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Cheap and Fast is Never a Good Sign: How to avoid crummy freelance editors

*This is a post I wrote for my LinkedIn followers, but I thought with so many good writers here on WordPress that this would be knowledge worth sharing so that you don’t get screwed over on your first try at self-publishing. 1,635 more words

My Job Experience

Holes in mah brain!

Alas, I am sick again, yo. It makes it hard for me to think. The good news is, before I succumbed to the fug, I sent in my author draft for… 56 more words

Writing

#ChroniclesOfAWriter – Getting published was a big mountain for me to overcome

Hello Sparkle Writers! How is your week going? Thank you all for your comments and feedback since we started this series. If you have any questions about what you need to do to kick-start your writing career or you’re not getting the results you want, please send an email to… 610 more words

The Sparkle Writers Hub

Launch date will be Sept. 12

The notice I received last week reminded me of the “save-the-date” card that I got for my colleague’s wedding. This time, however, it was an email from one of the sales managers at History Press. 202 more words

Virginia History

Getting Noticed In a World Flooded With Voices

Something I find interesting is how many times I hear agents and editors talking about wanting a story that is unique. They’re not looking for the same old same old. 876 more words

Creativity

On being published 

The question I keep being asked is “how does it feel now that your book is published?” So I am going to attempt to put the feeling into words. 388 more words

Musings

Shadowed Solitude republished by Literally Stories today

https://literallystories2014.com/2016/04/22/shadowed-solitude-by-donald-baker/

Literally Stories republished the story Shadowed Solitude which originally came out in 2013 with The Huffington Post.  This isn’t what I consider one of my strongest pieces and one day, when I get ready to compile a short story collection, I will rewrite it. 33 more words

Short Story Writing