Mercenary Writer's Press*

A heady assortment of contest announcements, intriguing markets, writing links, product reviews, poetic waxing, and other matters mercenary.

*A unique publishing house in which no actual publications have been produced, (although several have been intensely, if fruitlessly, contemplated).
May 07
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Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
— Lawrence Kasdan
Apr 08
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Staying Alive  (via redguard, via trumpetnista)

Staying Alive  (via redguard, via trumpetnista)

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Tools of the Trade: Tech Wonder Edition.  We are intrigued.

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Our Powers of Creative Justification are Finely Honed

In an (admittedly lame) effort to justify the purchase of an iPad, I am embarking on a year-long experiment: a full 365 days will pass before I use another piece of paper. Goodbye trusty steno pad, so long Office Max credit card, farewell Moleskine— let the games begin.

Mar 16
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The Saints are the Sinners who keep on trying.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
Mar 10
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The Company You Keep  (via bookshelves)

The Company You Keep  (via bookshelves)

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The writer must write what he has to say. Not speak it.
— Ernest Hemingway
Mar 05
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Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
— Raymond Chandler
Feb 19
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The quickest, easiest way to produce something beautiful and lasting is to risk making something horribly crappy.
— Chris Baty
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As seen when writing (via www.horstmann.com)

As seen when writing (via www.horstmann.com)

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Jul 03
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Jun 29
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Mental Health Break: Kutiman, The Mother of All Funk Chords. We defy you to listen without smiling.