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Shapes and Subjects
Sunday, July 15, 2012 12:16 PM
Novel update: Finished that section earlier this week. Pseudo-finished it anyway. I'm letting Mary get a first read on it and I'm going to at some point run back through and clean it up a little bit before really calling it the third draft. As I've said on here many times, my approach to this draft is different than others in one huge way: I'm... Read More...
You've gotta read the 'zine
Friday, March 19, 2010 10:24 AM
I've said it before, but I'd like to reiterate the importance of reading the magazines that you submit to. Every magazine will tell you in their submission guidelines that to have the best chance of getting your work accepted you need to read know what sort of material they like but as the constant skeptic I have to admit that I thought they were just... Read More...
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The Critical Eye
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 3:12 PM
I’ve said numerous times in this blog that you have to read a lot to be able to write a lot. To take this a step further, I think that it is essential for a writer to view what he or she read with what a critical eye, that is to say, while you’re reading be on the look out for things you like and things you dislike. If you see something you like take a mental... Read More...

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