Oct 2011; I was told by my tutor at Writer’s Bureau that my story ‘The wind in your face’ was unsellable and that he had no idea where to pitch it to an editor.
After a really bad month, which ended with me leaving the on line course as a result of his constant attacks on my style of writing ( or lack of ). Followed by Skill pages saying if I did not have at least a BA, then I was not worth considering. I was ready to quit my writing, and would have done if not for three really close and wonderful friends; Ruth, Hazel & Jane who kept me going through that terrible time.
Last week I was contacted by a lady from Texas, who had come across my blogs via LinkedIn. Jeannie Walker has just had her first book ‘Fighting the devil’ about how she coped with the poisoning of her ex-husband, by his second wife and her lover published.
Last night I was contacted by a Canadian editor at Abandoned Towers magazine www.abandonedtowers.com to say she was really impressed by the concepts involved in ‘Chronicles,’ if I cleaned it up she would be happy to include it in her on line magazine.
Latest from Abandoned Towers( Feb 06 2102), Karin Abel the editor wants to publish on line all the ‘Chronicles’ stories
Sure, my tutors contacts had no idea; the thing is I have a totally different outlook and set of contacts. One of the main things for anyone starting out writing is: you are unknown.Take the smallest crumbs and thank the people who give them. There is no shame in writing on line articles. The more articles from various magazines and types of articles, can only benefit you.
All this goes in your file and if you print the articles out, even better; always making sure you have the logo or some recognisable mark from the magazine in show. To show it is official.