Dramaquill's All Things Writing

December 31, 2013

Make 2014 your year

Filed under: Writing — dramaquill @ 5:03 PM

Instead of making resolutions (and feeling like a failure if you don’t live up to them), why not just look to 2014 as the year you will devote as much time as possible to your writing career…period.

If life gets in the way, then deal with the hurdles.

If you don’t work on one project, work on another one.

If you really want to get an agent or to get a traditional publisher, polish up those query letters and sub them out.

If you don’t feel confident in an area of your writing, read books, take courses, find information and perfect that flaw. (Personally, I’m still working on voice again this year)

If you want clips, target some publications, write you best material and submit it.

If you want it, then go get it!

Make 2014 your best year yet!

Happy New Year!

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December 11, 2013

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

Love writing a good mystery but not sure you want to write a novel?

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine is a monthly digest filled with stories dripping with mystery and suspense in all its genres and sub-genres.  It’s been around since 1956 and continues to provide readers with page turning short stories, plus a book review, a puzzle and more.

If you’re not familiar with the magazine, I recommend reading a few issues or at the least, ordering a sample copy to get the feel for the style of the magazine and the types of stories included.

Writers’ guidelines can be found here:  http://www.themysteryplace.com/ahmm/guidelines/

 

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