March 23, 2020 admin

Ohio is going to have two weeks of Shelter In Place, starting at midnight tonight and I need to get several things taken care of before that happens. The next step in my #publishpath series will go up late Tuesday or early Wednesday. We’ll go back to the regular Monday updates next week.

March 16, 2020 admin

Last week I asked you to take a serious look at your finished story, and determine what type of story it is. This week I’m going to give you my stats: Genre (If Any) : Literary / Horror Word Count: 6000 General Audience: Adult Fiction Readers with strong stomachs General Tone: Unsettling So now that I know what stats I have, I can bring out the big guns, and start creating a rough list of all the places I want to start submitting the work. Pictured: The Big Guns I’m going to be submitting to literary magazines featured in the…

March 9, 2020 admin

Last week, we talked about the hoops I jumped through to make sure my short story ‘The Cow’ was ready to be published. I completed all the steps, and now I feel confident that the story is ready. But what kind of story do I have? When you check out a publisher’s website or read a literary magazine’s call for submissions, you’ll notice that they have very specific ideas of what they’re looking for. You must pay attention to what they’re saying. Because that is the easiest and best way to find a publisher who is looking for work like…

February 26, 2020 admin

“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft