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The Online Journal of Writer Kate Sykes


This is my life off Facebook.

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Would the Real Bully Please Stand up? Please Stand Up.

“Aggression has a meaning, but that meaning doesn’t apply to us.” – Noam Chomsky

December 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Serializing, Crowdsourcing and Scientology: An Interview with Sci-Fi Author Katherine Turner

Katherine Turner, author of Pleasure Model, talks to me about publishing her sci-fi novel in serial format.

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 Manuscript Mistakes and How they Hurt your Novel’s Chances of Success

Fixing these five flubs will make your prose read more like that of a professional and help you get your manuscript the attention it deserves.

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Race

Trout season is short and mushroom picking is a race against the worms.

August 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

A ‘Talkative’ Piece

I took the thing out, flipped it around and tried to force it in the other way. Why had I bought this piece of junk?

July 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

Getting the Most from Writing Group Feedback

A writing group is not a showcase for polished work. It’s a place to bring your problem children.

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment