Just picked up a gig on the Daily Star Trek News website

NakedMoleRat

Master Member
"He promises that his works will never contain profanity, gratuitous violence, or anything else that would prevent the entire family from enjoying them together."

I greatly appreciate someone who does this but also is vocal about it. Excellent work!
It was also why my early works were rejected time and again, sadly. My YA series is all self published. I actually had a publisher wanting me to put more violence and 'edge' in a story that was meant for 12 - 15 year olds.

It wasn't until I got to be known a little and my work had started to be noticed.

It was 7 years after I began self publishing that I got my first publisher to add my story to an anthology, and that I gave to him for free just to get published professionally and have my name attached to a publisher.

Which lead to my current publisher that DOES pay for my work, and has now brought me on as an editor, which sadly, pays far, far better than my writing alone does.

I guess it's a long way of saying that if you believe in yourself, then nothing, NOTHING can make you quit. No one can discourage you to the point to where you quit trying. You will keep knocking on doors until someone answers.

Then again, if your dream was to be in a boy band, and you're now in your 50's... give it up!
 

NakedMoleRat

Master Member

NakedMoleRat

Master Member
Today’s article.

For tomorrow, I’ve been tasked with reporting on the Eaglemoss bankruptcy.

Journalists are supposed to be impartial, right?

 

JPH

Sr Member
can't wait to sink my teeth into the cannibalism article


Also, Sisko looks a bit like a bald Gordon Malloy from the Orville. Hmmm, crossovers
 

NakedMoleRat

Master Member
So, funny story. Tomorrow’s article talks about how Strange New Worlds is the highest viewed Star Trek series on Paramount plus. I wrote an article, that was pretty fairly opinionated. And in a back handed way, I called it the shiniest of all the turds on the streaming service. The editor is going to publish it as it is, but asked me to dial the opinions back a little going forward. He’s going to publish it as it is, because he happens to agree with me.
 

NakedMoleRat

Master Member
Here is today’s post. Dang, objectivity can be hard.

 

JPH

Sr Member
So, funny story. Tomorrow’s article talks about how Strange New Worlds is the highest viewed Star Trek series on Paramount plus. I wrote an article, that was pretty fairly opinionated. And in a back handed way, I called it the shiniest of all the turds on the streaming service. The editor is going to publish it as it is, but asked me to dial the opinions back a little going forward. He’s going to publish it as it is, because he happens to agree with me.

Always use an editor! Weird when you write something and you totally get it, but the intended audience doesn't. Also, chickpea pheasant umpteenth ear wax make sense

So, if they didn't agree with you, would they have killed the article?
 

NakedMoleRat

Master Member
Always use an editor! Weird when you write something and you totally get it, but the intended audience doesn't. Also, chickpea pheasant umpteenth ear wax make sense

So, if they didn't agree with you, would they have killed the article?
Maybe. When I edited my two volume anthology for Belanger Books last year, I had enough submitted stories to have done three books. But there were some that just weren’t good, so I killed them.

There were ones that were good, but didn’t fit in to the collection that I was going for, so they weren’t used either.

There were a couple that I included but I wanted significant changes in them so that I would accept them. One of the authors let me do the rewrite to their story, (they still got full credit for it) so I have a totally cool outlook on that.

The simple truth is, it’s not my house, I’m a guest, so if they say to me I have to take my shoes off to enter, I take them off.
 

JPH

Sr Member
Maybe. When I edited my two volume anthology for Belanger Books last year, I had enough submitted stories to have done three books. But there were some that just weren’t good, so I killed them.

There were ones that were good, but didn’t fit in to the collection that I was going for, so they weren’t used either.

There were a couple that I included but I wanted significant changes in them so that I would accept them. One of the authors let me do the rewrite to their story, (they still got full credit for it) so I have a totally cool outlook on that.

The simple truth is, it’s not my house, I’m a guest, so if they say to me I have to take my shoes off to enter, I take them off.

Oh yeah, I understand. But for instance, the editor let's you rip into stuff he agrees with, and if he gets pushback, he can point at you. Even if the buck stops with him *wink*

It is a symbiosis. Just like a guest in your house is (hopefully) there because you *want* them there, you dont prepare steak if the guest is vegan.

What you create helps or hurts both you and the editor.

Gratz again on getting noticed!
 

NakedMoleRat

Master Member
Well, now the editor is letting me pick the stories that I want to write about instead of assigning them to me. So far this week I’ve been able to do that.

today’s story is on the one, the only, the magnificent, William Shatner.


tomorrow’s article will be about Zachary Quinto‘s surprise at learning his great grandfather used the expression live long and prosper, 112 years before he was cast in the role of Mr. Spock.
 

Mottrex

Sr Member
The editor contacted me this morning and asked if I could fill for one of the staff writers next week.

After almost 5 years of near exclusively writing Sherlock Holmes (professionally) it’s going to be great to branch out and cover my first love, Trek. I did tell him that I’m biased to the Legacy Star Trek series’ as the new stuff is trash. He hired me anyway. :)

My articles will start Monday and run through next week.

Congratulations well done and look forward to some honest reviews..
 

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