Category: Road to Publication
Self-Publishing: An Interview with M.D. Thalmann
An interview with self-published author M.D. Thalmann and “The 13 Ways” brainstorming game by Roger Zelazny.
Want to Be a Successful Writer? Don’t Put the Cart before the Horse.
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…
Want to Publish Your Short Fiction? Read Before Sending
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…
Start a Non-fiction Blog: The First Step in My Grand Plan
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…
Where do Ideas Come From?
Where do ideas come from? It is a question all writers are asked and very few answer. I am going to answer it, sort of. I mean, I do not want to get kicked out of the union do I? The reason most writers give a vague answer to this question is there is no…
My Writing Landscape Shifted One Hundred Eighty Degrees
The crux of the matter is, is my writing as good as most and better than some of the work already published? The honest answer is, I am not sure. What do I do? My novel is busting to get out and I plan to publish through traditional channels. I created what I call My…