In Stardust, Neil Gaiman wrote, “There once was a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.” For writers, our truest heart’s desire is for someone to read our work and feel moved by it. We want them to connect with what we’ve written as if we were speaking for them in some way. This is what magic is made of – our thoughts, written down and given to others who make those thoughts their own.
Our second truest heart’s desire, of course, is to be brilliant, get published and watch the fame and money roll in. With that in mind, my newest tips article is up at The Review Review and I couldn’t be happier ever after about it!
Publishing In Small Journals: The Un-Fairy Tale
Go ahead – kiss a few frogs. Show the world your magic by finding the right publication for your writing. Smite the dragon of…
…oh, ok, ok. Enough with the puns.
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline
Loved your tribute to Olaf Prufer!
Thank you, Irene!