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New Sacred Cow Reason



I’ll talk about the reason below. But it has been a while since I wrote one. I have a few more waiting in the wings. (grin) But wanted to do this one before starting in on some posts about the no-time aspects of publishing these days.



All of the March online workshops below have openings. Last Day to sign up!!!

Remember, each regular online workshop is six weeks long and takes about 3-4 hours per week to do at your own pace and your own time during the week.

All workshops have openings.

Class #21… Mar 7th … Pitches and Blurbs
Class #22… Mar 7th … How to Write Thrillers
Class #23… Mar 7th … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #24… Mar 7th … Plotting With Depth
Class #25… Mar 8th … Character Development
Class #26… Mar 8th … Depth in Writing
Class #27… Mar 8th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #28… Mar 9th … Cliffhangers
Class #29… Mar 9th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #30… Mar 9th … Advanced Depth

Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.

Full descriptions of the workshops and how to sign up under the Online Workshop tab above.



Three letters over the past week sort of made me decide I needed to write this new Sacred Cow post now. All three letter writers basically asked the same thing… How can a person learn without being critiqued?  Valid question considering the power of this myth.

I have no memory of beginning writers in my beginning days having such an intense desire to have their stories patted on the head (or torn apart) before submission. I suppose it’s human nature.

But I flat don’t understand this crap about developmental editors, or changing books because of a bad review, or not being able to send out a story without a workshop beating on it first. What ever happened to just believing in your own work and getting it out?

So I climbed on my little donkey, grabbed my rusted sword, and tried to stab one more Sacred Cow.


Totals For Year 3, Month 8, Day 8

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 901

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 1,600 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 4,300 words

— E-mail: 29 e-mails.  Approx. 1,300 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 167 e-mails. Approx. 8,200 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers


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