2010, A Mixed Bag, Really

On this, the end of 2010, I find myself reflecting on the past year as so many of us do on New Year’s Eve. As much as I would love to say the past year was the best ever, I’m forced to concede that it’s probably more of a draw than a win. On the plus side (might as well start positive, right?): Sold first, then second, then third short stories EVER. For someone (namely me) who was desperate to get his work published, I count this as a major achievement. Sold first novel, a YA story called “Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero”. I count this an even BIGGER achievement than the previous one since I’ve been trying to do exactly […]

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Keep an Eye Open for Opportunities

If you are like me, some of you stories are motivated by various calls for submissions, be it for magazines, anthologies or other. But what if your story doesn’t make the cut? What should you do with it? There are several things you could do with the story. One would be throw it away because it was written specifically for a given project or perhaps you could podcast it because it wasn’t picked up. There is another option. Send it out again. Have a different market lined up before you even send the story out the first time. You may think a story only fits a single market but you are probably wrong. Check it out on one of the […]

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Get Published Episode 47 – Happy Holidays with Gail Carriger

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode47.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Happy Holidays everyone. I hope you are all having a wonderful festive season with your loved ones and thank you for tuning in. I have a very special episode for you today. Gail Carriger, New York Times best selling author of the Parasol Protectorate books, is my guest and she is an absolute delight. I had the good fortune to meet Gail at Balticon and I’ve wanted her on the show ever since. I also have a book review for those of you looking for some holiday reading.Thanks for listening. Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 47 – Happy Holidays with Gail Carriger Everything has […]

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