Writing Reflections- Day 30

And this concludes the re-postings of my last year’s responses to the Writer Mama’s Back-to-School Giveaway prompts, as well as this year’s WMBTSG. My last response for this year can be read on the Writer Mama blog: http://bit.ly/VThzc

Thirty days, thirty prompts- whew! But it’s been fun, I learned alot about myself through reflecting on the various aspects of writing, enjoyed  sharing with other participants and reading their responses, and oh yeah, I’m looking forward to receiving and reading the two books I won this year!

Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith

and

2010 Poet’s Market by Robert Lee Brewer

September 30, 2008- At this point in time, I’ve only submitted to anthologies and websites/ezines, and I rely almost exclusively on online calls for submissions. I suppose my method is a tad hit or miss, but so far I’ve managed to find enough markets to be able to submit on a regular basis. All that I know about creating Google search terms that net results, I’ve learned from my 13-year-old son, who is just the master of finding information if it indeed exists anywhere out there on the World Wide Web. There’s actually a trick to it, and due to the vagaries of the internet search engines, a subtle shift in search terms results in a totally different set of hits, so it pays to play around with it a bit.

The most steady anthology markets are of course the Chicken Soup series, that has plenty of titles in the works at any given time, A Cup of Comfort, and the Ultimate series, but there are plenty of one-time anthologies out there if you look hard enough.

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