The Adventurous Writer is a link I’ve included on the Romantic Shorts sites because Quips and Tips founder Laurie Pawlik-Kienlin, always has useful, straightforward information for her readers. Not all of her visitors are writers; Laurie posts Quips and Tips on a variety of subjects. Her site is worth a look.
Her post about why freelance writers can’t get much farther than a query to the editor applies to every writer out there – just substitute magazine for book, screenplay, newspaper, or whatever else you’re working on, and follow her tips. And while her explanations can be worth a chuckle or two, it’s a safe bet that behind the humour lies a frustrated editor who wonders why these mistakes are still being made.
Visit her site and check out this post. It could be the most productive 5 minutes you spend today…
A hearty thank you to all of our competition entrants! How promising to receive not only entries for our ‘New Year New Story’ Writers’ Competition, but also so many unsolicited submissions from published authors, who were not invited to participate in this inaugural competition aimed at the not-yet-published. The feeling of accomplishment and potential from Romantic Shorts’ perspective is so encouraging – the start of something quite exciting.
We will be closely reviewing submissions over the weeks to come and look forward to working with our writers to create a distinguished, high quality, and rewarding venue from which to promote their works.
Together, we will strive to provide excellent entertainment for dedicated readers – building our own audience who will, in return, promote the talent of our writers.
I sincerely hope that all of our contributors are now feeling the anticipation and excitement of joining us on this journey.
Here we go! This is going to be some wild ride!