Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Mar. 1st, 2018 The fifth story was an exploration of dragons. The first thing the buying editor admitted to was the fact that she did not articulate what she wanted as well as she thought she had. Unfortunately, that wasn’t apparent until she got the stories andContinue reading “A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part five)”
Part One Part Two Part Three Feb. 28th, 2018 The theme for story four was “chances,” and although there were plenty of clues in the submission call that it was to be a romance anthology, it was never explicitly stated. Two people that take chances to be together didn’t say “romance” to everyone inContinue reading “A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part four)”
Part One Part Two Feb. 27th, 2018 The story for the third week had to do with strangers dealing with each other. And it was another one of those that made me scratch my head, especially the part about not wanting to read anything icky since it was a parent-child editorial team. No definition ofContinue reading “A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part three)”
Part One. Feb. 26th, 2018 The workshop’s second assignment was another difficult one. The theme was “Broken Dreams” and the editor specified that she didn’t want the “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” Even with the 8000-word limit, I wanted to skip this uncomfortable subject. But I had to try. Otherwise, I’d be wasting my timeContinue reading “A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part two)”
“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale One-point-two million words. Two-hundred-and-seventy stories. Six editors. Why sign up to write six stories in six weeks without knowing a single thing about what you were going to be asked to write? Well,Continue reading “A rejection is an opinion, not a death sentence (part one)”
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Writer’s Guild of Texas tonight for my presentation. You were such a great audience. All the resources I mentioned can be found here.
The editors and some of my fellow authors and I discuss our stories from the Venus anthology. Click here to hear the conversation. Available now: “Enemy Beloved” in Planetary: Venus (Kindle), Planetary: Venus (paperback).
Love is blind, but even blindness can’t defeat Dragomir. Love on the other hand, defeats—or saves—all. “Enemy Beloved” is a prequel to my space samurai saga and will be out on Valentine’s Day as part of the Planetary Anthology:Venus by Superversive Press. It is the first published story in this universe. Yes, it’s a romance, butContinue reading “Just in time for Valentine’s Day”
“Love is blind. But what will happen when the blindness ends and the terrible truth is revealed?”
So I read Cedar Sanderson’s lovely piece entitled “To Thine Own Self Be True”, and I found that I agreed with much of what she had to say. I, too, have zero tolerance for those who would sexually abuse others, particularly children. Actions like that are intolerable, and have no place in society, any society.Continue reading “A great essay by Kacey Ezell on writing and success”