Posts Tagged ‘blog’

I changed my homepage today from Google blog reader to my email account. Not because I get a lot of email, but because I have well over 1,000 blog posts that I’ve neglected – and have zero intention of ever reading. I started off strong, and there were many posts that I enjoyed reading along the way, but there was also something deceptively misleading about it all. Bloggers are too friendly, too supportive, too willing to devote their precious time to helping others like themselves.

How is this a problem? (more…)


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I haven’t been devoting much time to the blog lately due to the final developmental stages on the book. But this I had to share:

Dear Mark,

Thank you for your query, and I apologize for the delay in response.  I have reviewed the work, and decided to pass at this time.  I wish you the best of luck, and success in the publishing world. (more…)

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I won’t be adding a ‘real’ post until tomorrow, but for right now I would like to steal a moment to say thank you. Thank you for visiting my site, checking out my posts, and sharing your thoughts. Although I’ve only just started blogging, the sense of community here has truly become an unanticipated highlight in my daily routine. I tend to criticize social networking sites (such as facebook/myspace) for replacing genuine friendship with stripped down attention deficit correspondence – and while I still think that to be the case, I didn’t expect to find this level of support anywhere else on the web. Simply put, after a long, stressful day, coming home to engaging comments and a satisfying ‘hit count’ puts a smile on this writer’s face. So again, thank you – and keep on writing!

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“It doesn’t matter how good your writing is, if it isn’t formatted properly, no one will give it the time of day.”

I’ll never forget the day those words were spoken to me. They were my introduction into what ultimately became a frightening foreshadowing of the future of fiction. “Learn the art of writing,” my creative writing professor insisted, “and success will surely follow.” The art, as it turned out, was a model painstakingly deconstructed into universal archetypes, familiar themes, conventional plots, etc., by a handful of books on writing.

I was never more offended. (more…)

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