Monthly Archives: February 2010

Writer’s Digest Goes Digital

Some exciting news for those of you who like to read magazines on screen. Digital subscriptions are now available for Writer’s Digest. You can now get 8 issues of Writer’s Digest Magazine, delivered in PDF format. When each new digital … Continue reading

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“Your Story” Tally of the Weird

As you may have seen in previous posts, I always enjoy keeping a tally of occurrences of monsters/aliens/strange phenomena that pop up when our staff reads through the submissions for the Writer’s Digest “Your Story” contest. Here is the latest … Continue reading

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Dealing with rejection

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Mine was full of ups and downs. I went snowboarding (my first time)… talk about an exercise in patience. I fell. A lot. And getting up with a snowboard strapped to your feet is … Continue reading

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Goals and deadlines

I have a natural tendency toward procrastination. I’d much rather spend my time imagining a plot or coming up with some interesting idea for a character and their backstory than sit down and get to work. Being organized is something … Continue reading

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Plot and Character

So, I’m editing a new project titled Plot Vs. Character by Jeff Gerke, author of the Operation: Firebrand military thriller trilogy. Gerke is a self professed “plot-firster” (a writer whose tendencies lean toward putting the importance of plot before character). … Continue reading

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A couple of nice reviews

Here are a couple of reviews for books I’ve helped edit: Publish Your Nonfiction Book by Sharlene Martin & Anthony Flacco–this insider’s guide to the publishing industry was reviewed by the Huffington Post… Check out the review here The Art … Continue reading

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Another Monster Spotter mention

Sorry to be tooting my own horn so much lately, but I couldn’t resist posting a link to this mention for Monster Spotter’s Guide to North America. This artist named Brian Blacknick makes these cool sea monster sculptures and was … Continue reading

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