Archive for May, 2013

5 Ways Writing Short Stories Can Boost Your Writing Career

Read a great article today on the value of writing short stories: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2013/05/12/short-stories/ It’s short story month, better get on my next one. 🙂  

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My Challenge for the Upcoming Week

I am going to write the best poem I have ever written and submit it to the “Time of Singing” Summer 2013 contest. The postmark deadline is May 15, so I don’t have long. I’m going on an artist date with my son tomorrow. Wherever we go, I will write, he will draw. The contest […]

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Writer’s Guide and Online Auction

I ordered the Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2013. I am excited about opportunities that might await me within its pages. I will start with exploring magazines that are looking for short stories and poetry. My goal is to create a new one of each, and try my luck with several different Christian magazines by the […]

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Ice Cream for Zombies

This Facebook page is amazing. I have learned much just by visiting their page several times per week (if not every day). Ice Cream for Zombies    

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Writer Unboxed Facebook Group

I joined the Writer’s Unboxed group on Facebook last week. Good move. Tons of writers on there sharing advice, like a support group. We were asked to share our blog links. I shared mine last night. Challenging myself to visit at least 10 of the listed blogs and comment on at least 3 of them […]

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Still Tweaking

It’s funny, my students used to accuse me of “tweaking”. I guess they were right. 🙂 I think I have now uploaded eight revisions to Smashwords. Hopefully I have found everything and can accept all the e-book imperfections as they are. Ebooks cannot be controlled the way print can. I can live with this imperfect […]

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Put my Book Out There

Just uploaded a “final” version of my print version of Psalms in the Key of my Life to Lulu.com. I need to order a print copy to review before I go any further. But, it’s public finally, and no longer has the word “Draft” on the title page. :). Print version at Lulu The Ebook […]

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E-Book Fairies

This sounds like a dream come true. Creating an E-book has been more work than I imagined.  I am still trying to finish my book on my own, but it’s a ton of work and I’m getting sick of looking at it. Good to know there is a reasonably priced service out there if I […]

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