Issue #10 January 2020

“I’ll keep going till my face falls off.” – Barbara Cartland

January 2020 Issue
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It’s a new year and a new you! Not sure about others, but I’m not exactly one for resolutions. I suppose I have ongoing goals that I am continually trying to achieve. I have too many goals! I want to publish an essay, publish a book, knit an afghan, knit a sweater, learn to cook a new cuisine, etc.

As much as I think I have excellent time-management skills, I don’t! All these goals are fun, exciting, and distracting. That’s what goals should be, right? The point is that constantly learning something new is healthy and a goal that we all should work to achieve, especially for all of us writers!

I noticed this month that we had a variety of entries from writers all over the globe. I LOVE to see that! For a community so large to come together and support one another in achieving our writing goals is truly heart-warming. Everyone is a storyteller at heart whether they put it down on paper, or pass them down from seed to seed. Oral traditions are just as important as written ones.

Getting published is one of the best feelings ever! It is something that drives a writer to continue to perfect their work. I recently wrote an article about the most prolific authors. Barbara Cartland wrote 723 published pieces, which is roughly 23 novels a year. I found that so fascinating and encouraging. While I sit here wishing I had better time-management skills, learning about Cartland’s success gives me the motivation to continue to keep working, perfecting my work, and be “aggressive” at getting the attention of a major publisher.

As always, thank you to all the contributors this month!

Happy writing,

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Fiction

Undecided, Hayley-Jenifer Brennan
A Journey Home, Sean D. Gardner
Insignificant Man, Niranjana Hariharanandanan
TRIPTYCH, Janie Kronk
Lunch with Friends, Raymond Lee
Beginner’s Luck, Rochelle Rodak
Rack Grohl’s Bachelor Party, Jim Ross
A Southern California Love Story, Auriane de Rudder

Poetry

The Colour of January, Carol Stewart

Book Reviews

Until the Break of Dawn: An Electronic Autobiography By Hany Saed
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
The Soft Path by Joshua Harmon

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