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How to Write an Email Query Letter or Submission

How to Write a Query Letter for Email Submissions So, you've written a masterpiece children's book and you want to send ...

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New Poem - Plight of the Roofless

Plight of the Roofless You seem abnormal, slightly off-kilter. You frantically pace the grass, unable to keep your own speed. You are dirty, possibly never showering in ...

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Book Spotlight: Haven of Dante

Book Spotlight on Haven of Dante It's time to shed a light on a new deserving title. This time, it's not ...

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Awesome Words for Dictionary Day

I love words and I enjoy lists. So, in honor of Dictionary Day, I thought I would make a list ...

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Rejected! - Common Reasons Publishers Give When Rejecting a Manuscript

Rejection, rejection, rejection...that's what this post is about. But it's also about learning and pushing forward. Your writing is much like ...

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Distraction-Free Writing

Distraction-Free Writing I've noticed a big push lately toward writing free of distractions. I would guess that any writers out there ...

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Steampunk: The Next Big Thing?

I was just talking with my fiance the other day about how I think steampunk could be the next big ...

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Top Ten Children's Book Publishers

I decided it was time for another Top Ten List. So, here we go... **Links updated 10/16/2015** Top Ten Children's Book Publishers that ...

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Writing Tools - A list of Ten Essential Tools for Writers

In this top 10 list, I'm tackling tools that make life easier for the writer. These writing tools can be ...

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Children's Book Publishers Accepting Submissions

Publisher's Accepting Unsolicited Manuscript Submissions This is a list of children's book publishers that accept unsolicited manuscript submissions, or have at ...

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Free Book Giveaway!

Free Book Giveaway!

You heard that right; for the next 48 hours we are giving away free digital copies of my new book Scattered Light! All you have to do is purchase a digital copy of the book through Amazon, PM proof of purchase, and we will send a copy to the person of your choosing on your…

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How And Where To Submit Creative Nonfiction For Publication

How And Where To Submit Creative Nonfiction For Publication

Writer’s Relief, Inc. Writer’s Relief, Inc. is a highly recommended author’s submission service. Established in 1994, Writer’s Relief will help you target the best markets for your creative writing. Visit their website at http://www.writersrelief.com to receive their FREE Submit Write Now! newsletter (today, via e-mail), which contains valuable leads, guidelines, and deadlines for writing in…

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Scattered Light – Poetic Works Available Now!

Scattered Light – Poetic Works Available Now!

Scattered Light, the Poetic Works of Jason JG Carnrike The time has arrived! My collection of poetry, Scattered Light, is available today. Get your digital copy from Amazon and Barnes & Noble now. Paperback, Kobo and iTunes will be available soon. Scattered Light is a poetry collection spanning many years and many loves, valleys of heartache, and summits of splendor. Children’s…

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Long Overdue Thundar the Mighty Update

Long Overdue Thundar the Mighty Update

So these last twelve months have been a crazy. My wife and I got married, bought our first home, decided to remodel said home by ourselves, then had a baby, Kapenzi Ember Carnrike, to cap it all off. Kapenzi is now almost five months old and between her and all my other responsibilities, I’ve had very little…

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The Weighty Relationship Between “Ponder” and “Pound”

Ponder and pound respectively pertain figuratively and literally to weighing things, and this commonality isn’t a coincidence: The Latin word pondus, meaning “weight,” is the source of both words. Ponder, meaning “consider” or “reflect” (though the original senses were “appraise” and “estimate”), stems from the Latin term ponderare (with the same meaning), the verb form…

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5 Tips On Writing An Amazing Author Bio If You’re Not Well-Published

5 Tips On Writing An Amazing Author Bio If You’re Not Well-Published

Writer’s Relief, Inc. Writer’s Relief, Inc. is a highly recommended author’s submission service. Established in 1994, Writer’s Relief will help you target the best markets for your creative writing. Visit their website at http://www.writersrelief.com to receive their FREE Submit Write Now! newsletter (today, via e-mail), which contains valuable leads, guidelines, and deadlines for writing in…

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Turn Over A New Leaf With These Autumn Writing Prompts

Turn Over A New Leaf With These Autumn Writing Prompts

Writer’s Relief, Inc. Writer’s Relief, Inc. is a highly recommended author’s submission service. Established in 1994, Writer’s Relief will help you target the best markets for your creative writing. Visit their website at http://www.writersrelief.com to receive their FREE Submit Write Now! newsletter (today, via e-mail), which contains valuable leads, guidelines, and deadlines for writing in…

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6 Olympic-Themed Books That Are Winners

6 Olympic-Themed Books That Are Winners

Writer’s Relief, Inc. Writer’s Relief, Inc. is a highly recommended author’s submission service. Established in 1994, Writer’s Relief will help you target the best markets for your creative writing. Visit their website at http://www.writersrelief.com to receive their FREE Submit Write Now! newsletter (today, via e-mail), which contains valuable leads, guidelines, and deadlines for writing in…

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5 Ways to Make a Sentence More Concise

5 Ways to Make a Sentence More Concise

Expressing oneself clearly and concisely in speech is a challenge because one has so little time to order one’s thoughts and choose one’s wording carefully, but writing is easily improved with even the briefest review. Always read over what you have written (whether it’s a tweet or a book manuscript) before you distribute or publish…

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