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Random Ruminations Remotely Related to Writing – Worldcon Part One

Worldcon Part One. By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll The plan was to leave Modesto at 8:00 am after dropping the kids at school and high tail it to Reno. I should take three and a half hours to travel the 210 miles with potty breaks. Nothing goes as planned. By the time we were safely […]

The Courage to Do What’s Write – Being a Part time Writer

The Courage to Do What’s Write is a weekly post about what it takes to be a writer. By Jeff Hite The other day I read a blog post about being a full time writer and how it is not all that it is cracked up to be. It seems that some people have this […]

The Courage to Do What’s Write – Being a Part time Writer

The Courage to Do What’s Write is a weekly post about what it takes to be a writer. By Jeff Hite The other day I read a blog post about…

Having The Courage to do what’s Write – Character

What does courage have to do with your characters? Well obviously if you are going to have Westley fight prince Humperdink he has to have some courage to do so, but the courage I am talking about is not from your characters but from you, the writer. Creating a believable character can be hard. Readers […]

Finding the Courage to do What is Write.

This week I take a break from Fiction Tuesday as I wait for the first few stories to come in for our new contest, and instead talk about the courage it takes me, and I suspect many others, to write. Finding the Courage to do What is Write. By: Jeff Hite When you think of […]

I am a reader first

October 18, 2010
I am a reader first

If you are a reader, no matter what you are reading  you understand what it means to be really into a story.  You also know how utterly disturbing it can be when something jars back into the real world.  Technically this is called “suspension of disbelief,” or in this case, the loss of the suspension […]

Ways To Ensure You Will Not Be Published

I find myself repeating the same two critiques over and over as I’m working through the pile. Here, I’ll point them out, so you writers will know to avoid them, and the readers can appreciate that we’re doing this so they don’t have to.

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo

October 3, 2010
Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo

As you may have heard, the team here at Flying Island Press are all going to be attempting NaNoWriMo this …Read the Rest

Know Your Market

July 21, 2010
Know Your Market

I’ve been looking over submissions for issue two, which have been trucking right along, thank you very much. I’ve been looking at some of the commentary we’ve been getting, which has on the whole been very positive, thank you also. One of the stated missions of Flying Island Press is to develop writers. Let me […]

Officer’s Country – Interview with Mike Plested

It was my pleasure to talk with Mike Plested, author of “Apprentice” in issue one of Flagship. Here is the interview. Sites referenced: Sorcerous Signals (Mike’s first story will be published here) – http://www.sorceroussignals.com/ Duotrope – www.duotrope.com Dead Robots Society – http://deadrobotssociety.com/ I Should Be Writing – http://murverse.com/podcasts/ Get Published – http://www.michellplested.com/category/getpublished/ Galaxy Billies – […]

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