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A Glimpse Into the Other Side of Submissions
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:09 PM
Taking one bit of advice Junot Diaz gave about how it is very important to consider who you are writing for when you are writing and also, I think, when you are submitting your work. I’ve found it particularly useful in my copy of “Writer’s Market” to read the “Tips” and editor has for what they are looking for in particular. One example would be the science... Read More...
Advice from Junot Diaz, Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Monday, February 16, 2009 5:33 PM
I had the privilege of attending a Q&A with author Junot Diaz today in the FSU English Department Common Room. It was a small intimate setting with only a few undergrads and mostly graduate students and professors. I thought I would pass along some of the advice he had for how to be successful in the art of writing. He focused on the idea that you had to... Read More...
Advice From Professionals and Professors: Part II: Writing and Editing
Friday, January 23, 2009 4:09 PM
I've often talked about how I try to write on a schedule. Something I've heard over and over again from professional writers is that you have to write everyday and it helps to write on a schedule. Everyone has to individually figure out when and where they work best. A former graduate student here at FSU told me once, and he had been published several... Read More...
When Inspiration Strikes, Make Like the Empire and Strike Back
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 4:51 PM
I was recently walking home from class and, easily knowing the way after so much time here at FSU, I allowed my mind to wander. I couldn't recount my train of thought if you asked me to but I came up with an idea for a story. I was inspired to write. Many people who would not call themselves writers have had ideas for a movie or a novel but done nothing with... Read More...
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Advice from Professionals and Professors: Part I: Getting Published in a Magazine
Monday, January 19, 2009 3:12 PM
Particularly in response to a comment on one of my previous blog entries by kvona about a grammatical error I made (using the word ‘here’ instead of ‘hear’) I’d like to start this segment of advice on getting your work into magazines with something I’ve heard from every source but it simply can’t be emphasized enough: No grammatical mistakes on a submission!... Read More...
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