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The Write Life October 15, 2011

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I’m editing a young adult novel for another author, working full-time on a yearlong assignment for the state I live in, and preparing a series of articles on a local mission and its founder. Like most writers, I find I can’t support myself solely on book sales, so I do a wide variety of jobs:  freelancing nonfiction articles for magazines and newspapers, writing short stories and books, copy editing and proofreading for corporations, editing the work of other writers, speaking at schools and conferences, and, sometimes, working an 8-to-5 job besides. That’s the write life!


Writing for Anthologies October 8, 2011

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I recently sold another story to an anthology. Revell Publishing bought the story for a 2012 book planned for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). This makes 17 anthologies I’ve sold stories to.

I like writing for anthologies because it’s a relatively quick and easy way to publication. I have a goal to fill at least one shelf in my home library with my own books. Anthologies help.

When I first started writing for anthologies,  I made the mistake of thinking that since the stories were personal, they should be the type that might appear in True Confessions magazine. But what most publishers of anthologies want is stories that are uplifting for a broad spectrum of people, not overly personal. Once I paid more attention to the types of stories that were selling, I started selling too.