Tag Archives: Writers Resources

Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Where have I been? What have I been doing? Working! Some of you may know that I run a professional editorial and writing business Margaret Langstaff Editorial. Well, lately I’ve been swamped with book and poetry manuscripts to copy edit, … Continue reading

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Hot tip for aspiring writers today: Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest

The prestigious literary magazine Ploughshares with a long distinguished history of discovering and publishing tomorrow’s literary greats, has announced this year’s “Emerging Writers Contest.” Go for it, hatchling writers!  Whether you win or not, you will get experience and exposure, … Continue reading

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Scrapers and Slackers, Particularly Students: Take Note

Hate to be a bear about this, but have discovered to my intense annoyance that some of my posts about Emily Dickinson‘s works and Flannery O’Connor as well as an assortment of other exhortations to writers and fulminations about other … Continue reading

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You Have to Be Willing to Make a Fool Out of Yourself: Some Advice to a Young Writer

(c)Copyright 2013 Margaret Langstaff, All Rights Reserved I receive many emails and questions from young writers of fiction, serious novices who have literary aspirations. Many of them are well read and well educated and as a result are so in … Continue reading

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Some Recent Articles of Interest to Writers

These are all dead on, IMHO. Worth reading if you’re serious … and committed. God knows the serious and committed among writers should be “committed” (terrible pun!) on some days after several hours of lonely toil at the craft.  Intelligent … Continue reading

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