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mhaynes
12-20-2011, 07:51 AM
As sort of an offshoot from the blog chain which we've been doing this month I wrote a detailed post on my blog today called "The Life of a Story: Idea to Publication (http://michael-haynes.blogspot.com/2011/12/life-of-story-idea-to-publication.html)." As the title suggests, it describes my own process/suggestions for taking a story through its lifecycle. A lot of this will be familiar ground for people in this forum, but I am hoping that there are some people who will find it useful and also that there may be helpful comments from veteran write/submit people.

I spoke with Izz and it was suggested to me that a thread for posting short fiction and Write 1/Sub 1 related blog posts could be started. This would be a place where we could let each other know about blog posts which we think would be on-topic to the forum.

alexshvartsman
12-20-2011, 10:11 AM
This is an excellent idea.

Izz
01-04-2012, 03:55 PM
Things (http://www.samuelmae.info/engineroom/2012/01/04/things/)--where i waffle about W1S1, 2011, vacation, the novel i'm about to start, Comets and Criminals, and Facebook.

alexshvartsman
01-18-2012, 07:30 AM
I just wrote a very long rant about a guy who decided to punk some editors/slush readers by submitting an excerpt from W. Faulkner and then flaunting the rejections.

http://alexshvartsman.com/2012/01/17/rejecting-faulkner/

alexshvartsman
01-21-2012, 04:50 AM
A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog post vehemently disagreeing with one GD McFetridge who plagiarized authors and pranked editors in order to make the point about the literary magazines being corrupt and not recognizing talent (especially his talent). Original post was here:

http://alexshvartsman.com/2012/01/17/rejecting-faulkner/

Today, McFetridge showed up on my blog, writing a response reminiscent of what might be found on the flame boards. I thought about taking the high road. I really did. Instead, I wrote something that will hopefully make you chuckle. Check it out!

http://alexshvartsman.com/2012/01/20/from-the-desk-of-mr-mcfetridge/

All I'm saying is, if you begin a rant with "Do you know who I am" type of statement, you better be the Juggernaut, or I'm not impressed.

And if someone figures out who the mysterious "FJ" is that I'm supposed to be a minion of, please tell me?

Aggy B.
01-22-2012, 09:22 PM
Every couple weeks or so I talk about elements of writing. This week it was Conflict. (http://wordimonki.blogspot.com/2012/01/basics-conflict.html)

Aggy, always ready to pimp her blog(s)

Izz
02-01-2012, 10:44 AM
January Wrap (http://bit.ly/xuYjX7)--it is as it sounds (but not a piece of clothing): a wrap of January's writing and editing activities.

mhaynes
02-09-2012, 04:14 PM
My interview with D. Thomas Minton (http://michael-haynes.blogspot.com/2012/02/d-thomas-minton-interview.html) (who had a story in a recent issue of Asimov's Science Fiction) is up on my blog. It focuses heavily on short fiction writing.

Of possible extra interest is that Mr. Minton has offered to take questions from readers of the interview. So, if there's something you'd like to ask him, hop on over and add a comment.

Thanks!

alexshvartsman
02-24-2012, 07:39 PM
Jake Kerr wrote a very interesting article on getting the most out of critiques, and he kindly allowed me to share it on my blog:

http://alexshvartsman.com/2012/02/24/jake-kerrs-eleven-rules-on-how-to-get-great-critiques/

Izz
02-27-2012, 01:09 PM
February Wrap (http://www.samuelmae.info/engineroom/2012/02/27/oh-hello-blog/).

Kim Krodel
03-22-2012, 07:12 AM
http://kimkrodel.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/writing-for-the-love-of-pete/

Blog on "For the Love" payment and whether writing is work.

mhaynes
04-10-2012, 08:13 AM
Of possible interest... Towards the end of today's post (Following Heinlein's Rules for Writers (http://michael-haynes.blogspot.com/2012/04/following-heinleins-rules-for-writers.html)) I tout Write 1/Sub 1 as being a good way to help yourself follow said "Rules."

kd1984
04-10-2012, 08:37 AM
Of possible interest... Towards the end of today's post (Following Heinlein's Rules for Writers (http://michael-haynes.blogspot.com/2012/04/following-heinleins-rules-for-writers.html)) I tout Write 1/Sub 1 as being a good way to help yourself follow said "Rules."

