Weekly Round-Up March 9

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Weekly Round-Up March 9

Our Initiatives

Fan-Fiction Initiative Continues Through April

April is Poetry Month

Upcoming Events

April 19: Democratizing Fiction
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May 3: Social Meetup
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Writing Craft and Publication

Characters and Characterization
http://authorselectric.blogspot.com/2014/03/characters-and-characterisation.html

Kill Your Darlings: How Game of Thrones can change your writing
http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-kill-your-darlings-how-the-game-of-thrones-can-change-your-writing

The Varied Emotional Stages of Writing
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/03/11/the-varied-emotional-stages-of-writing-a-book/

Top Three Reasons why Fiction Manuscripts Get Rejected
http://www.authorspublish.com/top-3-reasons-why-fiction-manuscripts-get-rejected/

Top 10 Reasons I May Have Rejected Your Short Story
http://litreactor.com/columns/the-top-10-reasons-i-may-have-rejected-your-short-story

Creativitity is Neither Madness Nor Magic
http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/creativity-neither-magic-nor-madness/

On Being a Writer

The Overlooked Job of the Writer
http://authorselectric.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-overlooked-job-of-writer.html

On the Care and Feeding of Writers
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/03/07/on-the-care-and-feeding-of-writers/

Writers Don’t Make Much Money: The Struggle Continues
http://flavorwire.com/443574/writers-dont-make-much-money-the-struggle-continues/

How to Avoid Homelessness and Starvation as a Writer
http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/how-to-avoid-homelessness-and-starvation-as-a-writer/

The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress
http://zenhabits.net/stressguide/

Writing Contests [Around the Web]

(note: linked contests and submission calls are not endorsed by the PFWA. These notifications are provided as a service to our viewers and subscribers. Before submitting, please review what rights, money, or other obligations are in question)

24-hour Short Story Writing Contest – Deadline April 26 ($5 to enter)
http://www.writersweekly.com/misc/contest.php

2014 Chapbook Contest | The New Michigan Press DIAGRAM – Deadline April 1 ($18 to enter)
http://thediagram.com/contest.html

Eaton Literary Agency’s Annual Awards Program – Short Story Deadline March 31 (free)
http://www.eatonliterary.com/submissions.htm

About 

JR, aka Jesi, is the PFWA’s Chief Information Officer. Her formal education was in Information Systems and Technology with a minor in Business, but her passion has always been for all things literary. Outside of PFWA, Jesi is the founding editor of Crimson Melodies Publishing – a micro-press for dark-fantasy with heart. When not editing, reading, or attempting to uncover all the writer groups in Greater Philadelphia on behalf of the PFWA, Jesi is a writer, a Dungeons and Dragons Role-Player, and small business technology consultant. There aren’t enough hours in the day, but she works with what she has and one day hopes to be able to publish her own book alongside the authors she’s proud to work with.


About Author

JR Wesley

JR, aka Jesi, is the PFWA’s Chief Information Officer. Her formal education was in Information Systems and Technology with a minor in Business, but her passion has always been for all things literary. Outside of PFWA, Jesi is the founding editor of Crimson Melodies Publishing – a micro-press for dark-fantasy with heart. When not editing, reading, or attempting to uncover all the writer groups in Greater Philadelphia on behalf of the PFWA, Jesi is a writer, a Dungeons and Dragons Role-Player, and small business technology consultant. There aren’t enough hours in the day, but she works with what she has and one day hopes to be able to publish her own book alongside the authors she’s proud to work with.

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