PUBLISHING..

So I am curious.  I was going to start posting some of my writings online on my blog, however, I have been reading some of these rules for contests out there and they state that you can not enter them if you or the writing has been published and when you read further it states that posting on a blog, social media, website, etc no matter how little or big the piece of writing is, that is considered being published and then thus now you are disqualified from entering.

Has anyone come across this?  I know back in my hay day I had some poems published on poetry.com, so I guess I was a published writer and didn’t even know it .

I am guessing no more writing my works on social media and such asking for critiques as that nullifies my changes at entering contests that may be available.

 

I bet you Snoopy never had this problem with his writing.

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NO WAY!!

Has this ever happened to anyone???  

Be honest…as I about to be truthful with you all.

A few months ago I had this idea for a story..I thought this idea was so bizarre but yet it could be believable, at least to me it could be.

You know how you teeter on the idea can this idea be conceivable as potentially happening or is it just way off on left field somewhere.  

The plot was a lonely lady, dealing with heartbreak in her life began feeding the squirrels in the neighborhood and developed a bond, I guess you would call it a bond a trainer to trainee kind of bond.   Anyways she would train this squirrels to become murders to people she set the squirrels out to attack..  I was still working out the whole plotline to figure out how to create this outlandish crazy idea to actually make sense that it could possibly happen.  

Well low and behold I see the local newspaper in my state… This was the article:

https://worldnewsdailyreport.com/woman-arrested-for-training-squirrels-to-attack-her-ex-boyfriend/
Yeah, so I guess my story doesn’t seem so far-fetched afterall.  

If you haven’t clicked the link, oh please do so.  Her arrest photo is awesome!!!!

Has anyone ever had an idea that they thought was so crazy that you thought it too unbelievable to happen and then you discover it has?

ONLY WRITERS WILL UNDERSTAND….

So if you read my blog, then you have already read and know that I have been reading these collection of books written about Michigan murders.  

Well I am on my 3rd book by the same author, Tom Henderson, and my dad asks, “Why are you intrigued with these stories?”

I told him, “It helps with my creative juices”

He stutters, “Should I worry about being safe in the home..”

I just laugh…and left it at that…

LOL…

(Ah the life of a writer)

ACCESS DENIED…..SAY WHAT???

So I am reading this true Michigan murder mystery story.  I go online to search names to find out what had happened as the book is like 8 years old and it left me saying the guy was going to appeal the verdict and I wanted to see what ever became of the appeal.  So I Google names, I came across a website, it’s a blog in fact, of all these cases in Michigan and what transpired in the court; many being written by the Michigan attorney defending the case.  It was a dream find…something that just starts the creative writing juices. I sqve the page as a bookmark..

I go back to the site today, our intent provider has denied me access to the site stating I need to call them.  For reals, I am like it’s not like I’m watching underage porn or something, I am reading about true Michigan Murder cases written by people who were part of the process.

ATT Uverse you suck.
Has your research every ended with your internet company denying you access??