Supporting a New Writer: Connecting

Effie Seiberg: Depending on what kind of writing you’re doing, and where you are geographically, there are a number of ways to find kindred spirits. Conventions: Whether conventions or conferences, I found these to be an invaluable resource for meeting … Continue reading

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Don’t Crush That Writer (Hand Me the Duct Tape) – Three
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Last time I talked about some of the responsibilities the members of a critique group or writers’ workshop had to the writer whose work they were critiquing. This time, I’d like to address the responsibilities of the writer, which go … Continue reading

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Don’t Crush That Writer! (Hand Me the Duct Tape) – One
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At a recent science fiction convention, I was on a panel about critique groups. We started by sharing horror stories. I had the singular honor of having the most horrific in the room. I once mentored a group of writers … Continue reading

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Writing Groups and Writers, a Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

by Sherwood Smith That was the provocative topic for a panel recently. The description went like this: Many consider critiques from their writers’ group a valuable part of their submission process. Others tend to believe that writers’ groups tend to … Continue reading

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It seemed like a good idea at the time: The Slushpile Smackdown

As someone who spent many years filling slushpiles and was, indeed, discovered in one, I like to keep abreast of slushpile innovations. One such innovation is slushpile self-selection. The traditional method of sifting slush is in-house – a job usually … Continue reading

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