10 ‘What If’ Writing Prompts



It’s Monday! If you’re feeling a little stunted after the weekend, here are some ‘What If’ writing prompts to get you thinking or writing (hopefully both!).

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Breaking Through Creative Blocks, a FunDead Blog for Creative Salem!


wall700Amber and Laurie, beloved FunDead Editors, tackle Creative Blocks in a piece for Creative Salem!  You can check out the piece, and maybe get some great advice by following this link!



Writing Your Submission E-Mail



So you’ve written an amazing piece that you are ready to send to the editor.  You’ve attached the .doc, along with a well-written cover letter.  You start your e-mail off with Dear… and then you’re stumped.

The easy answer would be to simply copy the text from your cover letter and paste it into the body of the e-mail.  However, in doing so, you may be forfeiting an excellent opportunity to talk yourself up to the editor a bit more, and include important information, such as links to your web space, social media, or published works. Continue reading

How To Write and Format a Cover Letter



Many writers find that cover letters give them more trouble than writing a book blurb.  If you are submitting for the first time, you may not be sure of what to include in your letter, or how to format it.  We’ve created an example to help you with submissions to FunDead Publications, or to other publishers. Continue reading

How To Format A Manuscript For Traditional or Indie Submissions



Did you know that some publishers are so particular about submissions that they will trash your piece without reading it simply because of the spacing, font, or missing important information you forgot to provide?  Luckily, that’s not the way we do things at FunDead, but we’ve compiled some information on traditional submission requirements to help you on your way, whether you’re sending it to us or to another fabulous publisher! Continue reading