Sunday, 5 August 2012

Lesson learned

With reference to my last post which told you all of my latest rejection I wanted to share the lesson that I learned from the process of writing it. I won't keep you waiting because I'm sure that the suspense is killing you so here it is. The lesson is that, and I say this with no offence to anyone who writes for them, but writing for M & B is not something that I would like to do on a regular basis. They have moved on and you are allowed a bit more realism but keeping within their framework makes the stories, how can I put this, unrealistic. That is only my opinion of course but I'm entitled to it so I'm giving it. So, I'm glad I gave it a try but I won't be trying it again in a hurry. This morning I'm going back to basics as it were and preparing a couple of short stories to be sent out into the world. Last year was my most successful (although still very modest) year as a writer but the wheels seem to have come off my wagon so to speak so its time to back-track a bit I think. Just out of interest, can anyone please tell me how to get paragraphs on here? I'm still not a fan of the neww format and since it changed I have never had paragraphs. I could live with it at first but now it is irritating me.

4 comments:

Captain Black said...

I can't help with the M&B, I'm afraid, since their stuff is outside my usual writing genres and I have no experience with them.

The paragraph thing always used to work if you leave one or more blank lines between blocks of text, to start a new one. I don't know about a new format, since I haven't posted any blog articles of my own for blimmin ages.

Colette McCormick said...

I tried the leaving a line thing Captain but with no joy. Not a fan of the new format.

Captain Black said...

When editing a post, try adjusting the options (menu on the right). Change the "line breaks" bit from "use <br> tag" to "press enter for line breaks".

Colette McCormick said...

Thanks Captain I'll give that a go.