Editors are there to present your work, but I wasn’t expecting life lessons as well. However, I’ve finally grasped what … Continue reading Good, unexpected lessons from editors
I have seven devotional ideas to write into devotions, with probably more inspired by my readings each day. I don’t … Continue reading Grist to the mill
Writing while doing other things in life as you would normally do can be hectic. Keeping up to date with … Continue reading On the agenda, on a busy day
Writing my own stories may be best left with a free online platform like WordPress, because I wonder if the traditional publishers will ever take my own stories on board? Of course, traditional publishers do take stories, but they tend to be the ones that suit the publisher, not any old story, not the ones that I may want to write. My own stories may have to be written a certain way before they are even considered by traditional publishers. I can’t be myself or else face a rejection because it wasn’t written the way the publisher wants it written.
I don’t know how many times I’ve come across the statement “competition is fierce” in writers guidelines. But it’s really … Continue reading Competition is fierce
If freelancers do not have the precise knowledge of a genre of writing, how would freelancers get their work published … Continue reading Lack of genre knowledge may not be a barrier
Getting rejected by a publisher hurts, like it did for me today. In my case this time it was a … Continue reading Writing rejection is not the end
The opposite of the problem of writers block is too much writing. There are lots of ideas and written passages … Continue reading When ideas are too many to handle
On last count, a few minutes ago, one-third of my shelved devotions that I have looked at again have been … Continue reading Focusing on one point eliminates waffle
I wrote just over a dozen devotions recently, but only two I decided to submit, the salient ones. I realized … Continue reading Filing away the ‘reusable’ ones
Writing does not have to be a career thing, but one can spend one hour on it a day or two or three hours.
My first draft looked at a little tatty, what’s new? I was going to flag it. Never to submit the … Continue reading Persevering
Budding screenwriters take note.
I came across an encouraging obituary.
Creators don’t like people saying that only 1 episode matters. The creator says, it all matters (They also tell the picky fans to get a life). Scope. Some like their series to never end.
One part after the other that continues the story on and on.
Writing is a catch-22, but I’m not talking ’bout the film or novel on which a film is based. Catch-22 … Continue reading To revise or not to revise
New Year can mean there is a spike in divorces, according to one lawyer. Does it also mean a spike in giving up vocations, jobs, employment or gigs as well? One may feel like giving the job away after a nice relaxing holiday.
Rejection seldom takes a writer well, but taking it on the chin can be enlightening. Personally, I would like to … Continue reading Submit everything or only the best?
Motivation can be an issue for a writer if not on assignment. It’s possible for a writer not on assignment … Continue reading A writer with strong motivation is a storm force
One of the pressures of being on “assignment” is getting the job done on time. It requires a little foresight … Continue reading Getting the assignment done on time
There’s an easy way to file away ideas and thoughts. It’s not by filing ideas and thoughts for different genres … Continue reading Ideas notebook for all those invasive thoughts
Bad days are gone, grey days instead. In the grey days it’s not so bad. The day may be grey. … Continue reading Tiny bits of encouragement woven in
It is not an easy road getting published, but I had some good news about a month ago that a … Continue reading Another submission
The response was reasonably positive from the editor, as he speculated on using the article sent him, at some stage … Continue reading Waiting
Takes time. Two projects in effect, taking time on them both. Rejections, had a couple, but their mist dissipates soon … Continue reading Projects on delivery
A few years ago I had the urge to pursue Christian publications overseas, after realizing that the other genres I … Continue reading Journeying, again
Wrote a short devotion of about 200 words that I’ve sent off to a devotional publisher, hoping it will do … Continue reading One-off submission this time