5 Things You Must Do Before Submitting a Fiction or Poetry Collection

Earning a living from short fiction or poetry is about as easy as earning a living from recycling aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Actually, it's probably harder. In some states, a plastic bottle will get you five or ten cents, but your thoughts are only worth a penny. Your short stories and poetry are often … Continue reading 5 Things You Must Do Before Submitting a Fiction or Poetry Collection

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Characterizing History: Writing Historical Figures as Interesting Characters (Guest Blog by Sean Munger)

A special thanks to Sean Munger for providing his insightful thoughts on writing historical characters into fiction. This is something I have never done successfully, and I think Sean's thoughts here are quite helpful.   Characterizing History: Writing Historical Figures as Interesting Characters by Sean Munger   If, like me, you’re drawn to using the … Continue reading Characterizing History: Writing Historical Figures as Interesting Characters (Guest Blog by Sean Munger)

Matthew Ankeny: Conversation with a Flash Novelist

Today is the official release date of the very first flash novel from Bartleby Snopes Press. We are incredibly proud to release Matthew Ankeny's The Rink. This is a beautiful story that really captures the essence of humanity. Here's the official synopsis of this terrific book: "Life pauses for no one, and Kay and Sandi feel … Continue reading Matthew Ankeny: Conversation with a Flash Novelist

Writing, Scottish Nonsense, and Librarians: An Interview with Chris Kelso

One of the toughest things about being a successful writer is balancing writing with a career. Since writing doesn't pay the bills for most of us, a day job is a necessary evil, but it also can serve as a refreshing break from the stress of the writing world. Today I chat with Chris Kelso, … Continue reading Writing, Scottish Nonsense, and Librarians: An Interview with Chris Kelso

Welcome to the Monster Opera: Chatting with Nancy Stohlman About Relationships, Writing, and Flashing

A few months ago, Bartleby Snopes Press announced its call for Flash Novels. This was an idea that had been brewing in my mind for a couple years, but I wasn't quite sure how to do it. When the idea for Flash Novels just wouldn't go away, I decided it was time to go for … Continue reading Welcome to the Monster Opera: Chatting with Nancy Stohlman About Relationships, Writing, and Flashing

Serial Fiction: The Birth and Evolution of a Novel (with a Primer on Voting)

Last year, I found a terrific up-and-coming site called JukePop Serials. I had never written a serial novel before, but I had something I was working on I thought could be a good fit. Since JukePop was offering nice payments for first chapters, I gave it a shot and sent Misty Me and Me their … Continue reading Serial Fiction: The Birth and Evolution of a Novel (with a Primer on Voting)

Unmasking a Liar: Nathaniel Tower Interviews CS DeWildt

Today I have the pleasure of uncovering some details about one of my favorite writers. CS DeWildt has been on my reading list ever since he first submitted "The Bull" to Bartleby Snopes a little over three years ago. After reading his novella Candy and Cigarettes (Vagabond Press, 2011), I was hooked and had to … Continue reading Unmasking a Liar: Nathaniel Tower Interviews CS DeWildt

The Dueling Next Big Thing: Marc Vincenz vs. Bill Yarrow

Today I bring you The Next Big Thing from Marc Vincenz and Bill Yarrow. Marc and Bill originally posted these interviews on Facebook a few days ago. Now, in this Write, Juggle, Run exclusive, Marc and Bill re-share their interviews for the world to see. Marc: And here we go…avec un verre du vin: in … Continue reading The Dueling Next Big Thing: Marc Vincenz vs. Bill Yarrow

Publishing Dreams and Nightmares: Susan Tepper v. The Big Six

Most writers dream of making it big, of signing that book deal that will let them quit their day jobs and do nothing but sit around and write. Many writers have the delusion that once they get a foot in the door of a big publisher, the rest will be gravy. Those big-time publishers do … Continue reading Publishing Dreams and Nightmares: Susan Tepper v. The Big Six

The Return and Rise of the Serial Novel

In early 2012, I stumbled across a promising new publisher called JukePop Serials. At the time, I had never written a serial novel before, but it sounded intriguing. So I began writing Misty Me and Me, a story about a man whose porn addiction leads to embarrassment, affairs, and murder (so far...there's much still to … Continue reading The Return and Rise of the Serial Novel