I’m still figuring out Medium, but I’ve seen a few other writers organize their writing for ease of access, and I figured I’d give it a try. I LOVE organization.
If you want to read the book of my life, here it is from Prologue to Afterword.
A series of articles with advice for new writers on the ins and outs of submitting short stories, poems & essays for publication.
For the past few years, I’ve written a comic about parenting called Toddler Times that has, much to my surprise, received a couple of awards along the way. …
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but nothing I say will be cleverer
than a 12yo wannabe adult
making up one-liners, smarter
than this mom brain can supply
a whole different language of…
Me: says dumb thing
Husband: says dumb thing
inviting an anonymous audience
into the intimate fails of married life
but why would you want to keep
feeding the trolls?
or maybe you’re on the playground
picking up kids from school,
not paying attention
to the real live…
Honestly, I never know what to say on these things. It’s like going to a party where you don’t know anyone, and you pretend you’re really cool so that people will talk to you when, in your head, you’re composing your next poem in Elvish to post on your D&D group’s message board.
I’ve been writing nearly my whole life (there were the first three years, where I didn’t seem to get much writing done, but I’ve been making up for it ever since). However, I didn’t start writing seriously for publication until about 2013.
That was my goal: publication…
I won’t lie — I was inspired to write this because of a discussion where a reader of nonfiction seemed personally opposed to the idea of reading anything else. To each his own, of course, but the argument was motivating enough to add my two cents.
First of all, I feel this has been a long-running battle forced onto readers, the notion that a person must choose one genre and stick with it when picking up reading material. Such an idea is odd to me because it’s so terribly limiting. I read in all genres — from biographies to histories…
As a writer, I’ve worked with dozens of magazine editors who’ve edited my writing before publication. And as an editor, I’ve edited hundreds of short stories and dozens of books. After hearing horror stories from writers about editors who haven’t helped their writing — or, in some extreme cases, have completely butchered it — I wanted to share my experience about how I tell a good editor from a not-so-good one.
First of all, some of this is subjective. It’s based only on my experience, and that is limited to the genres I write and edit. The writer-editor relationship is…