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Good evening…

Once again I hope that your evening is going well and that you guys are typing away on your laptops. Yesterday I went to the Boca Raton critique group meeting. The guest lecturer was Rik Feeney. Mr. Feeney is an expert on marketing you finished book. I must say I was quite impressed with the lecture itself. He talked about traditional versus self publishing pro’s and cons. then there was a question and answer session afterwards. I learned quite a bit from the two hour lecture. I got his book “Writing Books for Fun, Fame, and Fortune”. Tonight I have started to look through the book to learn my about the publishing side of the business.

Again I wanted to congratulate my friend and fellow writer, Leslie Borghini A.K.A The Angel of Horror. This week she published her book “Angel Heat” which is sold on Amazon.com. Leslie is a talented writer who has taken the time out to help me with my writing. So I want to give her due respect for her accomplishment. I hope that she will put out more novels in the near future.

Getting to my projects, like I said in recent posts, I have cut the fat on my sci-fi story “A Change in Time”. I felt that the story had that “sagging middle” feel to it so I cut the middle out of it and now I have a leaner, faster paced story. At least it feels that way. And of course I will probably do some more revamping of the story once the first draft is done. I guess you can say a writer’s work is never done and the same goes for the journey that he or she is on.

Now as for tonight’s writing goals are concerned I will submit some more horror haiku’s to Necon E-books, write some regular poetry, work on my sci-fi story, check out when the Cheerios Spoonful of Stories will start. I liked participating in that contest and look forward to doing that again. I am going to check out the latest from Three Minute Fiction as well. I hope that they like what I submitted, but I am realistic as well. There is quite a bit of competition there. But I also am hopeful.

Well it’s getting late so I had better get with my other writing goals, so until next time…William out!

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Saturday Evening thougts…

Good evening fellow writers! I hope that your day went well. Mine sure did. I wanted to give congratulations to my fellow writer and friend Leslie A. Borghini A.K.A “The Angel of Horror”. Her book “Angel Heat” just got published on Amazon.com. I bought her book yesterday and I’m looking forward to reading it. She has helped me in the past with some very good writing tips and I’m so happy that she finally got her book published. I know that she has been working very hard on that project.

Speaking of which I have been working very hard on my project as well. I have been updating Character sketches, updating the outline as well using the Storyskeleton app on both my iPhone and Ipad as well. Now I need to create the scenes and put them in the outline and then actually write the scenes. I also did a lot of cutting to the story. Last week I read the story just to see how it did on the pacing and it did very poorly. I know it may be a little soon to do such things but I felt the story simply dragged to much. So I did a lobotomy to it. Now the pace is much better in my opinion.

I have been submitting to Necone E-Books as well. This month the theme is horror Haiku. Su I have been submitting my haiku’s there as well. I have been checking out when the next Cheerios Spoonful of Stories will start. I hope it will start soon. I had fun submitting to that contest and I would like to do it again. Now I an going to go back and keep on writing my sci-fi story. So until next time…William out!

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Good morning…

fellow writers. I hope that your day will be a good one. Yesterday I submitted my short story to Three Minute Fiction. It was fun writing it. I hope that the story does well. Now I will be checking to see when the Cheerios Spoonful of Stories contest will begin. As soon as I find out I will post the start date here.

I will submit to the Short Short Story contest that is being held by Writer’s Digest. The story has to be 1500 words or less. The deadline is May 6th 2013.

I have to tell you guys that it’s nice to see all of your likes and follows here. It does make me feel quite good indeed.
So until next time…William out!

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Good evening fellow writers!

I hope that your evening is going well. Mine sure is. I’m putting the finishing touches on my Three Minute Fiction submission. I hope to submit sometime tomorrow. It has been fun to say the least. Here is the link if you want to submit your story. I also checked to see if there is going to be a Cheerios Spoonful of Stories contest for this year and to my surprise there will be a contest. So I will be checking there when the contest will start. I will post that information here on the blog.

I had the pleasure of attending the Wellington critique group yesterday at the Wellington Library and while I did not read, I learned quite a bit from the others in attendance. It was quite a show and I want to thank Caryn and Lisa for a great time. I marvel at the talent that was present there and I do look forward to reading at the Boca Raton meeting that will be coming up in a couple of weeks. By the way I will be looking forward to Rik Feeney’s presentation about Publishing success at the Boca Raton meeting. That should be awesome.

I have been working on my sci-fi story “A Change in Time” these past few days. Basically doing a little tweaking of the time line so to speak. Mostly though I have been doing the brainstorm thing. I think I finally figured that I am some sort of combination of fly by the seat of my pants writing and outline guru. I like to set the foundation first and then do the writing. At least I have some idea of where I’m going!

One of my goals tonight, other than posting here, will be to update character profiles, finish and submit the Three Minute Fiction story, and to write three poems, any poetry form will do, but I am thinking I will do the haiku form tonight. So I guess I better get cracking! So until next time…William out!

 

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I can’t wait…

For Three Minute Fiction to start tomorrow! Also I made changes to my setting in my Sci-fi story, “A Change in Time”. It should be interesting! Until next time…William put!

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Good evening fellow writers…

I trust that your day went well! Mine sure did! I have been trying to find a book about writing novels for quite some time now. So this week I found a wonderful book by Cathy Yardley named Rock Your Plot:A Simple System For Plotting Your Novel. I tell you what guys, as a writing reference this book is quite good. You can download the book to your Kindle as a digital file, I think it was a couple of bucks for the download. Correct me if I’m wrong.

It gives good information on plot points, goal, motivation, conflict, character sketches, the inciting incident among other things. And the nice thing about this book is that I can develop my “A Change in Time storyline with this book. So I am going to use the book quite a bit regarding my sci-fi novel. I think I have finally found a book that can help me take my novel to the next level.

Tomorrow the Three Minute Fiction contest begins. I can’t wait for that to start. I am looking forward to participating in Round Ten. I will be fun. Tonight is the last night to submit to Necon E-Books 100 word story contest. I almost forgot about that! I received an email from Writer’s Digest regarding the Poetry % Prose Writing Contest One The Judges are Kerry Cohen and Kirkus MacGowen. I may check that out. The first prize is $500 plus publication in Poets and Writers Magazine, Duotrope and Scibophile
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Well I must go on and continue my writing so until next time…William out!

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