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Goal Plan Action = Success Venn Diagram The turnout for our January meeting on self-publishing was excellent and I hope everyone found the information useful. But one thing we didn’t really discuss is what self-publishing means in terms of a writing career. As writers, most of us rarely think beyond the book. We don’t like it. We want to think of ourselves as creatives, not business people. Unfortunately, that’s not a practical way to approach a career. And if you’re thinking about self-publishing, it’s not only impractical, it’s career-ending. If you’re planning to self-publish, the very first question you have to ask yourself is why. What is the career goal that led you to that decision? There are, I would argue, three…

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Mug Shot: A.J. Sidransky

An MWA-NY members since 2015, A.J. Sidransky is a long-time resident of Washington Heights, New York. He travels frequently to the Dominican Republic. His debut novel, Forgiving Maximo Rothman, was selected as a finalist for the Outstanding Debut Novel by National Jewish Book Awards. His second novel, Stealing a Summer’s Afternoon, was selected as a finalist for […]

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Get an Earful . . . of CRIME!

Can’t get enough crime stories from magazines, books, and cable TV? Well, they say video killed the radio star, but that case was never closed. And now rumors of the radio star’s demise seem very premature. Especially now that we have podcasts. A podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to […]

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So You’ve Written a Mystery Short Story — Now What?

You’ve just spent countless hours crafting a crime fiction short story that you’re proud of, and you’re dying to have other people read it, besides your spouse, your pals, and your creative writing prof. Where do you send it? There are numerous magazines and journals, in print and online, hungry to read your story. After all, they exist to […]

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