Love it!

defcon6000
04-20-2012, 04:11 PM
I couldn't sleep and my brain doesn't want to work on my story, so instead I wrote a blog post (http://defconcanwrite.blogspot.com/2012/04/critiques-on-published-works.html) pertaining to our little discussion over critiquing published works--it's sort of W1S1 related, right?

mhaynes
05-10-2012, 08:07 PM
I wrote up a blog post today about something I've started doing recently to document submission research in the hopes of decreasing my overall time spent making story submissions.

Using Index Cards to Plan Short Fiction Submissions (http://michael-haynes.blogspot.com/2012/05/using-index-cards-to-plan-short-fiction.html)

Izz
05-15-2012, 07:38 AM
The first post in a new blog series, where i'll be examining brand new spec fic markets, many of which may be of interest to us doing W1S1: New Markets--Jukebox Serials and Specutopia (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-hP).

(disclaimer: the market views put forward here are entirely mine and entirely subjective)

Izz
05-19-2012, 07:53 AM
First installment of my second new blog series: Markets for the More Discerning Submitter (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-ic), where i look at existing token and semi-pro markets i particularly like, and why. Today i talk about Kaleidotrope.

Sai
05-19-2012, 05:58 PM
First installment of my second new blog series: Markets for the More Discerning Submitter (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-ic), where i look at existing token and semi-pro markets i particularly like, and why. Today i talk about Kaleidotrope.

Ohh, I like the sound of that! Nice looking blog too.

Pemako
05-20-2012, 07:44 AM
First installment of my second new blog series: Markets for the More Discerning Submitter (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-ic), where i look at existing token and semi-pro markets i particularly like, and why. Today i talk about Kaleidotrope.

Wonderful idea, Izz. Thanks so much! I've never submitted to Kaleidotrope, and now I feel inspired to do so. Always great to discover a new market ...

Izz
05-20-2012, 09:12 AM
Thanks, Sai and Pemako. Glad you're liking the posts :)

Izz
05-24-2012, 12:45 PM
Time for another installment (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-ia) of New Markets--today i look at newbies Plasma Frequency and Scifia.

Izz
06-04-2012, 05:02 PM
Brief post on a submissions call for a cyberpunk-themed anthology from an independent UK press: Crime Net (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-iL).

I have mixed feelings about this one.

Izz
06-14-2012, 02:04 PM
New edition of New Markets (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-jS)--looking at Interstellar Fiction and Spellbound Magazine.

alexshvartsman
06-20-2012, 05:34 PM
My guest-post on Penumbra's blog is live today. It's called "Get The Most Out of Beta Reader Feedback." It's about cabbage farming.

http://alexshvartsman.com/2012/06/20/vp-and-guest-blog-post/

Aggy B.
07-03-2012, 08:34 PM
Another "Lessons Learned" post: Lessons Learned Making Sweet Pickle Relish (http://agcarpenter.blogspot.com/2012/07/lessons-learned-making-sweet-pickle.html)

Izz
07-13-2012, 11:26 AM
Another installment of New Markets (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-ll), looking at token paying venues Obsidian River, and The Again.

Izz
07-18-2012, 12:40 PM
New Markets (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-lW) post, focusing on brand new zine, Pinball.

Izz
08-04-2012, 03:25 PM
New Markets (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-np), focusing on Crowded Magazine, and TM Magazine.

Izz
08-09-2012, 05:40 AM
The first post in a mini blog series all about words that relate to writing, starting with P. Today: Projects (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-jK). Come tell me how you approach your writing projects :)

Izz
08-16-2012, 06:19 AM
Next post in the P mini-series: Programs (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-na)--looking at the programs/apps i use to help keep me productive and efficient as a writer. Come tell me which ones you use :)

Izz
08-23-2012, 05:54 AM
Third P-series post: Progress (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-n8). A look at my writing progress over the last few years (spoiler: W1S1 gets a mention). Come tell me how you've progressed! :)

Aggy B.
08-30-2012, 02:20 AM
Persistence (http://agcarpenter.blogspot.com/2012/08/persistence.html): a brief look at what it took to find a home for "In the Cool of the Day".

(I know there are plenty of folks on here who have spent more time and tried more markets before selling a particular story. But this is the oldest story I had in circulation and one of my "most submitted". I felt I should point out that even for those of us who have made sales it isn't always easy.)

