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How long will you wait to resolve a cliffhanger?

I just finished Hollow City, the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It’s a good story, but if you’ve only seen the movie, you probably won’t follow this book. This is not a review of the book, but … Continue reading

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Writers write, but how much?

I write a lot. I know I write a lot, but when I actually count the words I’m writing, it doesn’t seem like a lot. I write 16-20 newspaper columns and magazine articles a month and probably average two books … Continue reading

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A life-long publishing learner

I participated in the Kensington Day of the Book, my first outdoor festival of the season, this past weekend. It can be an iffy time for an outdoor festival, but the weather was perfect this year. I always enjoy book … Continue reading

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Get excited about writing again

While the weekly meetings of the Gettysburg Writers Brigade keep me energized for my writing throughout the week, writers conferences are always good for a longer-lasting writing energy fix. One conference that I have attended in the past and enjoyed is … Continue reading

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How to get more freelance writing assignments (Part 1)

I’ve been doing freelance writing in one form or another for 25 years now. When I started out, I was getting only a few assignments to write articles. Nowadays, I have plenty of work, and the best part is that … Continue reading

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Having realistic pay expectations

When the members of the Gettysburg Writers Brigade talk about markets where we can publish our work. Around the Gettysburg area, the local magazines pay 10 cents to 50 cents a word. I also write for magazines all over the … Continue reading

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Working As An Editor/Writer Can Be A Horror

I was going through my files today and I came across this article from 1996. It ran in a magazine called The Nightmare Express. Not only does it have some good information in it, it seems appropriate for the season. … Continue reading

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