An untitled story I have been working on over the New Years is coming along well. As yet, it is officially untitled, but with a tentative title as of writing. This hard laboured at project that has been marinating for twenty years is coming to fruition.
Whichever stage, be that practising writing or getting rejected, with a long-awaited opportunity comes joy.
There’s a feeling that when I see magazines and journals still put out calls for submissions that it is business as usual, despite the last three years of mayhem. I don’t hear about magazines shutting up shop. But reality is that it is not business as usual as the last three years shows. I just… Read More Business as usual?
I believe in not wasting, like when it comes to food, writing, books. Use everything, reuse, don’t waste it, it means more than that. Or they tell me I’m real tidy. So, here is a montage of some photos I didn’t want to waste but had little use for them. Call it recycled art. But… Read More Montaged to some effect, but is is wasted and can it be recycled?
Predicting the ending of a story makes sense when there is an explanation for the prediction. Otherwise, how does one know? The story of Jesus is not only a religious story, but one which predicts the ending and not all stories do predict the ending in such direct fashion.
Quite a character, in fact — as every movie cop should be. – Gordon Gow on the idiosyncratic features of movie cops, in the article “Cops: Private and Public” (Film Review 1973-74)
I have no idea of the matter but I trust the reference book is correct. This is on the matter of who co-wrote the play Where the Rainbow Ends. The reference book cites that Reginald Owens was a co-writer which isn’t stated on Wikipedia. The reference book says he was the brain child of the… Read More Fact checking gone astray
There’s always in the back of the mind of a writer of shorter material the time when he’ll be an author and gets the book contract. But does one really want to do that? The book signings, the author meet and greets, the interviews…the general busyness over your book? And does the writer really like… Read More Becoming the author – is one ready?
I don’t know how many times I’ve come across the statement “competition is fierce” in writers guidelines. But it’s really true. If one goes the traditional road to getting published and not the self-publishing route, the competition to get one’s work out there, published in other words, is extremely fierce. This may be the reason… Read More Competition is fierce
If freelancers do not have the precise knowledge of a genre of writing, how would freelancers get their work published in that genre? This would be because some publishers are not exacting. It’s possible to get through on one’s own merits rather than what’s usually required by the more exacting publishers. At least, that’s my… Read More Lack of genre knowledge may not be a barrier