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Forum: Non-Fiction 03-28-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By jimr
Thanks for reading Pal—

Thanks for reading Pal—
Forum: Non-Fiction 03-26-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By jimr
Some parts are passive writing. It's good, but is...

Some parts are passive writing. It's good, but is this your "real voice"? I think you may have tried a little too hard to write and lost the power of your core in the process, with the subtly...
Forum: Non-Fiction 03-26-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By jimr
Us too

They have a point, this Me Too movement. Misogyny and male chauvinism have been around so long that we tend to forget how deeply rooted they are. We’ve institutionalized it, with members of congress...
Forum: Publishing 03-22-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By jimr
By the way, John Grisham had to self publish his...

By the way, John Grisham had to self publish his first, A Time to Kill, and the first printing sold 1500 copies.
I thought of another way that may make it easier to get the attention of agents...
Forum: Publishing 03-21-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By jimr
Actually flyingtart, I think the big publishing...

Actually flyingtart, I think the big publishing houses generally require agent representation now, at least that's what I've come to understand. I may be wrong.
Forum: Publishing 03-21-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,504
Posted By jimr
Go for it and let us know. I don't think this...

Go for it and let us know. I don't think this firm is going to make you any money, but I might be wrong.
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-12-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 930
Posted By jimr
This reads like a blog. It seems to lack focus,...

This reads like a blog. It seems to lack focus, and I had little idea what you were talking about. Where would you submit an article like this? Thank you for sharing it.
Forum: Fiction 12-16-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By jimr
Good imagery and characterization and an...

Good imagery and characterization and an enjoyable read.
Forum: Fiction 12-16-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By jimr
Forum: Fiction 11-20-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By jimr
So Anna, you liked it? I think your comment's...

So Anna, you liked it? I think your comment's much better than the piece. Thanx 4 the comments.
Forum: Fiction 11-20-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By jimr
I remember, I was thinking about John Upton (who...

I remember, I was thinking about John Upton (who I can't actually read yet) and I wrote this very inordinate start to something (maybe a novel, maybe a delete). I'm trying to overcome my habit of...
Forum: Fiction 11-07-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By jimr
REAL BASTARD 140 words

REAL BASTARD

We never had any problems, Trinni and me, not even the usual ones, and I guess that’s because we saw things so much the same, but the day I left her with the baby and the beaten...
Forum: Fiction 11-07-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By jimr
ONE SANE MOMENT 240 words

ONE SANE MOMENT

Tween days in September moved slow, pacing themselves with long stretches of blue-charcoal-gray sky and perfectly timed simooms blowing at the tree heads, time ticked like an...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-20-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By jimr
It would be in poor taste to name specific mags,...

It would be in poor taste to name specific mags, I feel. Sorry. But I assure you I have had pure junk appear in non-payers, that I now know was second rate prose.If you are looking for mags, try...
Forum: Writing Markets 04-13-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,233
Posted By jimr
FOREWARNING WRITERS: They want you to pay to...

FOREWARNING WRITERS:
They want you to pay to submit, without any monetary gain possible. I don't pay to audition my work even with a possible paycheck.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-13-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By jimr
The best thing

The best thing I ever done {sic} was to stop submitting to nonpaying markets. I'm sure there are exceptions to this truism, but not for me. I realize now a lot of nonpaying pubs are rife with bad...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-05-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By jimr
Isn't that just crazy?

I had Aurora Wolf and The Flash Fiction Press accept stories two weeks back and then on Thursday Another Realm accepted one, Friday Theme of Absence accepted one, and today The Fifth Dimension took...
Forum: Writing Markets 10-07-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,229
Posted By jimr
reply

The site looks good. A freebee, writers.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 09-08-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,164
Posted By jimr
There is probably no afterlife and the propounded...

There is probably no afterlife and the propounded manifestation of spirits (true or not) probably has nothing to do with human experience. One thing I am certain of is that if there is an afterlife,...
Forum: Writing Markets 09-08-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,855
Posted By jimr
Good luck. Not for me. Writers: this is a gig...

Good luck. Not for me. Writers: this is a gig that charges for submissions.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-14-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,345
Posted By jimr
I did find a dead body last year. White guy was...

I did find a dead body last year. White guy was sunburned or something after being out for a week; had teak-colored flesh.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-12-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,025
Posted By jimr
No, Black Lives Matter was not culpable beyond an...

No, Black Lives Matter was not culpable beyond an indirect connection (that's like saying the emancipation of Negroes was responsible for Jim Crow Laws). Interesting thread, this.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-16-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,345
Posted By jimr
Nacia, I had to withdraw them because I sold them...

Nacia, I had to withdraw them because I sold them to other pubs. Mohican, it's strange because those are the first 2 stories I ever sent to this publisher Encounters Magazine, and they were both...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-13-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,345
Posted By jimr
I'm submitting a 3rd story to Encounters...

I'm submitting a 3rd story to Encounters magazine. The first two I sent them were accepted by other publishers and I had to withdraw them.
Forum: Fiction 06-06-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By jimr
Great imagery. Good plot. Good tone. Thanks for...

Great imagery. Good plot. Good tone. Thanks for sharing this.
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