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Literary Fiction Writers

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How Can We Make Our Group More Useful?

Started by Christine Christman. Last reply by sara selznick Nov 5, 2013. 13 Replies

Hello all Literary Fiction Writers!I started this group a couple of years ago and then dropped off the map when some family issues required my attention.  I am amazed to see the growth of that group…Continue

What's new with your writing With your Literary Fiction?

Started by sara selznick Oct 28, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi, Gang. I realized I should have started a new discussion for this. There has not been a lot of traffic in this group of late, a shame, because literary writers are an odd and intriguing lot. I'd…Continue

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Writer Advice's 8th Flash Prose Contest

Started by B. Lynn Goodwin Feb 2, 2013. 0 Replies

Because writers need opportunities:WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us with your prose. Finalists receive…Continue

Tags: prose, short, mini-memoir, fiction, flash

Living Away From Your Target Audience

Started by Jacqueline Malcolm Dec 13, 2012. 0 Replies

Any good tips out there? I'm a Brit now living in Syros, Greece which is great. I've also just signed a 3-book publishing contract for my trilogy of books called SLAVE: The Trilogy - which, of…Continue

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Comment by Elana Christiansen on April 8, 2014 at 1:33pm

Hey all, I'm aware that writers aren't often great at creating their own websites. They often have no idea where to start! So I wanted to share this resource. It's not inexpensive, but a really good class on how to build your own website using Wordpress:

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I've taken it and it's easy to follow.

Take good care!

Elana

Comment by B. Lynn Goodwin on February 16, 2014 at 12:04am

WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us. Finalists receive responses from all judges. First prize is $200. Submit to the 9th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by April 18, 2014. Complete details at www.writeradvice.com. Questions? Please ask. =)

 

Comment by Denise Long on February 15, 2014 at 8:39pm

Anybody looking to become a better self-editor?

Those of you in the midst of the arduous process of editing your most recent project and feeling a little overwhelmed or lost should check out this Self-Editing course I am teaching through WOW! Women on Writing.

It begins February 24, and spots are still available! http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/classroom/DeniseLong_TipsToolsSel...

Comment by April Katko on January 11, 2014 at 8:55am

Do you accept works to read here that are unpublished?

Comment by sara selznick on November 19, 2013 at 5:36pm

Hey, Deborah, can you post this also on V. 2.0? I know they'd love to read it. 

Well, I have long chapters, organized by theme, but shorter sections within them. And there you go. 

Comment by Alonna Shaw on November 19, 2013 at 12:47pm

Debrorah J. Brasket, thanks for the interesting article suggestion. I agree, breaking up long chapters can be a pace saver.

Comment by Deborah J. Brasket on November 19, 2013 at 11:22am

I found this interesting article today about what literary writers can learn from commercial fiction.  Worth a read.  I liked especially his point about every good story being a mystery--not a who-done-it necessarily, but creating a situation in which the reader is compelled to keep reading to find out what happens next, or what it's all about, or where it is all leading.  The point about shorter chapters is well worth noting too.

http://grubdaily.org/five-things-every-literary-writer-can-learn-fr...

Comment by J. Dylan Yates on November 4, 2013 at 12:00pm

Hi Sara, Deborah, Elisabeth. Best way to reach me is my FB page. I am on every day, as this is how I talk with my son, who is up in Victoria, BC. www.facebook.com/jdylanyates

Comment by sara selznick on November 3, 2013 at 12:55pm

Dylan and Deborah, I am not posting writing. I have this very lit fic (but accessible) novel that I hope to mainstream publish.

But I'd love to exchange possible short stories. Shoot me email addresses. Maybe we can just make a circle via email and ccing people. 

Comment by Deborah J. Brasket on November 1, 2013 at 12:50pm

Thank you for the welcome Sara and Dylan.  A back channel might be a good idea. I've been sending stories to some of the major literary journals--no luck there so far--and to some lesser known interesting online journals, where I have found success.  I agonize on whether to hold out for the more prestigious journals, or go midlist, or even hit the hungrier newer journals,  just to  get the story out there, wherever it can find an appreciate reader.

 

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