Category Archives: #ReadLocal

Productive Week, Suite & Sour Sneaks

I’m starting to acclimate to the full time writing schedule. The last three days have been intensely productive. I started and finished two short stories, a poem and wrote the first chapter to Suite & Sour, the Bitter Suites follow … Continue reading

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Power of the Blurb

I recently came face to face with the power of the blurb. For me, the blurb is something I churn out during the book publishing phase without much thought. Of course I knew it was important. I just didn’t realize … Continue reading

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Thankful for Corpses

Submit your line now for November’s edition of Exquisite Corpse. Send me your line via email—angelayurikosmith@gmail.com with EXQUISITE CORPSE in the subject line. Please add your line and your name to the body of the email. Deadline is this month’s … Continue reading

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Space & Time to Cease?

I just stumbled across a startling announcement: Space and Time Magazine will cease publication after 52 consecutive years. Hildy Silverman, who has been running S&T for the last 12 years, made the announcement two months ago. “I haven’t made this … Continue reading

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When I’m Not Killing People…Fictionally

I worked for regular print newspapers and online publications for years. When I ‘retired’ from that world to play with fiction I found I missed deadlines, interviews and research. The balance that works best for me is mostly fiction, but … Continue reading

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FT Writer Life: Month #2

What’s it like to be a full time writer? That’s like asking what’s it like to be a man or a woman. No one has a definitive answer—it’s different for everyone. I can tell you, however, what it’s like for … Continue reading

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Lies My Bathrobe Tells Me

This week I enjoyed one of the biggest benefits, and pitfalls, of being a work-from-home writer—the bathrobe. The week started with a full load of projects for me. One magazine page layout, a poem, a short story and a newspaper … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman Birthdays & Electric Blankets

Sometimes all it takes is one song to be awestruck and reduced to tears. As I did some research (procrastinated) this afternoon I came across this video. Warm, dark and lovely… everything about this video was love for me. The … Continue reading

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Blues Over Fake Reviews

Ever since I addressed how to keep your Amazon reviews safe a few weeks ago (read that post here) I’ve been getting messages on the topic—most of them complaints against authors they think buy fake reviews. I have a dozen … Continue reading

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House Buying…

I haven’t been getting a lot of my writing done the past week or so. Besides moving apartments, we’re buying a house. I’ve been digging through our file box to locate W2s, 1099s and all sorts of other obscure paperwork … Continue reading

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