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An Excellent Guide to Writing Cover Letters and to Making Pitches

Format Magazine is out with a great page on pitching editors: https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/art/how-to-get-published-advice (external link) They advise most of what I’ve recommended over the years but I’d add a few things. Consider making two or three pitches in an e-mail. An … Continue reading

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Three Days in The Hospital

“Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.” John Lennon. I was furiously woking on my newest book proposal when I suffered an attack of acute colitis. The severe abdominal pain landed me in the emergency room … Continue reading

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Slack Time is Over

I’ve been given the chance to redraft a book proposal, with the thought of making the title more marketable. I’ll have to redo the cover letter, make a new table of contents, and rewrite a sample chapter. All of this … Continue reading

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Turning Down Work

UPDATE: As of December 20th, 2017 I am back to accepting new assignments. I have submitted my latest book proposal. ORIGINAL POST: For the first time I am turning down work. To get my book proposal done I can not … Continue reading

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Battling Through a Cold – Working on A TOC

After I got back from Atlanta a week ago I developed a bad cold. It lingers still. I want to get a book proposal (internal link) done by January 2d and I fear I may not make it. Aside from … Continue reading

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Writing Another Book Proposal

I just submitted a magazine article two weeks ahead of deadline. Yay me! Now, I can turn to writing a book proposal that an editor asked me to develop. I short queried first, taking no more than twenty minutes to … Continue reading

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News and Notes

I’m happy to report I’m working on another outdoor magazine assignment. I’ll be traveling soon to the Mojave Desert to start taking photographs and to conduct interviews. Looks like the weather will be good. I’ve also been asked to submit … Continue reading

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