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« on: February 18, 2018, 09:56:00 PM »

Dreaming of being a novelist?  Here's some advice from my last four years as a published author!




https://lewisliterarylair.blogspot.com/2018/02/so-you-want-to-be-writer.html


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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 11:21:33 PM »

That's a good column, Indy. You've done well and your career hasn't peaked yet. Your novels are fine reads and I wish more people knew that about them. I think we have a few talented writers here and you gave some good advice.

If I can add one thing: beware agents.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 06:51:41 PM »

Good read. Is there any point in submitting stories to magazines these days?
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 06:53:56 PM »

Good read. Is there any point in submitting stories to magazines these days?



Good question; ER could answer it better than me.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 11:00:14 PM »

Good read. Is there any point in submitting stories to magazines these days?

Yes, absolutely, Pac, go for it. Print still exists in small press niches, and e-zines have readers. It's a good way to build a resume, even in this decade.

Writer's Market is still a good resource, but finding markets online for short stories is simple.

If you want to be read and aren't looking to get paid or build a reputation, posting your work online in writers' communities can get you feedback.

We missed the era when someone who could craft a good story could actually make a living at it. Unless you're Joyce Carol Oates, everything these days is novels, and breaking in is like winning the lottery.

Good luck!  Smile
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