Author Archives: TheWriteChris

About TheWriteChris

I've been an intermittent writer for years and now I am taking the deep plunge. I will soon be be published in the Career Guide for Salem Press where I wrote about the Real Estate Industry. I am an active member of CHAIRS, a regional writer's critique group. I also do my best to keep informed of the publishing industry news and changes. Over the years I've written numerous short stories, a humorous book on being a Realtor and have a partly finished romance/fantasy novel. For about the last 10 years I've written skits for adults that run anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. In the past year I began writing for the children's curriculum at my church. This opened up my eyes and heart to writing for children - the writing genre I am now pursuing most actively.

Get back on the horse

Yes, getting a rejection is disappointing, but I’ve worked through it. I’ve done more research to find a new place to send my rejected stories once they have been rewritten. I have also sent the story and the guidelines to … Continue reading

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Get back on the horse

Yes, getting a rejection is disappointing, but I’ve worked through it. I’ve done more research to find a new place to send my rejected stories once they have been rewritten. I have also sent the story and the guidelines to … Continue reading

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Getting the Rejection

It came in the mail today – the envelope typewritten with my name and address and the return address with the publication name. I recognized it right away as I had typed it that way. This was a response to … Continue reading

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Another Side of Rejection

At my last writers’ group meeting, one of our speakers read a piece about rejection. It was a response to a rejection that the writer received.  I didn’t take notes, but I had examples at home at home to use. … Continue reading

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Dealing with Rejection

A story of mine was rejected today. I didn’t get a personal rejection but rather the winning finalists in the writing contest were posted and my name wasn’t on the list. Just in case I re-read the list to make … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Writer’s Dream

Once upon a time in a faraway land, there lived a writer of words known as a journalist who told the news. He wanted more than that, he wanted to write fiction. This thinker of a man did succeed in … Continue reading

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A Child’s Reading

I have been an avid reader all my life, but I am not one to hold on to books. I usually donate my books, once read, to my local library. For me to keep a book means it holds a … Continue reading

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I am a Writer

I do a lot of reading and research and at times, I feel I am a hamster on a spinning wheel. I want results and I want them now. That’s when I remember a favorite phrase that keeps me going, … Continue reading

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Anticipation

I’ve had a busy last two weeks. I’ve sent out 2 stories, entered 2 contests and done the first and second draft of a picture book. Now the waiting comes in.  I can’t just sit back and wait for something … Continue reading

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A Child’s Dream

Who doesn’t dream about being famous? When I was a child of 10 I already dreamed of being a famous writer. My best friend told me she would hold on to my letters as she expected me to be famous … Continue reading

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