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Attend a Workshop, Conference, or Take a Course – It’ll Get You Closer to Publication (PubSub3rdFri)

“Attend a Workshop, Conference, or Take a Course – It’ll Get You Closer to Publication (PubSub3rdFri)” by Joan Y. Edwards If you attend a workshop, go to a conference, or take a course, you are taking a step that will get you closer to publication. It goes to educating and inspiring the muse inside you. Learning […]

I Am Proof That Submitting Often Works (PubSub3rdFri)

“I Am Proof That PubSub3rdFri Leads to Publication” by Joan Y. Edwards Dear Pub Subbers, I am proof that PubSub3rdFri leads to Publication. I’d like to share a little personal history of my submissions. In 2009, I submitted four times a year. All four had negative responses of “NO.” In 2010, I went to three conferences:  […]

What Entices You to Submit Your Writing by Linda Andersen (Guest Blogger-PubSub3rdFri)

“What Entices You to Submit Your Writing” by Linda Andersen (Guest Blogger-PubSub3rdFri) Linda Andersen: Joan, thank you for inviting me to be a guest blogger on PubSub3rdFri. Joan Y. Edwards: You’re welcome. I am very honored that you’re willing to share your ideas about PubSubbing with us. Linda Andersen: Today’s topic is:  WHAT ENTICES YOU […]

Use Words from Unusual Sources (PubSub3rdFri December)

“Use Words from Unusual Places” (PubSub3rdFri December) by Joan Y. Edwards After listening to John Claude Bemis at the SCBWI conference, I ordered a book that has exercises similar to the ones he mentioned at the conference. It is called Writing Open the Mind by Andy Couturier http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Open-Mind-Tapping-Subconscious/dp/B004JZWVOU/ In this book, Couturier has many exercises to experiment using different words, settings, plots, […]

20 Ways to Celebrate Your Writing Talents (PubSub3rdFri)

“20 Ways to Celebrate Your Writing Talents (PubSub3rdFri)” by Joan Y. Edwards Here are 20 ways you can celebrate your writing talents. 1. Join other writers in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2. Join other writers in Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) 3. Invite another writer friend to eat lunch with you at your home or at […]

Become a Pub Subber (PubSub3rdFri October)

“Become a Pub Subber (PubSub3rdFri October)” by Joan Y. Edwards Today I’d like to invite you to become a Pub Subber. I’d like to see if you would join me and other writers and illustrators in PubSub3rdFri (Publisher Submission on the Third Friday of the Month). In 2009, I’d heard of Chris Baty’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) […]

7 Good Reasons to Submit Your Story (September PubSub3rdFri)

Seven Good Reasons to Submit Your Story (September PubSub3rdFri) by Joan Y. Edwards Dear Pub Subbers, Here are seven good reasons to submit your story. This is the only way that an agent or editor will be able to discover how great your story is. It increases your chances for getting published 100% from not […]

Week 4: Educate and Motivate the Creative Muse (PubSub3rdFri)

“Week 4: Educate and Motivate the Creative Muse” by Joan Y. Edwards During Week 4 you can spend time to educate and motivate the creative muse within you. Here are a few choices: 1. Experience Life, attend workshops, take courses. a. Bake cakes. b. Go on a tour of an Historic house. c. Attend a weekend workshop. d. […]

Week 3: Reread, Correct Errors, Print Pertinent Papers, and Send (PubSub3rdFri)

“Steps for Week 3: Reread, Correct Errors, Print Pertinent Papers, and Send on the third Friday of the month.” (PubSub3rdFri) by Joan Y. Edwards Here are the steps for the third week of the month. 1. Reread a hard copy of your manuscript. Make all necessary changes. 2. Print out your manuscript again. Read it aloud. […]

Week Two: Writing the Pitch, Query Letter, Proposal, Resume (PubSub3rdFri)

“Week Two: Writing the Pitch, Query Letter, Proposal, Resume” (PubSub3rdFri) Thanks for joining me in Pub Sub 3rd Fri. Our goal commitment is to submit an article, poem, illustration, song, or book manuscript to a publisher on the third Friday of each month for a whole year or longer. I’m glad I can count you […]