Archive for September, 2019

HELPING WRITERS

This world, this country, unfortunately has provide endless material for writers of fiction and nonfiction sorry, but I cannot help but think and express my thoughts. I know this blog is meant to aid writers in their journey to publication. At the same time, we writers must address the world.

In the future I will address these sites with details and how they can help

your writing experiences.

 

WRITER’S WEBSITES

 

MARKETS

Duotrope

A powerful tool for finding publishers for nonfiction, fiction and poetry.

Also lists markets for visual arts. Their latest added category is agents. Costs $50 for a year’s membership.

https://duotrope.com/about/?ref=gaw&kw=duotrope

Ralan

Has markets for speculative fiction, science fiction.

https://www.ralan.com/index.htm

Children’s Publishers Directory

If you want to publish for children, here is a good source.

https://www.publishersglobal.com/directory/subject/children-publishers/

 

AGENTS

AAR

Association of Author’s Representatives is the most trusted source of literary agents. These agents will not charge to read. If an agent does charge of read your work, run don’t walk away.

https://www.publishersglobal.com/directory/subject/children-publishers/

Agent Query

 

https://www.agentquery.com/default.aspx

PROTECTION

Absolute Water Cooler

A site to question other writers who have dealt with publishers or agents you are considering. They tell you of their experiences with these organizations.

https://absolutewrite.com/forums/activity.php?s=cfdd3a5dd5cf87c72fb67e8f37589cd3

 

Aid for Writers

Goodreads

This is a site for writers to connect with readers, and readers to connect with writers. Join, it’s free. You may have to explore this site to find i

https://www.goodreads.com/book

Savvy Writers

This is another website for writers. Explore and find what you want. It’s free.

https://savvyauthors.com/about-us/

Manic Readers

I have used this site to get a free, honest review. Join this site. It’s free. To get a review you must be published by a publisher. No self-publishing. I have not recently looked at this site, but they apparently charge for reviews. This puts me off for if you pay for the review would be honest? Or will they give you a good review so you come back. It’s your decision.

http://www.manicreaders.com/

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September 25, 2019 at 11:11 pm Leave a comment

OBSERVATIONS & OPINIONS

I had baseball caps made which said:

MAKE

AMERICAN

AMERICAN

AGAIN

If you want one or more I will send them to you free of shipping while

supply or money lasts. I hope I need to have more made.

September 24, 2019 at 8:21 pm Leave a comment

OBSERVATIONS & OPINIONS

                 THE PAST AND THE OBSERVATIONS OF TODAY

 

Today like every other day a corruption is identified in either industry or government.

I grew up in the 50’ and 60’s when there weren’t any corrupt practices.

RIGHT!

I’m sure they existed and cleverly concealed. The technology did not exist to easily reveal them. Money and intimidation played a major part in their secrecy.

Today, things are different. Every day new corruptions are revealed. And every day nothing of consequence happens.

Good lawyers and money are finding ways around the system. Or making their way through the system through donations to politicians.

I want to share my personal experience with a large company.

I worked for this company for 22 years, which constantly morphed into a different organization due to mergers. The final merger with a less than reputable company, which in reality, was a subtle takeover was the death nell of values I respected.

When I began my job with this company it was honest, focused on their products. But over time things changed. As with most companies the focus now is on the bottom line to please stockholders.

Day after day I hear company adds talking about their top managers on retreat to discuss the company’s culture.

Corporations provide pleasant surrounding for the top executives of the company to discuss the future of the company and to their culture.

The culture is the bottom line. If a company could produce a product which would benefit society but not be profitable, what would be the decision of this products future, I don’t have to tell you what the choice would be.

The company I worked for was once sued for over three billion dollars. They said they were not guilty, but would pay the fine to put this behind them.

Have you heard that before?

I feel today we all pawns. Our lives are manipulated by the 1% not caring about our lives or the country. Their object is wealth and power.

September 23, 2019 at 10:15 pm Leave a comment

reconsideration…

This an ultra short ghost story. Well done.

Read Between the Minds

there are spirits here
she said as they laughed aloud
an open door slammed

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September 23, 2019 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

i heard this song before….

He keeps close to the current news, and the lies.

Read Between the Minds

Image result for along came jones

so let me get this
straight
saudi arabia
wants
the press
to accept
their
word
that
iran attacked them
with
drones
now
this
is
the same
saudi arabia
that
killed
a journalist
in their consulate
and
then
denied it
and
then
said
it was
rogue agents
and
then
they said
they’d
put them on trail
punishing
the guilty
and
then
and
then
and then
along
came
jones

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September 21, 2019 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

watch your step…

This poet always frames the truth in his poems.

Read Between the Minds

this path
isn’t paved
with
cobblestones
but
the skulls
of those
who walked
before you
laying down
their lives
so you
might have a chance
to travel
towards
freedom
even with
so many sacrifices
the path
narrows
and
is obscured
by
hate
and
ignorance

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September 14, 2019 at 8:20 pm Leave a comment

A SAD POEM

 

This poem is based on an incident I cannot forget.

Grandpa, while on a cruise ship held his granddaughter

on the edge of a window looking out on the ocean.

The eighteen-month old child struggled and grandpa

lost his grip. And the child plummeted.

I cannot imagine what the remainder of the cruise

Was like for this family,

Guilt, sorrow and the hate, all these emotions

generated on a relaxing vacation.

I cannot imagine the thoughts this child had

as she fell, sure there was safety waiting for her.

 

 

THE THOUGHTS OF A CHILD

 

The child’s thoughts

Falling,

Sure welcoming arms

Awaited her,

The child’s thoughts,

The mystery of this event,

Too young

To make this lonely journey,

Waiting for safety

As you fall

 

Into the sea,

Into the abyss

To which we all must journey.

 

September 10, 2019 at 10:26 pm Leave a comment


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