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Eureka Literary Magazine Publishes “Flying Dutchman” by M Cid D’Angelo

Hi everyone! Editor Zeke Jarvis at Eureka Literary Magazine has published my latest short story, “Flying Dutchman,” this year! The story was inspired by Sidney Poitier’s autobiography, The Measure of a Man, specifically about his leaving the Bahamas in his … Continue reading

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Villains in Literature and Cinema

The greatest villains in story are those who appear sympathetic and are complex; their goals and their ideals always appear reasonable. They make sense – even if they’re psychotic in their origin. The machinations of the villain always work against … Continue reading

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The Online Persona for the Artist or, Online Forums are Minefields

First of all, I am not immune. I get myself into trouble ALL THE TIME. We all use online public forums in one way or another to get our views, news, and opinions across to complete strangers. Most of the … Continue reading

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Notes on Attaining an Impressive Writer’s Platform

It is daunting, you know, to try to look at the publishing battlefield ahead and wonder if you have the weapons to fight it. I have never come across an easy submission campaign to literary agents and traditional presses – … Continue reading

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Time and the Writer

Okay, first of all, I’m not as prolific as I used to be – writing. I’ve found as I’ve gotten published, my production has fallen off. I don’t tally that to the reason I do not have time, though, but … Continue reading

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The Art of Short Story Writing

“I don’t write short stories. They’re difficult,” the novelist laments. I hear it all the time; you’d be surprised how many bestselling novelists avoid writing short works like the Plague. There was a time, yes, when I too couldn’t grasp … Continue reading

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