Interview #49

The forty-nineth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today.  This time I interviewed Simon Rose about writing for younger audiences, his new series, Shadowzone, and capturing ghosts on film.  You can find the interview here!

 

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Interview #48

The forty-eighth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today.  This is also the final interview with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA); this year the event will be on October 30th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  This time I interviewed Gary Barwin about repopulating existing texts, needle miners, and poetic forms writing us.  You can find the interview here!

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Interview #47

The forty-seventh author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today.  This is also the second of three interviews with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA); this year the event will be on October 30th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  This time I interviewed Grace O’Connell about teaching creative writing, editing with Open Book, and writing about a hostage situation.  You can find the interview here!

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Interview #46

The forty-sixth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live a few days ago (I forgot to post about it on here).  This is also the first of three interviews with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA); this year the event will be on October 30th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  This time I interviewed Terry Fallis about his unique writing process, writing about feminist literature, and his circuitous route to writing.  You can find the interview here!

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Interview #45

The forty-fifth interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today! This time I interviewed author Lorraine Reguly about her new non-fiction book, and how she got involved in copywriting. You can find the interview here!

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Short Story Submitted!

I submitted the short story I was working on last week today!  😀

It took me a bit longer to edit than I had thought. More than anything, I had a hard time finding the time to actually sit down and edit (I was exhausted all week for reasons unknown). But thankfully I managed to sit down, edit it, and submit it today.

The market I submitted it to says they try to respond within one month of receiving a submission.  So I’ll report back once I hear something. 🙂

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Holy Crap, I’m Actually Writing a Short Story!

One of my goals for the year was to write four polished short stories.  To work towards that goal, I signed myself up for Duotrope a few months ago (I subscribed to them years ago, but ended up unsubscribed because they stopped accepting Paypal).  My goal this time was to keep an eye out for markets that sounded interesting (and hopefully ACTUALLY submit something somewhere).  I found a few markets that seemed to fit the bill at the beginning of the month.  Well, the month is almost over, and yesterday I realized I had done no short story writing at all!  So I took another look at the markets I was planning to write for, chose one, and wrote about 100 words of a story yesterday.  They were crappy words, but they were words all the same.

Today I sat down and thought a bit more about the story (specifically the characters, but also the setting – this is not set in one of the worlds I built).  Once that was done, I set to work revising the bit I had already written.  Draft 2 is now over 700 words long, with things (obviously) fleshed out a lot better in this draft.  I doubt it’s going to get much longer, so I’ll be editing and revising it over the next few days before hopefully submitting it by the end of the week.  Wish me luck!  🙂

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