I have always known I was meant to write, even when I was too young to know the word ‘author’. When I learned that books were printed, I developed an interest in that as well. And I have always been a wanderer, at least in my mind. It’s not the worst trait in an author. For more, read my writing; every author illuminates their heart and soul on the pages they write upon.

  • Joined: March 2008

Journal

Hopes and Dreams

I’m not posting this as “news”, since nothing is final yet, but I may be publishing a small magazine somewhat soon. If so, it will be a very small new publication, so no payment for the first few issues at least, only prestige. (That will be true for the dedicated, hard-working editor as well.) And, to make it worthy of notice, I will need to pull on all my tough alligator skin …
Posted over 7 years – 6 comments

All Writers Take Heed

I have looked over a number of writing sites, or sites that offer some accommodation for writers, on the Internet. I don’t claim to have an exhaustive list, but I have (private) bookmarks to over a hundred, with notes. Of those, nearly every one is exploitative of writers and destructive to members’ hopes of a career. Of all those sites, there are only three I would personally conside…
Posted over 7 years – 47 comments

Sleeping Beauty - Further Ideas

Since I’d like this to help as many of you as possible, I thought I’d point out a few more things you can learn from this, and respond to an interesting idea brought up in the comments to the first journal entry. / First of all, some of you thought it would be interesting to see how the different versions would come out if you tried editing the original story. I’ve thought about…
Posted over 7 years – 18 comments

Sleeping Beauty - Self-Editing Lessons

I had a private request (the person who contacted me will remain nameless) asking me how I always managed to ‘hit’ the word count in Twisted Tales competitions. / I pointed out that you do have to begin with an idea that will work for a very short story; no story requiring six or eight scenes is going to permit cutting to 250 words. I then offered to post a story in first draft to the…
Posted over 7 years – 3 comments