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Quantity and Quality: Beta Readers in the 21st Century

Full disclosure, this blog post started out as a reaction to a talk the CEO of Telepathic gave. Her product, Hooked, is a mobile fiction app that I have a wonderful time writing for and is very unconventional. It delivers flash-fiction stories in the form of texting conversations. I’m really happy I’ve had the chance… Continue reading Quantity and Quality: Beta Readers in the 21st Century

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Lounging In Limbo and Why I Don’t Have Checks

As soon as Clean Teen Publishing sent me a contract I read through it about five times, made sure I understood everything, gathered my banking information for direct deposit, filled out my tax form, wrote a bio, found a head shot, drafted a back-cover synopsis, and compiled everything else the Chief Operating Officer wanted from… Continue reading Lounging In Limbo and Why I Don’t Have Checks

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Writing Short Stories for Grad School

I’m beginning to suspect that I’ll end up sending off just a section of The Neverland Wars for my grad school applications, or something I’ve already written. I can’t help but feel that I ought to have something that was drafted and revised in the past three years though. Time flies, and I’m not sure… Continue reading Writing Short Stories for Grad School

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Selling My First Professional Rate Story

So it finally happened, give me the little writer’s merit badge I so excitedly earned this week. I managed to sell a piece for professional payment. Not token payment, not semi-pro payment, full-on full-price story rates. I can’t tell you how delighted that makes me. I’ve been thinking a lot about how quickly my career… Continue reading Selling My First Professional Rate Story