So, there was no official conclusion to the recent "digital detox," which is fitting; that is one of several conditions I wish I'd laid out beforehand. What was first envisioned as a total "fast" ended up as more of a "holiday restriction." Now that the new year is here, I'm able to process the results. … Continue reading Digital Detox Recap
Digital Detox For the Holidays
Forced to spend the better part of a good day away from home . . . without my cellphone? Well, that certainly got my attention. I recently found myself out the door and off on a Family Adventure Day™ with the cellular appendage left inexplicably behind and tethered to a charger (instead of to me). … Continue reading Digital Detox For the Holidays
10 Tips For Editing Your Short Story
Wanted to pass along a solid list of tips for those of us editing short stories. This is from theryanlanz of A Writer’s Path, a great all-around resource.
by Writer in Wedges
So you have written your short story and cannot wait to release it into the world. But before doing that, it is important to take some extra time to make sure your story is properly edited, despite the fact that editing is nowhere near as fun as writing.
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Respecting Your Early Writings (3:25)
Just a short topic this week, but one that gave me a surprisingly emotional reaction. How do you regard your fledgeling poems or stories from yesteryear? Sure, some writers will adopt a little false humility at dinner parties to avoid repelling an audience, but how do you really view those works? They did come in … Continue reading Respecting Your Early Writings (3:25)
8 Great Publications That Accept Short Stories
I've read a few of these journals and have enjoyed learning about the others. Happy to share with those who are looking for homes for their stories. Reposting from http://www.Literative.com: "Looking for a way to boost your audience? Why not submit your work to a journal or publication? Find out how in our latest post!" … Continue reading 8 Great Publications That Accept Short Stories
2017 – Read the best of SCI-FI Novel Stories from around the world:
Can’t pass up the chance to support the Sci-Fi community. I’ve enjoyed the introduced to a lot of new writers.
Browse through these best of stories in the SCI-FI genre and see where you can read the best of new novels from around the world.
LOOSE THREADS COOL ASSASSINS 1, by Jo Quantaman
THE HEALER, by Jeffrey G. Roberts
ULTRAXENOPIA, by M.A. Phipps
PARTHOLON, by D. Krauss
ALIEN AFFAIRS, by Scott Skipper
RECIPROCAL, by Heather M. Couch
RADIO SPHERE, by Devin Tersteeg
THE ORIGIN OF FORCE, by Sam B. Miller II
CORPORATE HIGH SCHOOL, by Benjamin Gorman
COLONEL SEPTIMUS, by Richard James
GESCHENKEN: RESURRECTION, by Jonathan J. Wimbush
WORMHOLE MOON, by John Williams
CHRONOKARI ALPHA TIME IS RELATIVE, by Steve Bynoe
THE BALANCE, by Michael Selden
IN THE NAME OF THE SUN, by Alex Drinkwater Jr.
SENTINELS OF TZURAC, by James Raven
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Better Blogging Through Podcasts: Announcing RadioPublic Embeds
Beginning to podcast here has been as fun as I anticipated. While I don’t have plans to move beyond the brief Wreadcast model personally, I could see adding some guest content from the service partnership detailed below. Happy to share just in case others are tempted to get into podcasting.
We love podcasts: they’re like the blogging version of radio, a medium anyone can jump into and use to share their story. They introduce us to new voices and give us glimpses into new perspectives… and they pair perfectly with blogs and websites, where they can add more texture and interest to what you’re already publishing.
Thanks to a new partnership with RadioPublic, you can choose from a quarter of a million podcasts to embed into your posts and pages on WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered websites. Whether you produce a podcast yourself, write about them, or just like to listen, you can share podcasts with your visitors, no matter where the podcasts are hosted.
What Can a Podcast Add to My Site?
Use a RadioPublic embed to share and promote your own podcast ! But even if you’ve never even listened to a podcast before, there are ways you can use…
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All the Troublesome Pairs
English can be a very challenging language. Some pairs of words can be particularly tricky. Found a list from LibroEditing incredibly useful for both first-time clarification and review; I had to share. Via LibroEditing: All the Troublesome Pairs
Sunshine Blogger Award
First, a big thank you to nominator The Shining Gem for providing an opportunity for many to try out this award tag! After enjoying answering One Lovely Blog, I thought I'd carry through next on this one . . .
Revisiting Old Journals
So, beside me I have a stack of my notebook journals stretching from early elementary school to about a week ago. I'm relieved I've kept so many of them, mostly. Who knows for whom they were intended on an entry-to-entry basis, but I'm happy I have them here this moment to re-read and interpret in … Continue reading Revisiting Old Journals
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