Publishing – List of Professional Markets that Publish Fantasy/Sci Fi Short Stories

I’ve done a ton of research to figure out what publishers to send my stories to.  I’m all about that urban fantasy (sometimes with a heavy dose of romance) with a tiny bit of soft sci fi here or there, so that’s what’s on this list.  I’ve got a handful of shorter stories I’m sending … More Publishing – List of Professional Markets that Publish Fantasy/Sci Fi Short Stories

Waiting is the Hardest Part, Rejections are a Close Second – Story Submissions

I’ve been sending stories into magazines and contests again (after not even trying for about 4 years because I wasn’t doing anything with my writing during those years) and mostly it’s been a lot of waiting with the occasional rejection letter. Basic rules when submitting (obviously every publisher has their own rules so check their website, … More Waiting is the Hardest Part, Rejections are a Close Second – Story Submissions

Coffee Prompt Monday

1. The jar of peanut butter’s attacking again. 2. Allergy shots for something unusual. 3. Water drinking competition. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. Take the prompt and a cup of … More Coffee Prompt Monday

Boy’s bday cake and a binge-watching weekend.

My boyfriend’s birthday was on Friday and we had his party on Saturday.  Since he’s a photographer, I wanted to make this camera cake for his party: http://www.diyphotography.net/how-to-bake-a-nikon-cake/  Mine’s a Canon Cake because my boy shoots with Canon, but same idea. Well, my cake didn’t turn out quite as smooth and professional looking, and Max … More Boy’s bday cake and a binge-watching weekend.

Zombie Quarantine – I’m sick but still workin’ it, cuz writers don’t quit.

I’ve had a cold this week, pretty bad the past two days, and thus, have been basically useless.  Even stayed home from work.  And obviously have not been keeping up with my posts on here.  Sorry 😦 I hadn’t been keeping up with CampNano before this cold hit, mostly because I had other health problems … More Zombie Quarantine – I’m sick but still workin’ it, cuz writers don’t quit.

WritersLife Wednesday – Write Small: 5 ways to make your reader care

This is cut and pasted from here: http://writerswrite.co.za/write-small-five-ways-to-make-your-reader-care  I don’t take credit for it, nor do I mean to violate copyright, merely share some great info. “Write Small – Five Ways To Make Your Reader Care But when do I, as the reader, start caring? I care when I meet the soldier, scared out of his … More WritersLife Wednesday – Write Small: 5 ways to make your reader care

Coffee Prompt Monday

1. Job Interview with an animal. 2. Smuggling water into someplace in an alcohol bottle. 3. Mysterious medical condition makes one of character’s joints hurt. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. … More Coffee Prompt Monday

Plotter or Pantster – It’s a Sliding Scale

Welcome to today’s edition of Lecture Amie.  Read the sign and remember, you’re parked in the Gibbons lot 😉 It’s decided, I can not be a pantster to save my life.  I’m a planner.  I’ve got this general idea for Patenting Magic, but nothing really specific besides the romantic back story that is merely the set … More Plotter or Pantster – It’s a Sliding Scale

Camp Nano Starts Today! – Plot: The Hero’s Journey

Camp Nano starts today and thousands of us are rearing up to write, write, write! Whooooooooo! My word goal is 65K (Yes, I know i’m crazy, but you should see the goals of some people in my cabin.  We’ve got one shooting for 500K.  That’s over 10K words a day.  Now that’s crazy).  I’m writing … More Camp Nano Starts Today! – Plot: The Hero’s Journey