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  • The Only Bad Sale Is The One You Didn't Make

    The Only Bad Sale Is The One You Didn't Make
    by D.G. McLean (from The Market List #7)
     
    Some writers, especially newer writers, give up on any story that doesn't sell to a Pro market. After it's made the rounds and generated nothing better than...
  • New Kid On The Block

    New Kid On The Block (Odyssey: The Fantasy Writing Workshop)
    by Lea C. Braff (from The Market List Web)
     
    To begin at the end, here's what happened to me on the day I left Manchester, New Hampshire after the 1998 Odyssey Writing Workshop.
    As I...
  • A Little Writing Music

    A Little Writing Music
    by Kathy Edwards (from The Market List #5)
     
    Stuck? Don't just sit there watching the dust motes sparkle in the sunshine. If you are feeling mind dead, add music to your writing. Music is wonderful for putting life back i...
  • Keeping 'em on the Street

    Keeping 'em on the Street
    by Terry Hickman (from The Market List #9)
     
    Are you an "A", or a "B":
    A: A story comes back, and you rip it out of the manila envelope and toss it on one of the piles on your "writing desk," among the grocery coupon ...
  • The Job Interview

    The Job Interview by Patrick J. Swenson from The Market List archive
  • Guidelines? Who Needs Guidelines?

    Guidelines? Who Needs Guidelines?
    (from The Market List #3)
     
    Hemingway would beg to be your pupil if he were able to read your newest masterpiece of short fiction. It's brilliant, captivating, full of incredibly witty dialogue, and characters ...
  • Editors, Writers, and Petunias ( In the Small Press )

    Editors, Writers, and Petunias (In the Small Press) by Shauna Skye (from The Market List #4)
     
    I'm amazed at people with green thumbs. They get on their hands and knees, dig in the dirt, sweat, and expend energy--and all for a bunch of "dumb" fl...
  • How I spent my summer vacation, Or:

    How I spent my summer vacation, Or: Six weeks without sleep in the wilds of Seattle (Clarion West '98) by Diana Rowland (from The Market List Web)
     
    I never thought I'd be the type to go through a writer's workshop. When I first heard of Clarion...
  • Dispelling the Clarion Myth

    Dispelling the Clarion Myth by Kurtis N. Roth (from The Market List #8)
     
    We all want the Magic Key. Whether we admit it or not, whether we know it or not. Somewhere deep down, at one time or another, we wish desperately for the Key--or for the ...
  • On Both Sides of the Slush Pile

    On Both Sides of the Slush Pile by Gail Hayden (from The Market List #6)
     
    ... Finally, this is better, that one do
    His own task as he may, even though he fail,...  more