Hello everyone! This is technically a repost, but the old content was so useless (in my opinion), that there was no point in editing it or using it in any capacity. Instead, I want to pose a question, and maybe explore how some of the different tools we use to write change the way we … Continue reading Writing Mediums
Hello! Welcome back to another repost. This original post was essentially me coming to terms with the fact that I am a nerd and like writing fanfiction about all the things. If you've been here a while, then, you already know I post fanfiction. If not, welcome! I post fanfiction. However, most of the fanfiction … Continue reading I’ll Be Posting/Editing FanFics
Hello friends, newcomers, etc. It's been a long time since I've written a blog post. Rather, it's been a long time since I felt I had something worth blogging about. Recently, I've had a spurt of poetry submissions flying from my desk. As I've said time and time again, I never thought of myself as … Continue reading I’ve Been Rejected
I have never been so well dressed in my life. As many of you know, I am still in college, though I just recently signed up for graduation in December (yay!), and being in college I've had the opportunity to join the English Honor Society: Sigma Tau Delta. This offers a wide range of opportunities for all college writers, and I definitely recommend joining if one ever has the opportunity to do so. One perk that I took full advantage of was being able to submit a piece to the national convention, which means I would get a chance to travel out of state, attend a literary convention, and present my piece in front of all my peers and colleagues for my college. Needless to say, I was beyond pumped.
Being an independent writer, I often times forget that I can fail, and when I do I often have trouble admitting so. It's not that I don't like failing... I mean, I don't, who does? But what I'm getting at is most of the time failing doesn't bother me. It didn't used to, anyway. Most … Continue reading I have failed, and I’ll probably fail again
Not too long ago, I wrote a post on how to format a manuscript. Then, I wrote a post on things you need to know to traditionally publish. Now it is time to learn how to actually go about getting published. The number one thing you need to learn to land an agent or publishing deal … Continue reading 9 Things you need to know before you start to query.
Don't post your work online. I made this mistake, and I see many others make this mistake. If you want to send your work out to agents and traditional publishers, don't post it online! It is considered previously published if you do so, and this includes on your own blog, etc. Granted, every publisher and … Continue reading Want to traditionally publish? Here are 8 things you need to know.
A lot of publications don't like fables. A lot of publications are dead and inactive. There aren't many horror mags/journals. Body horror has no market, apparently. Publishing is damn hard. Self-publishing is looking really good right now. That is all.
There are plenty of guides on how to do this. Plenty to be found on the internet, but a lot of them, I have found, don't have examples, which I will be sharing with you all today. If you didn't already know, there is a general consensus on how to format a manuscript, and this … Continue reading How to Format a Manuscript
What is a beta reader? A person who reads a work for context, plot, and continuity. Not to be confused with an EDITOR who looks for mechanical errors as well as context, plot, and continuity. Is usually not paid. Can be done for any piece of writing, including, but not limited to: blog posts, short … Continue reading Beta Readers – The Ultimate Guide for Writers