Reposted: This is How to Transform Info Dumps into Plot Reveals

Well, readers, I am afraid I will not be able to put up my own Vocational Vivications post today. That had been my hope, but at the moment it is not feasible. There is just too much going on behind-the-scenes here at Song which needs this author's attention for me to spare right now.  Until … Continue reading Reposted: This is How to Transform Info Dumps into Plot Reveals

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Reposted: All Writers Fail

Things have been busy this week, readers, and so this author has not been able to finish the next Vocational Vivications post she wished to put up next. Until that article is ready, please enjoy the piece by Meg Dowell linked below: All Writers Fail Every time I publish a blog post that doesn’t do … Continue reading Reposted: All Writers Fail

The Proper Format to Use When Submitting Short Story Manuscripts

Following up on the post which appeared two weeks ago, today we will focus on the format which writers ought to use when submitting a manuscript to a publication. The specific type of manuscript under discussion here is that of the short story or novelette. But since there is little difference between that preferred format … Continue reading The Proper Format to Use When Submitting Short Story Manuscripts

Reposted: I Almost Quit Writing My Book. A Week Later, I Finished It.

Fear not, readers! I do intend to return to posting more regular content for you, besides the short Flotsam 'n' Jetsam pieces that appear here regularly. Life decided to throw a few curve balls at me, and so this author has not been able to finish the next Vocational Vivications post she wished to put … Continue reading Reposted: I Almost Quit Writing My Book. A Week Later, I Finished It.

Why Writing Contests and Open Calls for Submissions are Important for Authors of Every Level

As Misha Burnett and others have noted many times over, short fiction is a threatened market. Hopeful writers generally pass over it trying to write the Great American Novel, the next Epic Fantasy, or the future Space Odyssey/Opera. While this is an understandable move, it is not an entirely commendable one. Although it has never … Continue reading Why Writing Contests and Open Calls for Submissions are Important for Authors of Every Level