They (meaning doctors and health officials) tell us that exercising is good for us, so why is it that every time I exercise something goes wrong? Mid last year I bought an exercise machine and ended up at the cardiologist. Luckily, it wasn’t my heart. It was a blood disorder. On Monday, I decided to … Read moreThe Folly of Exercise
Your local writers’ centre can be a useful resource. Not only can you find like minded people to talk to (if you live close enough to visit in person), but most centres also have a library, an assortment of workshops, regular talks by published writers and they can even provide advice on contracts, agents, and … Read moreAustralian Writers’ Centres
A flat fee means that the author receives one lump sum payment for their work, and that’s all. No further payment is made, and you will not be entitled to receive royalties.
Today we had our first weigh in, which I was looking forward to, because I knew I’d lost weight. My clothes haven’t been so uncomfortable (after only a week). One thing I’ve noticed since being on this diet, all our old habits are dying. This is a good thing. Instead of spending all our money … Read moreFirst Weigh In
I wrote this for the Writers Email Group and thought I’d put it here too. I don’t swear…no, that’s not right, I rarely swear. If I do, people know I’m seriously angry…and run. Yet I know lots and lots of people, including women (and children), who swear on a daily basis (no matter what their … Read moreGetting it Right
We’ve been on the diet for…well, this is the sixth day, and already I’m feeling the benefit. I have not weighed myself, and won’t, because I believe weighing yourself daily is a bad thing. I’ll wait for the official weigh-in on Saturday. As I expected, drinking the water was a huge effort, especially over the … Read moreDiet Update
SF writers might find this site – Science Daily – useful. It gives an overview of what’s going on in the world, and future possibilities. Browsing the contents even sparked some writing ideas, so it’s worth a look.
Thanks goes to Yzabel for sharing a link to Joe Konrath’s A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing. Although the other posts are informative too, the post I’ve link to struck a cord. Unlike Joe, I have never tried to work my way through 2000+ short stories trying to find “winners” (the mere thought makes me shudder), … Read moreSet Out Your Manuscript Correctly