A particular dream of mine, to read thousands of words per minute, breeze through the mounds of books I want to read. I could – if I didn’t care for knowing what the books said. The explanation is in the video. Read More
This is the most important writing and craft related article you will ever read. Allow me to quote from it:
So I change my students’ mindset to a reader/editor mindset. How do I do it? By giving them only three valid responses to something they’ve read:
- I liked what I read.
- I quit on page [insert number here].
- I liked what I read and I would have bought this.
M*A*S*H. The 1970’s sitcom staring a field hospital in the Korean war. Booze, blood, and bullets to bite. And a surprising amount of wisdom coming out of the MASH writer’s room. Like this. Read More
Apex managing editor Leslie Conner gives the basics of submitting to short story markets, including all the jargon. If you’re the least bit unsure about how to submit, or what, this is the thing to read. Read More