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We all dream. For writers those mind movies of self-indulgence may include visions of a book cover or a posh office you will be summoned to on the top of the Freedom Tower in New York to ink a million dollar deal. It is okay to dream–it’s where most of my stories come from–but to …

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Unless you are an established writer or have made inroads into a niche, you need social media. Agent queries need to include information about your writing platform. They want to see you already possess the know-how to participate in the promotion of your work.  Some even request you include a marketing plan. “I don’t need …

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The number one reason writers of short fiction get rejected is they do not read the magazine before submitting their work. I know this sounds odd, but it is true. Most writers have no clue where their short stories fall on the literary spectrum. If you are a writer of short fiction and are asked …

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My Grand Plan began three years ago when I moved back to my hometown in Michigan and was born of necessity. The job market in my little corner of Michigan is deplorable. The only full-time jobs are in fast food or at Walmart and the only work for an educated person is teaching, unless your …

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