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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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DO NOT TALK  OR WRITE ABOUT YOUR CURRENT PROJECT Drop into any writing group online and there are numerous posts by writers saying things like, “Need help!”  “What do you think of this…” and “Is this ____ any good?” followed by a thousand or more words explaining their novel, short story, play, screenplay or any …

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Subscribing to a magazine may not sound like a writing tip, but it’s the  best one I was given so I’m passing it on. The first action I took when I returned to fiction writing was subscribing to Writer’s Digest. It had been years since I thought about the publishing world–playwrights, TV writers, don’t publish. I …

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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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