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Interview with Christopher Fielden–Author and Contest Judge

I made Christopher’s online acquaintance in an unusual way. He was a contest judge at Thinkerbeat where I submitted a story. It was accepted, so that part’s a happy ending, but the real thing that made this experience unique was the

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Clichés Can Be Surprising

As part of my continuing quest to publish, I entered the Thinkerbeat Shorty contest. And I snagged a bronze in the March Shorty Competition, which is certainly helpful for my writer’s ego. In addition, I had a great online conversation with

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I Won A Thinkerbeat Contest

The New Year is starting off well for me. Okay, I’m exhausted, and I burnt myself out writing Christmas stories. (I learned an important lesson about limits, though. A dozen shorts in under three weeks is too much for me.)

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Author Interview with Jill Hand

Jill is one of the co-authors in Thinkerbeat’s anthology, The Art of Losing, just released. Her story The Shop of Lost Things was even up on Thinkerbeat the same month as my piece, so it’s almost like we’re in the

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Interview with Daniel White–Publisher at Thinkerbeat

I met Daniel White at Thinkerbeat, which is a site that I highly recommend. They have frequent contests, and you don’t even have to win to appear in their online magazine if they like your work. Their first anthology, The

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Cover Reveal for The Art of Losing

I’m going to be in another anthology, The Art of Losing, due to be out December 1st (2015). This one has my short story Trojan Wargames in it, the tale behind the saga of the Trojan War. The ebook cover’s

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Writing Contests

Contests are a terrific way to spur your productivity. I’ve been putting some thought into these lately, and I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you. All of these have NO entry fee. Blog Battle–happens weekly at http://rachaelritchey.com/category/weekly-entries-to-blogbattle/. Follow

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