Izz
08-30-2012, 02:54 AM
Pointers, Part I (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-nn). Some writing tips and pointers that work for me and might work for you, too. This is the first part of what will probably be three parts.

Izz
09-06-2012, 05:45 AM
Pointers, Part II (http://wp.me/p1EsM3-pZ).

Izz
09-13-2012, 06:11 AM
Pointers, Part III (http://www.samuelmae.info/engineroom/2012/09/13/pointers-part-iii/). I've finished with P. Pop by and tell me which letter i should do next :)

defcon6000
09-13-2012, 06:59 AM
Pointers, Part III (http://www.samuelmae.info/engineroom/2012/09/13/pointers-part-iii/). I've finished with P. Pop by and tell me which letter i should do next :)
X, Q, or Z. They're terribly underrated. :tongue

Izz
09-13-2012, 08:06 AM
X, Q, or Z. They're terribly underrated. :tongueHeh. If you nominate one of those letters in the comments i'll have to consider it (and if no-one else nominates anything, i'll have to use it :D).

Aggy B.
12-05-2012, 11:43 PM
This is related more to the Novel side of W1S1, but it grows out of the short story side.

Fear (http://agcarpenter.blogspot.com/2012/12/fear.html)

alexshvartsman
02-07-2013, 06:40 AM
Please read and help spread the word about this:

http://alexshvartsman.com/2013/02/06/hijacking-the-space-marines/

squeaky pram
02-07-2013, 04:04 PM
Hey, Aggy. I just read your "persistence" post. Thank you for the boost! Much needed.

Izz, loved your pointers. I clicked on the links a bit worried that I'd be faced with another set of the usual rules... "show, don't tell" and the like. As a rule (no pun intended!), I hate -- or at least mistrust -- the "rules". Many thanks for addressing the important stuff!

squeaky pram
02-07-2013, 04:21 PM
Please read and help spread the word about this:

http://alexshvartsman.com/2013/02/06/hijacking-the-space-marines/

Alex, a friend of mine wrote a great book on the absurdities of copyright law called "Freedom of Expression". In fact, he trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression" and then, in order to show how nuts it is that anyone could "own" the rights to language, initiated a lawsuit against AT&T for using the phrase in their advertisements. Smart guy.

alexshvartsman
02-07-2013, 05:14 PM
Alex, a friend of mine wrote a great book on the absurdities of copyright law called "Freedom of Expression". In fact, he trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression" and then, in order to show how nuts it is that anyone could "own" the rights to language, initiated a lawsuit against AT&T for using the phrase in their advertisements. Smart guy.

The intellectual property system is way, way broken. Fortunately, as I point out in the blog post, companies do care about their public image. Given how many influential people are now talking about this case (it's been everywhere in the last 24 hours) I hope GW will decide to back off and fight another day.

squeaky pram
02-07-2013, 05:25 PM
The intellectual property system is way, way broken. Fortunately, as I point out in the blog post, companies do care about their public image. Given how many influential people are now talking about this case (it's been everywhere in the last 24 hours) I hope GW will decide to back off and fight another day.

Yup. Or better yet, stop fighting altogether. :)

In case you're interested, here's the wikipedia page about my friend's book and his media pranks (Mods, I'll delete if it's against AW rules to paste the link):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Expression_(McLeod_book)

Eliza C
02-07-2013, 07:48 PM
The intellectual property system is way, way broken. Fortunately, as I point out in the blog post, companies do care about their public image. Given how many influential people are now talking about this case (it's been everywhere in the last 24 hours) I hope GW will decide to back off and fight another day.

Yes, word is getting out. I saw it posted in the Critters newsletter just before seeing it posted here. You would think if there's a big enough backlash, that they would care about their image (or sales, at least). Maybe someone with more money and time than me should find a character or phrase they use that's been used previously (I'm sure they're not THAT original) and demand they remove their game. What they're doing could set a horrible precedent! I can't believe they were able to get that book taken down, especially - as you pointed out - the term far predates the game! Unbelievable.

Izz
11-13-2013, 04:37 AM
*bumppppppppppp*

Today, i interviewed the character who will be starring in most of my upcoming short fiction. It was fun :D

Jazz Heely (http://www.samuelmae.info/engineroom/2013/11/13/interview-with-a-character-jazz-heely/)