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New Book, New Blog

My newest book, ‘How I Make A Living In Writing’ is out! As is a sneak peak at my next book, cleverly disguised as a blog entry: ‘Writing Excuse Number Umpteen: Writing Is Hard’

Come see what’s going on at Write-Hook.com!


Why bother with themes? Themes just make the people who put them together go crazy trying to find things that match the idea.

So forget any sense of cohesion. This week’s version of The 3 — three rather haphazardly chosen outlets that want your creative writing — is a true mishmash.

Xenith More than just a lit mag, Xenith is an online community that started out in the 1990s looking for Gen Y talent. as the millennials aged, so did the magazine, so if you weren’t around in the 70s, this is a good place for you to consider for your work.

Zoetrope What better people to put out a magazine than Hollywood auteur directors like Francis Ford Coppola, whose company, American Zoetrope, publishes this quite-cool quarterly “devoted to the best new short fiction and one-act plays?”

Carcinogenic Poetry If you’re serious about your poetry, how can you possibly be more serious than something carcinogenic? This online journal is a great outlet for studied poetry with an edge.

Now get writing!


Dr. Strangecall: Or, How To Make an Editor Say ‘Huh?!’

Writers have big dreams and sometimes bigger egos.

Both are fine. But big dreams need to come with sound thinking. Check out Dr. Strangecall: Or, How To Make an Editor Say ‘Huh?!’ at WriteHook, and see how one short conversation can offer you a world of lessons.

If’ you’re willing to listen . . .


WriteHook Magazine Wants You (and ya got two weeks)

This is a shameless, yet timely, reminder to submit your short fiction for the first edition of my online journal, WriteHook Magazine, by July 10, 2011.

I’m looking for works of fiction and poetry that come to 3,000 words or less. Subject and style is up to you, I don’t put limits on anyone’s creativity. So long as there’s no graphic sex or violence, no high school poetry about vampires or “Twilight,” and no political or religious diatribes, it’s open season.

Get the full details at www.write-hook.com

Save the Date: Join me for my upcoming writing workshop on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Classics Books in Trenton, New Jersey. Full details to be announced soon — but at least now you know you have something to do that day, right?