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Writing Tips from Ploughshares

Ploughshares Literary Journal recently sent out a blog roundup to their members mailing list with links to three great blog articles on various aspects of the writing process.   209 more words

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7 Reasons Good Stories Don't Get Published

Submissions are closed on Paper Tape‘s next issue “Hauntings,” and this is the best reading period we’ve ever had. And it isn’t because we got more submissions than ever before. 1,072 more words


Essential writing skills: using weather to create a mood

Long-time readers of this blog know that I am something of a fan of J. R. R. Tolkien. A lot of a fan, actually. And the more I look at what he wrote, the more impressed I get. 439 more words


For Better or Worse: Readers, Books, and the Marriage between Them

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a reader with free time must be in want of a good book…and thus begins the curious relationship between reader and the written word, much like that of a courting couple. 364 more words

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