Ron Savage has published more than ninety stories worldwide. He is the recipient of the Editor's Circle Award in Best New Writing (Hopewell) and has recently been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has been a guest fiction editor for Crazyhorse, and his new novel Scar Keeper: An Indigo Swann Mystery (Hilliard & Harris) is now out in bookstores and on amazon.com.
I am fairly cynical about How-To anything and especially How-To things that have to do with writing. I would say write everyday and read everyday. Read the things you like and write the things you like. But if you are a writer you are doing that already.
Here are some more things you either know or are doing already, or both:
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One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize,
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