Blog entries by eliza490

  1. I wrote a flash fiction piece for an anthology from Pill Hill Press. It's called Undead Diner and is going to be in the calendar Daily Bites of Flesh. I can't wait to see it! I didn't get paid for it or anything and it's a small piece, but as you can understand it's still very exciting! ~Eliza
  2. I've been looking for ways to become more productive with my time. I started by getting organized. That was a big help, although I will soon need to start organizing again because it is difficult for me to stay organized for very long. Then I thought about setting up a schedule, where I work from this time to this time each day. That fell apart fast. That kind of schedule just doesn't work for...
  3. I haven't been on this forum in a while. To be honest, not much has happened in the meantime. I am still on my journey to publication for my book. I kept reading and rereading and all I could think to myself was "Who would want to read this? It's boring!" The writing just wasn't good. Things didn't flow very well and I realized that I wasn't really explaining my arguments and positions very...
  4. One of the most frustrating things I've experienced in my journey as a writer is getting contradicting advice from people. Someone tells me how to handle a certain situation and I think I'm good to go. Then, suddenly, someone else tells me something totally different. Here are some examples. -"You always have to send a query letter before submitting a short story or article" It actually...
  5. Since I'm in the process of revising my book and putting together my book proposal, I recently rented Nonfiction Book Proposals Anyone Can Write[I] and [I]The Art of the Book Proposal from my local library. I haven't actually done much in terms of the book proposal itself yet because I'm focusing on revisions right now. Anyway, in The Art of the book Proposal the author lists several exercises...