Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The official coronation

In "Diversify Your Career: Exploring Fiction-Writing Options" (Romance Writers of America's Romantic Writers Report, July 2010) Vivi Anna writes:
In today's unstable publishing market, it is important for an author to be flexible and willing to change. That means thinking outside the box to stay published and to make an income.
Towards the end of the article, after suggesting alternate markets for novels, she delves into short fiction and writes:
Can't stay away from romance? There are a whole slew of magazines looking for romantic "true" stories. The "Trues" as they are known in the industry: True Romance, True Confession, True Love, True Experience, and True Story are always looking for well-written, emotionally fueled stories. Crime writer Michael Bracken is sometimes referred to as the "King of Confessions" because of the more than 170 stories he's written for the "Trues."
It's in print, so the rumors must be true. I have been crowned "King of Confessions."


Kevin R. Tipple said...

All hail the king!

Vivi Anna said...

I hope you don't mind the coronation. :-)

I think its been in the works for some time now.

Michael Bracken said...

I don't mind a bit, Vivi.

I just hope no one's looking to overthrow the king. That whole democracy thing could be the death of me...