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George Singleton and a long, littered road
Monday, January 25, 2010 2:28 PM
I recently read a humorous article by writer George Singleton published in the Oxford American called "How to Write Stories...And lose weight, clean up the environment and make a million dollars." If you're not familiar with Singleton he is a hilarious "southern" writer whose stories I really enjoy, usually having to stop several times... Read More...
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Monday, January 4, 2010 9:32 AM
On this first monday of 2010, with the long holidays over I am here to report nothing of great importance. I will make no grand resolutions, commitments of promises on the occasion of a new year over than to say I am resolute in goals already established and again putting keyboard to word processor, stamp to submission, mind to story and working towards a brighter... Read More...
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When Rejection is a Way of Life
Friday, February 27, 2009 4:38 PM
The way I see it, a writer has two ways of handling rejection and giving up or throwing a fit isn’t one of them. There is delusion, which can be harmful and certainly sounds bad but I think that if you take it with a healthy dose of humor you’ll be alright. For example, saying “they didn’t want my work because it’s too good for their rinky-dink little magazine... Read More...
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The Sixth Sense Every Writer Wants
Friday, January 30, 2009 2:53 PM
I'm not talking about the sense that there is good story idea lurking about or the ability to sense what isn't working in your story. No, I'm not talking about the impeccable sense of timing that helps pace your story. Alright, I guess there are lots of "senses" a writer might want but what I'm getting at is that sense of accomplishment... Read More...
On the Publishing Side
Friday, January 16, 2009 10:15 AM
While the effort continues to write more material, a stage I hope many will find interesting, I will be using the work I’ve completed to chronicle a different, most likely more difficult aspect of fiction writing. Getting your work published. Were this a cooking show, this would be the part where I set aside the mixing bowl for a minute and pull the finished... Read More...

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