Thursday, April 26, 2012

Should You Ever (ever) Pay to Have Your Work Read?

Should You Ever (ever) Pay to Have Your Work Read?
I remember when I was so arrogant about my poetry that I felt it demeaning to enter contests, oh how those times have taken a leap into reality. Nowadays it is very hard to publish and or find an agent. There millions of submissions and the slush piles are for every author not already published and or "a perfect writer". Publishers and agents seem to want already-made writers, with a ton of experience in marketing. This article is good advice however; it would be a lot better if contests actually made comments on work submitted and not just accepted it or turned it down.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Afflicted Girls, A NOVEL OF SALEM

A great read!

CLARION, Writer’s Craft #65 – Staging Conversation, by Lynda Williams

I write articles for news media, poetry, novels and screenplay. Not having read the story, just the example paragraphs, if I understand correctly, the short paragraph is the original paragraph, and the long one is the revised version, whether it is children or adult books, in my view the original version does not show emotion or worth of what is going on. The second paragraph shows, does not just tell, the reader how they feel about and react to what is going on, it also gives a idea of the character’s personalities.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dear Mr. Don Fry, your book "Writing Your Way" hints that "style" is born not learned haven't read it yet just got the buy email on Writers Digest headlined "Throw Out The "Old Writing Rules"". I freelance for and CBS ACE, have belong to Poynter for a few years, I am finalist on the Indie Publishing Contest by the SFWU Writers University and Author Solutions, looking for a publisher for a fifty two poem collection. Also, finalizing three novels and two screenplays, told that I write with an "accent". Your website is encouraging. How do you feel about self-publishing since agents and publishers now want already made authors?

Sunday, March 04, 2012