Category Archives: publication

The bubble bursts

The events of this week have reinforced that writing is an individual activity. Basking in the acceptance of my first article, I was eager to share my joy with family. I was greeted by waves of apathy. My wife was … Continue reading

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After seven years of rejection and frustration, I’ve finally reached the holy grail of unpublished writers. Later this year I will finally see my name in print. I’ve crossed the enigmatic barrier from aspiring writer to legitimated contributor. The object … Continue reading

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Shock and horror

Now that I’m a member of a writer’s guild, I figured it was time to submit my first Rembrandt story to their scrutiny. I realize it’s arrogance, but I assumed my story is better than it actually is. The first … Continue reading

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A new member of a writer’s guild

I took the plunge and joined a writer’s guild. I’m still figuring things out, but already I sense that this was a good idea. Still, my personal goal is publication. Here’s hoping.

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To guild or not to guild

Still stinging from my last rejection, I’ve started reconsidering my publication strategy. Assuming I have the ability, an assumption which may change depending on the day, I’m thinking about joining a writer’s guild. There is a cost to join. That … Continue reading

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What is interesting?

Today I watched five minutes of Larry King on CNN. I rarely ever watch him. Tonight Larry was away and the host from “American Idol” was his replacement. The guests were the two finalists and one of the judges from … Continue reading

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Two kinds of people. Two kinds of writing?

I once read that there are two kinds of people in the world. There are those that think there are two kinds of people in the world and there are those that don’t. In my pursuit of the elusive publication, … Continue reading

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