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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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Early Writings (Part 2)

I loved O. Henry, so much, in fact, that I plagiarized “The Gift of the Magi” and read it out in class as my own creation.  I was in 6th Grade at the time, and wishing to make myself popular; … Continue reading

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Early Writings (Part 1)

My earliest recollections of becoming interested in writing and literature in general began while I was living in Monticello, Utah.  There are several memories that rival each other for the first actual instance I put pencil to paper with the … 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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Storytelling

Daily Word Count Goal Met … check! The END typed at the bottom of manuscript … check! Revisions Made and completed … check! List of literary agents and publishing houses ready for submission … check! Yet, most successful and unsuccessful … Continue reading

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Why Your Characters Must Have It Bad

Imagine: Frodo is given a magic ring by his eccentric uncle that makes him invisible. All Frodo does in the novel is put it on and play a practical joke every once in awhile on Sam or Merry or Pippin, … Continue reading

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