About this Issue (64)



Issue 64

July/August/September 2011


Starting with this issue, Vision will now be published quarterly, rather than every two months.  The new schedule is:

  • January/February/March
  • April/May/June
  • July/August/September
  • October/November/December

This is something I've considered for a long time.  We are now in the 11th year of production, and some extra time between issues will be a great help.  This will also give me time to work on transferring back issue material to the new Joomla! site (That is this version), which will be a great help.


So, except for two less issues a year, nothing will change.  I might even do a couple special issues with older articles based on themes. Eventually, I might have time to do all kinds of fun things with Vision.  However, first is to get this issue posted.  We have some great articles!  I hope you enjoy this issue! 


I am always looking for new articles.  Read the submission guidelines and consider sending me an article or two about writing.  I look forward to hearing from you.



From the Editor: Time and Change

Anyone who knows me constantly hears me talk about my lack of time.  I have a lot of odd work: Weekly newsletters for one company, Forward Motion and Vision every other month.  Updates here and there, work on other things. . . .





Inkygirl Comic 

-- by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Book Lover




Questions for Authors

-- by Lazette Gifford

Welcome to the fourth set of questions for 2011.Thank you to the authors who have taken the time to answer and let the rest of us see into how you approach work.




Workshop: Book Trailer Basics

-- by Lazette Gifford

I'm new to the art of making book trailers.  I've created a few . . . I've enjoyed the work and I've learned something from each one, as well as learning a lot from watching other people's trailers.




Mar's Market: Interview:  Scott H. Andrews, Editor-in-Chief and

 Publisher of Beneath Ceaseless Skies

-- by Margaret McGaffey Fisk

Continuing the interviews with editors mentioned in the survey I conducted for the January-February 2011 issue of Vision. . . .




Organizing a Novel When You're Right-Brained

-- by Linda Adams

If you're right-brained, you know what a challenge organizing a novel can be.  Most of the techniques available are for a left-brained world, and even how it's taught is in often in a left-brained way, inside to outside. 




Tarot Writing Exercise

-- by Violeta Nedkova

Yes, I’ve been playing around with Tarot cards. It’s something that occupies both my hands and mind when I just need a break. Besides, my friends keep telling me I get it right most of the time, which is funny because I have yet to learn to do it ‘properly’. Basically, I just go with my gut. 



i <3 u: Technology and Chatspeak in Romance

--by Sumaya Bouadi

In our modern day and age, the blind date has been replaced by the eHarmony date. Rather than waiting desperately for a phone call, we wait desperately for the text. We no longer find out about potential cheaters by catching them in a restaurant; rather, we glimpse their Facebook wall.




6 Do's and Don'ts of Writing and Selling Articles 

-- by April Argam

The task of writing and selling articles might seem like an easy one, but really there are many different things to think about. How you write the article is important, but also how well you follow rules and interact with editors is just as important.




The Rhythm Method -- It Works in Fiction

-- by Aimee Laine

If words and grammar were the only necessary elements in writing fiction, we’d all have been genius writers the moment we got that ‘A+’ on our English exams. Even a new writer, though, knows there is more to the craft than slapping words on a page and ensuring the right placement of commas.




Website Review:The Passive Voice

 -- Reviewed by J. A. Marlow

There are many sites with advice, articles, and workshops for the craft of writing. There are chats and forums. The previous is all well and good, but there are other sides to the being a writer.




Book Review: The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter

-- Reviewed by Jeri-Tallee Dawson

When I think of the perfect writing book, I don't think of a book that teaches me about structure, improves my grammar or gets me up to speed on the latest trendy writing formula. I'm thinking of a book that inspires me to write, that burns with a writer who can't do anything but, who writes because he must.





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