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Sharing Writing/Publishing Tips

Two documents that I found valuable were published in the past week, so I'm sharing the URLs here if you are also interested.  

First, Storm Constantine had a wonderful article on how to get a fantasy book published.  Check it out on her blog here:  

http://ipmbblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/how-do-i-get-a-fantasy-book-published-by-storm-constantine/

And next, there was a great post on Creating Space for your Writing that was found by Lynn Flewellen and passed on in her LJ.  Check out that link here:  

http://www.rachellegardner.com/2012/05/never-run-out-of-ideas/#comment-407613


Happy writing, everyone.  
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The Rachel Gardner site looks particularly juicy. Thanks for the tip!
BTW I just purchased "The Fifth Man" by Randy I. He's got an appendix in the back on scene writing that is very helpful. You mentioned getting his writing course a few weeks ago. How is it? I'm not as impressed with his qualifications, but his friend John sounds like a good resource.
I'm a bit confused. I have writing workshop materials in book form from Todd Walton & Mindy Toomay as well as from Ursula Le Guin. My creative writing course is taught by Steve Alcorn. Randy I doesn't sound familiar to me.

I'm very happy with my Continuing Ed Creative Writing course. It's really pushing me to think about structure, elements, and methodology. That's the kind of really constructive information that I needed and I'll be working my way through the materials and supplementary materials for a long time. There's a lot to learn and two lessons a week really pushes me to get it all absorbed within a legitimate time period.

Delighted that I could be of some help :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Wonder where I got that news?

As far as creative writing classes, they don't seem to offer much here in the wilds of Indiana. Notre Dame has an undergraduate major in writing, but that's far outside my reality. I did get the Le Guinn book and enjoyed parts of it, and I found that Writing on Both Sides of the Brain was really good. I've found bits of good advice here and there. Someday when I grow up I'm really going to learn how to write, I just don't know how to go about it.
With e-courses, geography is not an issue any more. Even though the course I am taking was offered through one of my local community colleges, it actually is a national course that they picked up. I figured that $100 was not outrageous for a six-week course and I'm certainly getting my money's worth because between the course subjects and all of the supplementary materials that he links to, I'm learning tons.

If you want to take a course at some time, start looking at different schools and community colleges. You don't have to be physically present to attend a class any more.

Whatever you decide, good luck with your writing goals. You're very talented and I'm quite sure you will write something marvelous.

- Erulisse (one L)