Silence of Dejection

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Explanation of My Silence

A sudden gust carries the dandelion’s seed far beyond what the eye can see. But, the life of that miniscule seed doesn’t merely end or disappear. It doesn’t cease to exist or float into the abyss of nothingness. The seed has embarked on a journey forced upon it by elements of a greater power. The choice was beyond its diminutive life, but it was made nonetheless. A time will come during its aerial odyssey when it collides with a future that wasn’t planned, in a place both foreign and dangerous. That now meaningless embryo knows change is imminent and that change could mean disease or death. Yet, it instinctively understands that if it’s roots grasp the essence of vitality strong enough, it will signify life and survival. Today, the dandelion seed is alone, lost, and fighting for purpose. But, next year, with strength and perseverance, it will become a thriving plant possessing extraordinary beauty and vigor. Continue reading “Silence of Dejection”

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Plotting a Short Story

Plotting a Short Story

Hello folks,

I’m preparing to rework the first draft of my newest short story and I’ve decided to try something a little different. I’m going to use a loose plot structure on my story. This is new to me because I’ve never used a set plotting structure or formula for a short story. It’s not needed, but when I saw this one I decided it actually makes sense, so I’ll give it a go. Below is a screenshot of the basic idea so you can try it too, if you want. Continue reading “Plotting a Short Story”

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The true no-bull guide to selling and publishing short stories.

Skip the online researching and piles of books. This guide increases your chances of being accepted and gaining a contract instead of the dreaded rejection.

Short Story Pro Market 2017 is the best resource you’ll find to get your short stories and short form literature published. This completely new guide offers over 150 listings of professional paying publishers. Each listing includes the type of publisher, contact information, submission guidelines, pay rate, and other essential information and tips. The information inside contains EVERYTHING needed to submit your work properly and accurately.

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•U.S. publishers as well as English-speaking publishers outside the U.S.
•Which rights the publisher requests.
•A brief history of the short story.
•Which publishers require a proposal letter, query letter, cover letter or none.
•Which publishers also accept flash fiction, articles, poetry, pictures, reviews or long form literature.
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Short Story Pro Market: Publishing Guide for Short Stories

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About the Book

Title: Short Story Pro Market 2017

Author: TC Michael

Genre: Nonfiction Reference / Guidebook

Short Story Pro Market is a reference book created to assist you in the publication process of your short stories. It will help guide you in finding a publisher by providing you with the necessary information needed. There are over 150 publishers listed inside. Think of this book as a “tool”, one you can constantly look back on with any questions you may have. This book is designed to provide as detailed information about each publisher as possible, as long as the information is necessary in submitting to a given publisher.

As indicated by the title, this book contains ONLY professional paying markets, which have been verified by their websites and other online information.

Short Story Pro Market provides authors a huge head start in finding a publisher by helping you avoid agonizing…

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