowing the best science fiction and fantasy publishers down isn't too difficult. Some of these speculative fiction small presses also accept speculative genres such as horror, gothic, and all kinds of subgenres. … Continue reading Speculative Fiction Small Presses
Let's be honest, hating your work takes a toll. So you spent days, weeks, even months or years, on a piece of writing. You edited and rewrote. You spent hours trying to get everything just right, and finally, you feel comfortable with it, enough to send it out to that literary journal or press for … Continue reading Hating Your Work After Publishing It
July has come to a close, and that means another update! I've got plenty of announcements from the past few weeks I'm delighted to share. For starters, I've been working on a lot of different updates for this blog, so you should be seeing a new portfolio and landing page hopefully within the next month. … Continue reading July Update!
With all the craziness going on this week (and an awesome interview with E. J. Robison) here's a shorter post dedicated to a bunch of writing contests coming up. Writing contests offer writers the opportunity to advance their careers through the promotion of their work if they place. They also receive a lot of benefits … Continue reading Upcoming Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing Contests
A while back I wrote a post about dual timelines and how multiple characters exist within one narrative but at separate times. I thought I would expand on that with this awesome article by K. M. Weiland! This article delves into the types of story structures that feature more than one protagonist and how they … Continue reading Reblog: How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters? – K. M. Weiland
I'll start off by saying that I hate writing the beginning of a book. I can't stop myself from trying to include every detail I think is important or provide as much context as possible to make everything as straightforward as possible. (Clarity is not my strong suit, as Grammarly aptly reminds me even as … Continue reading How to Write A Prologue
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
Welcome to my March writing update! I had a ton of projects going on this month (which I battled with tons of procrastination and anxiety). With April coming up I'm preparing for Camp NaNo, so be on the lookout for updates related to that eventually. This update in particular was special in that I wrote … Continue reading March Writing Update
Ever become overwhelmed with everything you have to work on when it comes to writing? Marketing, getting your word count for the day, and networking with other writers? Check out this post about time blocking from K. M. Allan's blog. This article provided some amazing tips for getting these important things done each day without … Continue reading Reblog: Time Blocking Your Writing Routine – K. M. Allan