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Lessons Learned on Self-Editing

By Donna Volkenannt Turning off my internal editor was one of the hardest writing habits I had to break. Early in my writing career I plodded along, editing as I wrote, with little to show for my efforts. My excuse was, “I’m a slow writer.” Then one day I received a freelance assignment with a…

Card-Carrying Member of Adverbs Anonymous

by Janet Cannon Hello. My name is Janet L. Cannon and I’m an addict. Yes, I wholeheartedly admit I’m thoroughly and completely addicted to those lovely and lively adverbs. Those beautifully artful words that modify verbs to more carefully describe what’s excitingly happening in my novel. Umm. Yeah. Seriously. Seriously? Yeah. Adverb addiction has been…

Writing Contests for July

Munster Literature Centre A Room of Her Own Foundation Glimmer Train Press Indiana Review Narrative—Spring Poetry Contest Narrative—Spring Story Contest New Guard Sledgehammer Munster Literature Centre Entry fee:  €15 (approximately $20 U.S.) paid via PayPal Prizes: First Prize is €2,000 (Approximately $2,600 U.S.) and publication in Southword, an online literary journal published in Cork, Ireland.…

Writers Under Glass

Left Bank Books is celebrating its 45th birthday!  Starting this week, Left Bank Books is asking for one-sentence story prompts from our customers, Facebook & Twitter followers.  These prompts will be collected and on July 11th they will be selected from a hat and provided to an esteemed panel of writers who will use the prompts…

Tips for Reading

by Jennifer Hasheider You’ve traversed the traditional route to publishing or landed somewhere between there and doing it all yourself – now you’ve got a book in your clammy hands. Hopefully the line-up of publicity events and press releases are plenty because you started blathering to the world about this moment long before today. Once…