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Forum: Publishing 12-20-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,347
Posted By MJ Preston
You and I aren't all that different. I have a day...

You and I aren't all that different. I have a day job. I made the decision to go this route based on the fact that I was approaching 47 and did not want to see a weathered manuscript not find any...
Forum: Publishing 12-20-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,347
Posted By MJ Preston
First off, that's pretty outdated thinking. The...

First off, that's pretty outdated thinking. The publishing world is in the same kind of turmoil the music world was in a number of years ago.

I am not just referring to Amazon Kindle. And for the...
Forum: Publishing 12-19-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,347
Posted By MJ Preston
Self publishing no longer has to cost a writer...

Self publishing no longer has to cost a writer any money. Print on Demand, Kindle and ePub are all making it easier for writers to break into the market. I know this because I published my first...
Forum: Classifieds 12-19-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 725
Posted By MJ Preston
Free e-giveaway from a Writer's Beat Member

Hello fellow WB members. It has been awhile since I visited, but I wanted to let you know that this Christmas I am giving away free e-versions of my horror novel: THE EQUINOX which was published in...
Forum: Fiction 02-07-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By MJ Preston
Sandy

Sandy by MJ Preston
Approx word count: 1650

It was that time again. Time to say. “Hello.”

He trudged up the hill feeling his heart tighten in his chest. The little house was made of stone, a...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-06-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,450
Posted By MJ Preston
Purple Bead suicide is not an option and believe...

Purple Bead suicide is not an option and believe me when I say that it creates numerous victims. At one time in my life I was at the lowest point and felt that I would not be able to recover, it...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-15-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By MJ Preston
Thanks calli its up online ...

Thanks calli its up online
http://mjpreston.ca/darkpassages.php
Forum: Poetry 10-15-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By MJ Preston
In Spirit Wood

IN SPIRIT WOOD

Gather young children, hush now and listen
Do you hear the call of skin, the walker within
Its head filled with hunger, its heart filled with ick
walk softly my...
Forum: Classifieds 10-14-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 596
Posted By MJ Preston
Dark Passages Issue #2 Online

Well the second issue of Dark Passages has come to pass and this issue includes a story by none other than Calligraphy.

Some of what's included in this issue:
An interview soundtrack composer...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-11-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,912
Posted By MJ Preston
I'd go the other way. Call him Ronald or Tim, or...

I'd go the other way. Call him Ronald or Tim, or even Donald. Then build him up as a bad ass, possibly using his name as the root of how he became what he became. Boy named Sue worked for Johnny...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-10-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By MJ Preston
Your going to develop all of these characters and...

Your going to develop all of these characters and kill them off one at a time or in a group?

How about a quick outline.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-06-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By MJ Preston
Okay, if anything I got a chuckle. Redlorry,...

Okay, if anything I got a chuckle. Redlorry, could you tell her to check her email, I sent her a copy of her short story in PDF she submitted for Dark Passages and haven't heard back.

It will be...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-05-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By MJ Preston
Anyone seen or heard from Calligraphy?

Haven't heard hyde nor hair. Anyone else?

M
Forum: Board Games 09-28-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9,470
Views: 210,671
Posted By MJ Preston
sauteed cat liver

sauteed cat liver
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-18-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,707
Posted By MJ Preston
Click for a listen. Dark Times by Kevin...

Click for a listen.

Dark Times by Kevin MacLeod (http://music.incompetech.com/royalty-free/Dark%20Times.mp3)

The House of Leaves by Kevin MacLeod...
Forum: Writing Markets 09-13-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By MJ Preston
Syntax, dark poetry is certainly welcome. At...

Syntax, dark poetry is certainly welcome. At present I have two short stories and an interview lined up for the next issue, but I need more material, so I will wait on a launch for Issue# 2 once I...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-12-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 17,511
Posted By MJ Preston
One thing I miss is Cold Ethyl and her skeleton...

One thing I miss is Cold Ethyl and her skeleton kiss
We met last night making love under the refrigerator light
Ethyl Ethyl let me squeeze you in my arms
Ethyl Ethyl come and freeze me with your...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-12-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 557
Posted By MJ Preston
There's one in the spotlight

..he don't look right too me, get him up against the wall.

This Thursday at the Air Canada Center:
...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-11-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,991
Posted By MJ Preston
White Birthday Cake with sickeningly sweet icing.

White Birthday Cake with sickeningly sweet icing.
Forum: Non-Fiction 09-07-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By MJ Preston
Guns and Booze

Non Fiction - Word Count approx 700

In 1982 my stepfather came home and walked over to our stereo, took the Lp that was on the turntable and tossed it on the floor. Then he put on The Doors, sat...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-06-2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 43,213
Posted By MJ Preston
The first edit/rewrite was done completely on the...

The first edit/rewrite was done completely on the computer. I would edit a chapter and send it out a writer friend of mine who would review it and I'd fix what he would find.

Now I am going to...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-05-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 43,213
Posted By MJ Preston
Woo Hoo finished the second draft of my novel...

Woo Hoo finished the second draft of my novel yesterday!
Forum: Writing Markets 09-02-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By MJ Preston
Dark Passages Issue #1 Online

This online Magazine pays tribute to the pulp monthly's like Twilight Zone and Night Cry.

Dark Passages features short stories in the Horror/suspense/supernatural genre. It doesn't cost anything...
Forum: Writing Markets 08-30-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 685
Posted By MJ Preston
Icon4 Dark Passages looking for Writers and an editor.

Hey fellow Writer's Beat members!

I launched the debut PDF of Dark Passages today with five contributions in total. This would not have been possible without the encouragement and help of the...
Forum: Non-Fiction 08-20-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,061
Posted By MJ Preston
The popularity of horror both in film and print...

The popularity of horror both in film and print changes with trends. I do not think it is in peril, in fact I think it will continue to flourish and evolve. Action might be the flavour this year, but...
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