What’s on My Bookshelf? | Book Recommendations

I recently was shuffling around my bookshelf, updating the books based on my current reading interests. I thought it may be interesting to share, perhaps recommend, and pass along these books!

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Stop Saying These Things to Writers | Writing Pet Peeves

We’ve all got those things that people do or say that really annoys us, but we just grin and bear it. And when it comes to writing, all writers have their specific peeves. Here are some of mine.

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What to do when motivation is low? Revise anyway.

Progress on my manuscript revision is slow. I’ve got a billion things I can do instead of revise. And even when I make time to revise, distractions abound. Even staring blanking, retreating into my mind is a welcome distraction.

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How to Submit Your Writing

Trying to navigate submitting your writing can be wildly overwhelming. What should your cover letter look like? How should you format your writing? What technicalities are you overlooking? What if you don’t get a reply from the journal? How do you even track all the submissions?

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Content Incoming!

Hi, all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted–life got busy. But now, life should be less busy enough for me to bump my blogging up higher on my priority list.

What’s coming?

My plan/hope is to do weekly posts for the next while. These may range from longer form content to shorter posts, maybe some art, and perhaps writing project insights/updates along the way.

One thing I will be doing to give myself a little more freedom and breathing room is not as carefully proofreading my posts (if at all), so if there are errors, please forgive them. I’ll be saving my proofreading efforts for my other writing–like my creative projects.

Speaking of which, I’ve got a few creative projects coming down the pipeline. I’ve got two speculative short stories in the works and a longer manuscript that I’ll be working on–through they each are at different stages (but all are completely drafted).

That’s all for now, though!

Thanks for reading!

~Alex

Free Poetry | Check out my new poem!

A few weeks ago, I mentioned I was going to be published in Rune Bear magazine. And now, the poem is published and out there in the world for you to read (for free)!

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Free Poetry | I’m Being Published!

FANTASTIC NEWS! Last week I heard back on one of my submissions. And after a few edits, I’m pleased to say that I have a poem coming out in Rune Bear’s weekly series on September 17th!

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