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Category Archives: Markets

FanFic

No, I’m not writing it, but I’m not knocking it, either! I know a lot of people do look down on fan fiction, mostly because it traditionally hasn’t been the best quality.  In fact, back in the old days, when I first was trying my hand at writing, it was very much denigrated and no […]

Some Starting Advice

Advice for writers. Specifically, for writers attempting to complete the National Novel Writing Month challenge. First, jump over to Writer’s Digest and check out their 30 Tips for Writing a Book in 30 Days.  And, also, keep in mind that you’ll have 31 days to do it, but, if you haven’t started already, you’ve wasted […]

DIY Magazines

Yes, resources to actually layout and publish your own magazine, mostly for free. My blushing bride pointed out recently that I mostly haven’t posted anything original in years.  Just links to other resources and some brief copy around it to explain what I’m posting and why. This week isn’t going to be any different. I […]

Tools to Escape the Rat-Race

Don’t we all dream of being wealthy and independent? By the end of the week, haven’t we all gotten a little fed up with our jobs?  Don’t we dream of being our own boss, an independent contractor or consultant who charges big money for sounding off with our opinion about how things are done?  No? […]

Free eMagazines

I don’t have much for you this week. Seriously, it’s been a long, tiring week and I’m kind of burned out, but I have to work part of the weekend, too, so I’m afraid this week isn’t great.   Basically, I’ve just got one thing, but at least it’s free. If you like to read, especially […]

Seven Places to Sell Your Photography

Have you ever sold your photography? One of the Great Lies that they used to tell us photographers is how easy it is to make virtually unlimited money selling your photos to stock photography houses.  And, the one I heard most frequently offered up as an example was iStockPhoto.  But, you know what?  It’s not […]

Get Rich Quick

Self-publishing on Kindle! Okay, I know that sounded cheesy and trashy, like a late-night TV sales pitch, but, apparently, it could be true, too! The news has been all abuzz about relatively young author Amanda Hocking who’s sold thousands of ebooks via the Amazon Kindle store and the Barnes & Noble ebook store.  According to […]

Pratchett Prize

Do you write “speculative fiction”? Is your novel set on an alternate Earth? Are you a current resident of the UK? Could you use some money? If you answered “yes” to all of those questions, and can submit your work before the end of the year, you may want to check out the Terry Pratchett […]

“New” Market: Brain Harvest

Okay, not the newest market any more, but they’re still buying short fiction. Specifically, Brain Harvest is buying ultra-short speculative fiction, preferably under 750 words. And, I think, they pay pretty well for that market.

The Orphan

False starts are part of life. Certainly, I’ve had a lot of projects that started with promise, but which never seemed to get completed. Others may have been started several times, or re-concieved mid-launch, such as this very website. Most of my half-baked, orphan works have either never seen the light of day or been […]


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