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This site is my baby, my favorite, my first literary love. It’s also a ‘scratch space’; the posts here are written free-form, stream of consciousness, and off the cuff.
(‘No!‘ I hear you cry, in mock amazement. ‘Really? Get out.‘
Hush up, you.)
Sometimes, though, it’s fun to write something a bit more polished. Something with a beginning, a middle, and an end; without (quite as many of) the asides and inside jokes and bizarre tangents. These pieces often emerge from the ‘salvageable’ bits of one or more posts here; it’s just a matter of cleaning the rough off the diamonds, if you will. Or off the dull, scratched imitation quartz, if you prefer. The analogy stands, dammit.
The results are pieces suitable for
submission to rejection by a magazine editor, maybe, or a newspaper columnist. These articles occasionally make it pasts the guards here and over the weblog walls, escaping into the dusky shadows of the interweb. When that happens, I like to list them here — they’re my ‘ones that got away’.
Maybe someday, I’ll figure out why they got away, and write something else someone will have. Baby steps for now, though. Baby steps.
Other Sites Where I Have Written Regularly:
Bugs & Cranks (baseball; often Atlanta Braves-related)
ZuG.com (general goofiness; ‘Zolton Does Amazon’ article series, more)
Articles in E-Publication Elsewhere:
(These articles were submitted and accepted for publication, or [presumably] pulled from a syndication source directly.)
The Science Creative Quarterly February 14, 2007 — Love in the Laboratory
Issues Mag July/August 2006 — Summertime Soothers
Issues Mag May/June 2006 — A Matriculation Proclamation
Issues Mag Mar/Apr 2006 — My Hallmark Moment
Boomer Jokes! Mar 2006 — The Good Old Days Are Gone (syndicated)
Points in Case Feb 2006 – Do NOT Air This Sitcom (Twelve Simple Rules…)
ESL Teachers Board Feb 2006 — How I Feel About Pirates (syndicated)
Global Lampoon Feb 2006 — Reality Shows We’ll (Hopefully) Never See (syndicated)
Global Lampoon Feb 2006 — Valentine’s Day for Dummies (syndicated)
The Spoof Feb 2006 — Twelve Simple Rules for Sucking Less Than ‘Eight Simple Rules’
Syndication/Writers’ Sites I Sometimes Use:
(Some articles have been posted to many of the sites on this list.)
Article Dashboard — my articles
Content Articles — my articles
Free Articles Zone — my articles
Publishers Cloning House — my articles
Write Your Articles — my articles
Defunct Sites Where I Once Contributed
Dial M for Moron (not so much defunct as ‘all defuncted-ed up)
Zoiks! ezine — regular columnist; several articles (now back online; archives presumably kaput)
(Note: If you should find my work on another site — or god forbid, printed on actual paper! — that I’ve missed, please email me to let me know. You’re the best.)Permalink | No Comments
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