Write Like it Matters

A common complaint from wannabe writers is “I don’t have time to write”or “I wish I had time to write”. They go on to talk at length about how busy their lives are. Sound familiar? Are you/were you one of those people? OK, time for me to climb on my soapbox for a change. It’s easy to fall back on the “life is too busy” excuse but the truth is, if writing is important to you, you will make the time. How do I know? Well, let me see… If you are a parent and your children are busy in sports, Scouts, Guides, Dance or a myriad of other activities, you know that your schedule adjusts to their activity. If […]

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Get Published Episode 34 – Horror Writer Nancy Kilpatrick Talks Anthologies

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode34.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn today’s episode I talk to Horror Writer Nancy Kilpatrick about Anthologies. Why are they important? How can an author get involved and so on. She also talks about the new Vampire Anthology, eVolVe and her own career as a writer, editor, teacher and mentor. In the Feedback section of the show, Mike talks about a couple Writing Market listing sites. There’s lots of good information in this episode. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening. Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 34 – Horror Writer Nancy Kilpatrick Talks Anthologies Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published” 0:14 — […]

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Confidence Breeds Success – Success Breeds Confidence

The title of this post seems to be a bit of a catch-22 doesn’t it? An even bigger question might be, “What the heck are you talking about exactly?” From a writing perspective it simply means this: you cannot get published if you don’t have the confidence in you work to submit it. Now, submitting a story doesn’t guarantee your work will be picked up. Far from it. Chances are extremely good that you will get rejections. It is one of the downsides to being a writer. Still, sending your stories and working to improve your craft will pay dividends. Take me for example. I’ve been submitting my work for several years without success. The rejections hurt and sometimes made […]

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