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The Twisted Path

For almost the last three weeks I have been very ill. Something that doesn’t happen often! I was only permitted back to work this Wednesday gone. 409 more words

A Memory of Reading: The Elemental Masters - The Fire Rose

The Fire Rose, the first book in what would become the Elemental Masters, by Mercedes Lackey, is one of my most cherished books of all time.  407 more words

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And back to normal

The day after I get an acceptance from a literary publication, I get another rejection which I expected. Back to normal indeed. Or back to jadedness?


Writers Should Network

I know that I should network to advance my writing aspirations. But knowing doesn’t mean doing, at least for someone like me, whose default is looking inward, not outward. 483 more words

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After so many rejections, when you get an acceptance, sometimes you just want to cry because you feel like someone finally gets you.


My thoughts on how to attract readers

My reply to someone’s thoughts on the how do YOU attract readers thread on Literotica.com:

The title needs to generate strong erotic interest.

The story description should also be a quick zinger that really stimulates erotic interest.

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And So it Begins...

I have had this page up for about 4 months but have yet to post anything. The original intent was to chronicle my adventures in writing a novel during national novel writing month. 984 more words