Rejection is every writer’s fear. It is painful and hard on the ego when you receive a form letter thanking you for submitting your story, says the story is not right for us, and good luck in finding a home for your manuscript elsewhere. Even worse are the journals that never reply. According to theContinue reading “REJECTION: A View From The Trenches”
My fascination with Fanny’s story began during my research about the night of President Lincoln’s assassination. Frances “Fanny” Adeline Seward was born on December 9, 1844. She was the fourth child and only surviving daughter of William H. and Frances Adeline Miller Seward. Her father was one of the intended victims of John Wilkes BoothContinue reading “A Little History On the Side – Fanny Seward”
But wait. What year is it? 2020 turning into 2021, 5781? 1442? 2563? And why is January 1st the start of a new year? What makes January 1st the start of a new year other than tradition and how long has that tradition been going on? For most of my life I have been eitherContinue reading “Happy New Year!”
Astronomers use the term conjunction when two objects appear to meet in the night sky. The great conjunction is when the two biggest planets of our solar system, Jupiter, and Saturn, the second biggest with its famous rings, meet and form a “double planet” as seen from Earth. Obviously, this is an optical illusion becauseContinue reading “The Great Conjunction of 2020”
In writing my novel RED FAÇADE-Secrets Within, about an American living in China, she learns three neighborhood children are missing. She risks her marriage and life to rescue victims caught in a horrifying human trafficking syndicate. I faced many questions. Who is my protagonist? How many secondary characters? How do I present them to readersContinue reading “December 7th, The Beginning.”
Hi, my name is Anica and I am writing this blog on behalf of my writing alter ego Ferguson Williams. Ferguson Williams is a really dope writer if I do say so myself. Her work has appeared in a number of publications including Azure: A Journal of Literary Thought and Five:2:One Magazine. Her writing isContinue reading “Something to Think About During the Commercial Breaks”
I moved to Rhode Island in the early seventies and had pieces published in each of the three Providence literary journals. “Anyart” wanted me to follow up their publication with my thoughts about writing. By this time, I was rather full of myself—the piece about my writing the icing on the cake. I just spoutedContinue reading “The Ego of a Beginning Writer: How Not to Interview Yourself”
A year ago, I bet you thought zoom meant something traveling or moving very quickly; but that has all changed. Today we zoom meetings, classes, dinners, weddings, and even memorial services. Over the past seven months, we have been dragged into the world of video conferencing. Some of us have jumped in joyfully; others haveContinue reading “Do You Zoom?”
Readers often wonder where the idea for a book originates. For me, the inspiration for Princess to Prioress began decades ago on the campus of a small Midwestern college. The December of my sophomore year, there was a campus-wide computer dating event. Questionnaires were filled out, matches made, and events were held all over campusContinue reading “How Did You Come Up With That Idea?”
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