Wednesday, October 19, 2016

writing opportunity: funny short stories 250 to 500 words

Have you written a funny short story of 250 to 500 words? Or can you write one? Or can you write a funny monologue that length? You may want to check out this website: .

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

want more reviews for your Christian book?

Have you had a Christian book published? Would you like to get more reviews for it? You might investigate the free service described at this website: . I don’t know anything about it but it sounds interesting.

poetry contest for people of faith, especially Catholics

Poetry contest for people of faith, especially Catholics: . Deadline is Nov 1.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

smiling speakers at Penticton writers festival April 2017

Hey, I’m in the smiling-speaker lineup for the Okanagan Valley Writers Festival in Penticton, BC, April 9-7, 2017: . I’m slated to give 3 workshops:

-Catching Readers’ Attention: Hooks and Bait

-Fiction Flaws: Find Them, Fix Them

-Fictionalizing Real Life

Please pass this info on to folks who may be interested.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

determining & working toward authorship goals

So you want to be an author. Why? What are your authorship goals? How can you work toward them? Good article here: .


Sunday, October 9, 2016

opportunities for writers: Spirit Fire & Indiana Voice

Spirit Fire Review is a magazine open to Christian poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and music, especially works celebrating the Holy Spirit:


Its sister publication, Indiana Voice Journal, is open to general works of various types: poetry, fiction, etc. These works don’t need to be specifically Christian:


Thursday, October 6, 2016

why we must not let newspapers die ....

This is funny, also contains useful lessons on how not to write.


On 5 October 2016 at 20:55, dennis drobot <> wrote:



subject: Why we must not let newspapers die ....


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