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Fear and loathing on the publication trail

I greet my new Poets & Writers magazine in the mail with a mixture of pleasure and anguish, excitement and dread. There are always interesting articles, interviews, tidbits, sometimes things that give me ideas for writing or submitting or PR. 493 more words

The Secret to Writing Good Characters

Characters make or break a novel, especially for agents. When agents get 100s of manuscripts submitted per month, what is it that draws us to some books and not others? 142 more words


gpeynon reblogged this on How Do You Pronounce Eynon? and commented:

Here's a great post from a blog that all aspiring authors should be following. Thanks a lot Carly Watters for the original. Enjoy

Self-pity never fueled a single accomplishment

I made the above statement a few days ago and impressed myself enough to use it as a blog post title. If someone else already said it, please don’t tell me. 556 more words

Eric J Baker

Back to school! (Or the desk)

Wherever you are, assuming that you live in the West and in the Northern Hemisphere, this week (or one soon to come) many millions of us will be putting away our shorts and sunblock, slipping into a suit and tie and returning to the 9 to 5 that is our working lives. 396 more words


Keeping Up

Today’s prompt:

Keeping up with the Joneses.